“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
Tenancy Renewals & Rent Days
As Autumn sees members putting their plots to bed for the Winter it is the time of year when Tenancies are due for renewal.
All members with email will have received an invoice from the Colony Management System for next year’s rent. You can pay on line, a very popular choice with many members last year, or send your cheque and pay by post to the registered address at the bottom of the invoice.
Alternatively, you can bring the invoice and your cheque (no cash accepted) to one of the Rent Days. This year they will be on Saturday 16th November at Decoy Field from 11.00am – 13.00pm and Sunday 17th November at Coach Road from 11.00am – 13.00pm.
We have cut the time to three hours per field because so many people paid on line last year.
This process can be made much easier if all members ensure that they pay promptly and that when they turn up at the field they have already written their Field, Plot Number and Name on the back of their cheque, so please be as helpful as you can.
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.