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Allotments

We have three allotment sites within the parish, Brownshill, France Lynch and Middle Hill.

All three sites are currently full and we have a waiting list for each site. If you would like to be added to the waiting list or you have any queries then please contact the Clerks at The Parish Centre either by phone during opening hours on 01453 887204, or email us.

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/

Chalford Allotment Recipe Book: We would also like to thank Chris and Caroline Lee who are members of ChalCANs Food & Waste Group, who along with their daughter, created a wonderful Recipe Book to help celebrate National Allotment Week 2020.  Many thanks for doing this, and to all tenants who submitted a recipe, they sound great! Please click the link below to view the recipe book.

Recipe Book

The ChalCAN Food & Waste Group run a local seed swap – please see the attached flyer if you would like to find out more.

Seed Swap

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 137 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 46 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 41 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 Rules & Guidance