Spoil Lane Allotment Gardens
The allotments are situated in Spoil Lane, a very peaceful spot. The Parish Clerk keeps a waiting list so please contact email@example.com if you wish to be added to this list. There are no vacancies at the time of writing (9/8/2017) and 1 person on the list. If you wish to give up your allotment, again please notify the Clerk.
UPDATE: as at 20/11/2017, there are 5 people now on the waiting list. So please, if you have multiple allotments and are finding it hard to manage them all, PLEASE consider releasing some back to the Clerk!
The current cost of an allotment is £20.00 and £8.00 for concession, i.e. over pension age. There will be an increase to £25.00 and £10.00 for concessions from April 2018.
There are some improvements planned; the Allotment Society hope to hold an Open Day, the Clerk would like to enter Guildford in Bloom 2018, and we are all working towards the provision of toilet facilities next year. It is also intended to establish a communal garden, communal compost area and bonfire area in what were formerly allotments 52 and 53 - which do not have good soil and have not been successful in growing much! We hope to have 1 or 2 picnic benches sited here. To this end, the Clerk would ask that no compostable material is abandoned on these allotments - only burnable material, and not plastics/metal. PLEASE NOTE: bonfires are only allowed between 1st and 10th November in any given year.
STOP PRESS: two picnic benches are now in place in the communal area, and to help with the issues of getting rid of waste material, the Parish Council has provided 4 x wheelie bins for green waste which are collected ona fortnightly basis by Guildford Borough Council.