It is over 10 years since City of York Council held a Best Kept Plot Competition for allotment tenants. To celebrate the diversity of York’s allotment sites and the dedication of allotment gardeners, we are launching a new allotment competition this year.
There will be two categories of plots:
- New tenants: for gardeners who took on their plot since January 2022
- Established tenants: for gardeners who took on their plot before January 2022
For more information and to enter your plot click here.
The Spring edition of the YACIO newsletter is here. Please click here to download it.
YACIO has been approached by a student from York University with a view to plot holders taking part in a survey, which is part of his dissertation work.
Harry Matthew Partridge is a 3rd year student studying BSc Environment, Economics and Ecology. His research is on Allotment holder perceptions of nature-provisioning features on allotment sites: barriers and opportunities.
Further details about his research and the survey can be found on the link below.
Prize Draw – Plot Holders who complete the survey will have an option, at the end, to submit their email address and enter in a prize draw, for £50 gardening supplies from a local garden centre/nursery.
If you wish to help this young man in his studies please complete the survey as soon as possible but no later than mid-Feb.
The Winter edition of the YACIO newsletter is here. Please click here to download it.
The Autumn edition of the YACIO newsletter is here. Please click here to download it.
We’ve updated our Tenant Handbook! Take a look at the new document here.
Our March 2022 newsletter is here. Please click on the link below to read it.
March 2022 Newsetter
Our January 2022 newsletter is out now! Click the link below to read it.
YACIO January 2022 Newsletter
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This is the revised Tenancy Agreement coming into use from January 2022.
In the September newsletter we highlighted that a new Agreement was in process and posted an initial draft on the website for information and comment. A number of tenants got in touch by email with the suggestions for changes and improvements. There were also three online Zoom consultations that provided additional helpful feedback. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed. Wherever possible we’ve tried to incorporate all comments and suggestions received.
The new Tenancy Agreement is intended to help everyone get the best out of their plot in a way that respects and cares for everyone and everything on allotment sites, now and in the future. There is no need to sign and return the Agreement, payment of your 2022 rental invoice will signifies consent to the revised terms.
Updated Tenancy Terms and Conditions January 2022
Our September 2021 newsletter is out now! Click the link below to read it.
YACIO September 2021 Newsletter
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