We offer plots approximately 10 metres by 15 metres (including paths round the edges) – that’s about 5 rods in old fashioned measurements.
Rents, which are very reasonable and often less than on council sites, include plot rent, water supply and membership of the society.
Vacant plots will often have often become grassy and overgrown and may require some effort to clear – but it is well worth it.
You can grow a lot of vegetables on a single plot if you put in the time and effort required to keep your plot weeded, watered and with the soil in good heart.
The allotment society leases its sites from the council and then runs them using voluntary officers, site stewards and helpers from the membership – we have no paid staff so all members are expected to do their bit where possible, from trimming the grass paths round their own plot, to mowing communal areas, removing litter or offering whatever maintenance or organisational skills they have that might be useful to the running of the society.
There are society trading huts, open on Sunday mornings, at Vicarage Lane South and Goodmayes Lane, where members may purchase seed potatoes, onion sets, packeted seeds, fertilisers, composts and gardening sundries.
We also hire out strimmers and a rotovator to members who wish to use them. Or you can just pop in for some advice and a friendly chat.
If you’d like to be placed on the waiting list, please complete the form below: