Pucklechurch Parish Council Allotments
The Parish Council owns and administers an allotment site on Westerleigh Road. Currently there is a waiting list.
Allotment holders are required to live within the parish boundary, pay an annual rent (currently £20 p.a.) as well as adhere to a tenancy agreement. A sample copy of the tenancy agreement can be viewed below with this years changes marked in bold and underlined. The revised allotment handbook for 2021 is available below, again with this year's changed in bold and underlined,
For 2021 the parish council has amendment its policy on the use of chemicals, pesticides and herbicides and NONE should be stored on the allotment site.
NO CHEMICALS, PESTISIDES OR HERBICIDES MAY BE STORED ANYWHERE ON SITE AT THE ALLOTMENTS
Pucklechurch Parish Council has committed to minimise the use of harmful pesticides and herbicides on its land. Whilst you are free to bring and use sprays and fertilisers on your own plot in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, in doing so you must take care that you do not affect any adjoining plots, hedges, trees etc. You should only use chemicals where absolutely necessary within your own plot and that will cause the least harm to the environment, members of the public, game birds and other wildlife (other than vermin or pests) and you must comply with the law about use of pesticides and chemicals. You should be aware that game birds in particular are protected by law. You are no longer permitted to store any chemicals, pesticides or herbicides on site.
The parish council has also resolved that in principle there should be differentiation in the charges for different plot sizes and that from 2022, charges will reflect allotment size. It was agreed Cllr Hemmings will finalise the formula for delineation so a new and transparent charging structure based on size can be agreed by the end of June 2021 and circulated to allotment holders.
Residents wishing to be added to the waiting list should contact the Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org