There are three allotment sites in Chalford Parish. These are located on Middle Hill and in France Lynch and Brownshill.
Chalford Allotments are on charity land, the charity’s title being “Chalford Allotments for the Labouring Poor” (Charity No. 206016) and therefore are for residents of the parish of Chalford.
We were recently sent a link to this ‘blog’ that contains useful information about starting out with an allotment we which hope may be of interest.
The Middle Hill allotment site
This site is located on Middle Hill, on the left just after Middle Hill farm as you approach the village of Chalford Hill. It is the largest of our allotment sites and has around 80 allotments which vary in size. The standard size full plot is 45 x 5m, but a lot of our tenants prefer to rent a half plot. There are currently a number of plots available at Middle Hill.
The France Lynch allotment site
This site is located on the right on Highfield Way in the Bournes Green direction and is adjacent to France Lynch Pleasure Ground. It consists of 30 allotments, some of which are divided and are all of varying sizes.
The Brownshill allotment site
This site is situated on the edge of Brownshill between the junction of Beech Lane and Brownshill Road. It is the smallest of our allotment sites and there is limited availability. Plots vary in size.
The current rent for a standard full plot (45m x 5m) is £22p.a. and standard half plot £13p.a. There is a banded system of rental for the plots of varying sizes. Please contact the Assistant Clerk for more details, tel. 887204.
MYHarvest (Measure Your Harvest), which is an opportunity to participate in an exciting research project that will estimate the contribution people who grow their own fruit and vegetable crops are making to UK national food production. For further information please go to their website at www.myharvest.org.ukor download the MYHarvest Flyer
The Allotment competition, which is usually held every year in July, will not take place this year. Tenants are being contacted about this, as well as the annual September Tenants’ meeting and a decision will be made by the Trustees after their feedback has been received.