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Allotments

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.

https://diygarden.co.uk/gardening/starting-an-allotment/

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 130 allotments, these vary in size but the standard size full plot is 45 x 5m, a lot of our tenants prefer to rent a half plot.

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 42 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, there are currently 38 plots of varying sizes.

Cost

The current rent for a standard full plot (45m x 5m) is £27p.a. and standard half plot £15.50p.a. There is a banded system of rental for the plots of varying sizes.  A one off set up fee of £15 is chargeable when you take a plot on.

Please contact Kate, the Assistant Clerk for more details on 01453 887204.

ALLOTMENT GUIDELINES 2018