The annual fee is currently £20.00 for a 10 rod plot,and £10.00 for a 5 rod plot. The Council has a lengthy waiting list. Thus in recent years,as full plots become vacant,they are divided in two,to enable more people to benefit.
Whitchurch Town Council –Allotment Rules and Regulations
|1.||The Council shall let to the Tenant,for his/her use,on payment of an annual fee,the Allotment Garden numbered (lot no)……. in the Allotment Register|
|2.||The Tenant shall pay a full year’s rent of £ …….. …. on commencement of the tenancy,and thereafter annually on the 1st October. The Council reserves the right to review and alter the fees as from l it October. Tenants will be notified prior to renewal.|
|3.||The Tenancy may be terminated by either party to this agreement,at 1 st October. The Town Council reserves the right to terminate a tenancy at any time during the tenancy year,giving one month’s notice in writing where the written terms of th is agreement have not been met. See NO.7.|
|4.||The Tenant shall reside within the Parish of Whitchurch,throughout the continuance of the tenancy,unless otherwise permitted by the Council.|
|5.||The Tenant shall during the tenancy carry out the following obligations:|
(a) The Allotment Garden shall be kept in a clean,decent and good condition,and must be properly cultivated.
(b) No nuisance or annoyance shall be caused,by the Tenant,to any other tenant of the Council’s allotments,or to residents of adjacent properties.
(c) No livestock or poultry of any kind shall be kept upon the Allotment Gardens.
(d) No dogs,(with the exception of guide dogs),shall be brought into or kept in the area of the Allotments by the Tenant or by anyone else authorised to enter the site.
(e) The Tenant shall not assign the tenancy,sub-let,or part with the possession of any part of the Allotment Garden.
(f) The Tenant shall not erect any building or permanent structure on the Allotment Garden,nor fence the garden without first obtaining written consent from the Council. Permitted structures,(max. dimensions 8′x 6′),shall be erected/installed at the owner’s risk,and must be maintained to an acceptable standard of safety.
(g) Tenants shall maintain in decent order all fences and ditches bordering their individual
Allotment plots,and shall keep the hedges forming the boundary of the Allotment Gardens trim and in decent order.
(h) The Tenant shall not cut,lop or fell any tree on the Allotment Gardens without first obtaining the written consent of the Council.
(i) The Tenant shall cultivate the Allotment Garden,and use it only for the production of fruit,vegetables,and flowers for domestic consumption by himself,his family and or friends.
Commercial cultivation is not permitted.
(j) Tenants shall permit the inspection,at all reasonable times,of the Allotment Garden by any officer of the Council.
(k) Tenants shall take joint responsibility for the grass paths within the site,and shall not obstruct or permit the obstruction of them in any part of the Allotment Gardens.
(l) Bonfires are permitted for the disposal of appropriate allotment waste only.
|6.||The Council shall pay all rates,taxes,dues or other assessments which may be levied or charged upon the Allotment Garden.|
|7.||If a tenant is found to be in breach of any of the foregoing provisions of this Agreement for a period of three months,the Council will reclaim the Allotment Garden,on written notification to the Tenant,and the tenancy shall cease from the date of that notification.|
There will be no refund of fees paid. This without prejudice to any right of the Council to claim damages for any such breach;for works to bring the site into tenantable condition;or to recover any rent outstanding. The Council will make quarterly inspections of the site.
|8.||Tenants,who find themselves unable to maintain their plot temporarily,for reasons such as ill-health or re-Iocation,should notify the Town Clerk as soon as practicable.|
|9.||On the normal termination of this tenancy the Tenant shall be entitled to one calendar month in which to remove personal items or perennial plants from the site.|
|10.||Any notice required by this Agreement to be given to the Council shall be delivered to,or be sent by post to the Clerk of the Council,and any notice to be given to the Tenant shall be treated as sufficiently served if hand delivered or posted to the address at the head of this Agreement.|
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPYING FOR AN ALLOTMENT PLEASE CONTACT THE TOWN CLERK,WHITCHURCH TOWN COUNCIL
Updated 9th May 2011.