If we don’t turn the water off in the winter, the pipes will freeze, burst, and cost us a lot of money to repair. The water is shut between 1st November and 1st April.
No parking is not allowed on the site without a blue badge. There is a policy of ‘stop & drop’, with a 20 minute maximum time limit. Please park your vehicle in the council car park at the entrance to Pitshanger Park.
Call the Allotment phone number immediately. Please put these numbers in your phone to save time and money if we need a plumber.
Don’t be afraid to ask people what they are doing. They may be plot holders you don’t know, who are looking around, or Committee members – you can easily check which plot they come from by asking a few questions. If they are members of the public please ask them politely to leave.
Call 111 (local police). If the perpetrator(s) are present, call 999 from a safe distance. Wait for the police to arrive so that you can show them what you saw. Give them as much information as you can, especially if you saw anyone. Inform the Secretary after, not before, you inform the police.
You can leave the gate open on Saturday and Sunday 10-12, when the Trading Hut is open, and when annual events are taking place. You will see a notice on the gate if there is an event. Please lock the gate every other time you arrive and leave, and also lock the gate if you Read More …
Yes, but check with your neighbours that they are OK with the time of your barbecue.
A plot-holder can invite up to 6 only visitors to their plot. The plot holder is responsible for the visitors’ safety. They are not allowed to wonder around the site or on any other plot. They must not pick or interfere with produce of other plots.
There are two source of water supplies. One is from the taps near your plot, which is for watering the plot. The source of this water is from a ‘borehole’ and is not recommended for drinking. For drinking purpose only, there is a tap behind the Trading Hut. Please remember, all water supply is shut over the winter periods until Read More …
We suggest plot holders bring a few necessary items of First Aid with them and store them safely in their sheds or carry with them when visiting the allotments. Some first aid equipment is available in the unlocked shed at the back of the trading hut. Call an ambulance if needed. You will need to give Read More …