Allotments Award Ceremony 2016
Allotments Committee Meetings
February 13th 2017 click here for unconfirmed minutes
December 7th 2016 click here for minutes
October 12th, 2016 click here for minutes
February 15th, 2016 click here for minutes
December 7th, 2015 click here for minutes
October 5th 2015 click here for minutes
March 23rd, 2015 click here for minutes
December 1st, 2014 Allotment Committee-Minutes-1-December-2014 (unconfirmed)
October 6th, 2014 Confirmed Minutes 06-10-14 AC
March 24, 2014 click here for minutes
December 9, 2013 click here for minutes
October 21, 2013 click here for minutes
May 8, 2013, sub-committee click here for minutes
February 11, 2013 click here for minutes
For the archive of previous Allotments Committee meetings please click here…
About Charlton Kings allotments
The Parish Council owns four allotment sites. Croft (45 plots) and Sappercombe (60 plots) are in the centre of the village, with Haver (38 plots), and Ryeworth (101 plots) being north of the Sixways junction up Greenway lane. There are 248 plots in total covering 3 hectares of cultivatable allotment land.
The allotments committee holds three meetings each year, at which all tenants and interested residents are welcome. A costed annual action plan is drafted each October and finalised at the December meeting for Council to agree charges in the following year. In February, the details of each project are finalised and councillors identified to lead and deliver each project.
The cost of renting is charged on a per metre square basis, so that the annual cost of an average-sized ‘half-plot’ of 100m² is currently £29 (with a 25% discount for over -65s) plus a water charge of £5.
The number of people on our waiting list for each site has fallen dramatically in recent years so anyone who wishes to take on an allotment should generally not expect to have to wait very long if at all. Tenants are expected to keep their plots well-cultivated and there are 3 inspections each year, in May, July and October, to make sure that they are being maintained in good condition.
In 2016, the Allotments Committee reintroduced an annual competition to recognise the best growers on each site with a small trophy or medal or certificate, and the tenant of the very best allotment in Charlton Kings is presented with the Ted Jarrett perpetual rose bowl trophy.
Managing an allotment demands quite a commitment of your time but is very rewarding in all sorts of ways. Each site has its own ‘culture’ and if you are new to allotment gardening you will be welcomed by friendly enthusiasts who will offer all the advice you need.
If you would like to discuss taking on an allotment, please contact the Parish Clerk.
Or read this leaflet prospective tenant leaflet 2016
click here for Allotment application form downloadable Word document
Results of 2013 questionnaire click here for details