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In order to bring the Tenancy Agreement up to date YACIO has made a few changes to the Terms and Conditions set out as standard for all of our Tenancies.
A summary of the changes is as follows:
Clause 1 – Your deposit may be withheld if the plot is not in a lettable condition when your tenancy ends.
Clause 3 – YACIO’s policy on antisocial and abusive behaviour has been clarified.
Clause 5 – Confusing wording has been amended. (Fruit Trees can be pruned without permission, all other trees still require permission.)
Clause 8 – Hedges and fences should not exceed 1.5m. Tenants should gradually reduce the height of existing boundaries where this limit is exceeded.
Clause 9 – No barbed wire is to be used anywhere on the allotments.
Clause 10 – No sprinklers should ever be used for watering crops and water supplies should only be used for watering crops.
These changes will come into force from the 1st January 2021. Payment of your annual invoice (sent to you by post in January) will be deemed acceptance of the new terms and conditions. If you feel for any reason that you are unable to comply with these amendments then please let us know as soon as possible that you wish to terminate your tenancy as of 31st December 2020.
Green Lane Growers have prepared this wonderful video about the Green Lane Allotments as their entry for the NSALG Allotments Week competition. Check it out!
If you are interested in getting an allotment of your own and joining an allotment community you can add your name to the waiting list for up to three sites on our application page.
Updated January 2021
Can I still work my allotment during the Covid19 lockdown?
Yes, allotments are a great way of both getting exercise and obtaining food during this crisis.
Can I visit the allotment with my family and friends?
It is permitted to visit your allotment during this lockdown but you can only visit with your household, support bubble or one other person from another household.
Please remember to carry on using social distancing and taking hygiene precautions when visiting the site and touching communal surfaces. It may feel safe on an allotment site but there are still risks.
Do not attend the plot if you have coronavirus symptoms or a family member is self-isolating, this includes people who need to isolate after returning from holidays abroad.
IMPORTANT – The advice given here needs to be read in conjunction with any Regional Guidance introduced by the government that further restricts activity in local areas. Click Here to read the restrictions that apply to your area in England.
Take a flask of hot water, soap and paper towels to the plot with you (cold water will work too).
Use hand sanitiser (should be 60% alcohol content) before entering the site and opening any gate locks.
Wash hands for at least 20 seconds after closing the lock, dry with a paper towel.
The most effective part of hand washing is the drying using preferably paper towel to remove the layer of dead skin scales – on which virus and bacteria sit. Paper towel to compost heap.
DO NOT touch your face after using anything that has been touched by other people.
Wash your hands again for 20 seconds, dry with a paper towel before opening and closing the lock to leave the site.
Use hand sanitiser after closing the lock.
Wash hands when you get home.
Observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2 metres.
If you take your children to the plot, ensure that they stay within its confines and do not run around on communal paths and spaces.
Do not share tools.
Do not wash your hands in water troughs.
I am self-isolating and cannot go to the allotment and worried about losing my plot, what should I do?
Please make sure that you get in touch with us and tell us that you are unable to visit the site, preferably in writing, so that we can make allowances for your situation.
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Sunday 14th July 2019
10.00am – 3.00pm
Join our annual Summer Fete, as part of our Centenary Celebrations in our newly created Community area, ‘Hempland Haven’, car park area allotment shop.
Free event for all association members and the local community. Bringing our community together, sharing successes and failures of the season so far and friendship and laughter over a BBQ and a few drinks!
BBQ (bring your own items to sizzle, but don’t worry if you forget as some can be purchased on the day). Salads, bread rolls, sauces will be provided.
All proceeds raised on the day, are put back into the maintenance of the allotment site, for the benefit of all who work on the site and walk through it.
Please note that there will be no on-site car parking available, during the event
Please see below for more details of classes and events:
Low Moor Allotments Community Kid’s Allotment is located at the bottom of Kilburn Road, just by the allotment car park. The Kid’s Allotment has been running for 15 years and has received many awards. It is organised by volunteers and the sessions are staffed by these volunteers and parents on a rota.
There are currently 12 members, aged between 6 and 12 years and sessions run weekly on a Saturday morning from 10am til 12noon between March and the end of October. Members pay £1 per session.
During the session the children are helped to garden the allotment: growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Whilst work has to be done, they make it fun! Produce is shared out after harvesting and brought home.
This year there are a number of vacancies for new members. For more information or to register your child’s interest please contact Angela Johnson: email@example.com