“My Lords, the Government recognise the importance of allotment gardening for food provision, recreation and the sustainable regeneration of towns and cities. The Government are aware of the value of allotments to the whole community, as well as to the individuals who use them”.
Baroness Hayman, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, quoted in Hansard, April 11, 1998
NOTICE TO ALL PLOTHOLDERS RE- RENTS 2018
If you attended the A.G.M. in March you will be aware that we have purchased an Allotment Management system called Colony Enterprise. One area this will help with is the more efficient delivery of Tenancy Renewals. Here is a provisional timetable for your information –
Last Week Of September – An Email or Letter outlining the new procedures will be sent to all members. Members will now have the choice to either pay by cheque at a rent day or by BACS using online banking etc.
1st week of October – Generation of Emails and Letters containing the new Tenancy Renewal Invoice.
3rd November Rent Day at Decoy Field, 4th November Rent Day at Coach Road. Rents will be accepted between 10.00AM and 3.00PM.
Your co-operation, timely response and prompt payment of your rent would be much appreciated.
Tim Callard (Chairman)
Discover The World Of Allotment Gardening
We are a community enterprise run by a group of volunteers helping its members and making allotment gardening available to the citizens of Newton Abbot and District.
The Association was founded in the early 20th century. Today we have five fields, namely; Blake’s, Bradley, Coach Road, Cooke’s and Decoy.
Newton Abbot Town Council is our Statutory Authority, and we have a close and happy relationship working with them as our landlord.
The Benefits of Allotments
- Healthier, tastier food
- A satisfying hobby
- Fresh air and exercise
- A return to nature
- Resource conservation
- Friendship opportunities
- Your very own food supply
- Community spirit
- Therapeutic relief of stress and depression
- Fresh food for family, friends and the community
- A chance to keep bees, rabbits and chickens (including rare breeds)
- Room for your own greenhouse and shed
- A place to grow fruit and flowers for the home, as well as vegetables
- An opportunity to enter your produce into yearly competitions.
- A place to create your own haven for wildlife.