The Allotment committee have drawn up the following terms and conditions to accompany your tenancy agreement. It is intended to help all our tenants understand their responsibilities and the limits of their tenancy as well as ensuring our allotment sites are clean, tidy, cultivated spaces for the enjoyment of everyone, including the surrounding community.
The main aim of the committee is to provide allotments on which tenants can cultivate food crops for their family’s consumption.
The committee accept that some plots are cultivated as gardens rather than allotments, this is historical and will remain for those tenants who have an existing tenancy, but will change to allotments when the plots are naturally re-tenanted.
- All plots must be maintained in a weed free cultivated state. All materials taken onto your plot must be utilised and removable on leaving your tenancy. Annual plot inspections will be carried out by members of the committee.
- It is the responsibility of each plot holder to maintain the internal fence of their plot to a reasonable, tidy and safe standard.The perimeter fence of each site is Colne Town Council’s responsibility.
- It is the responsibility of plot holders to maintain the area around their plot in a weed free state and to cut grass regularly.
- A shed not exceeding 6’ x 8’ (2.5 x 2m) may be erected on your plot.
- A greenhouse not exceeding 20’x 10’ (6m x 3m) may be erected on your plot.
- A polytunnel not exceeding 15’x10’ may be erected on your plot – any increase on this size requires written permission from the committee.
- Dogs If you choose to bring a dog onto the site, it must be kept within your own allotment and not allowed to stray onto other plots. Any mess must be cleaned up and removed from the site.
- NO LIVESTOCK may be kept on your plot without written permission from The Committee. Each application for the keeping of any live creatures will be considered on an individual basis.
- Bonfires. a) Bonfires are not permitted from 31st March to 29th September
b) Fires are to be in a cleared area at a distance of at least 10 metres from any property/sheds.
c) Fires are not to be left unattended at any time.
d) A suitable fire extinguishing appliance to be kept available for immediate use. (Water buckets are acceptable for this)
e) No plastics or materials likely to cause annoyance or damage to health may be burnt on the allotment.
f) Fires must be extinguished at least one hour prior to leaving .
8 Visitors on your allotment are your responsibility and must not be left alone on your plot. Children are expected to be respectful of other plots and tenants.
9 Flagging or decking of an area may not exceed 6m2 for any 1 plot.