06 Feb Winchcombe Community Allotments & Orchard
Winchcombe Community Allotments & Orchard
We are very pleased to announce that registrations are now open for private plots with Winchcombe Community Allotments & Orchard (CAO).
Whilst there is still a lot of work to do on site, this is well underway – CAO are now able to start taking registrations for private allotment plots, with the aim of having them open from April 2022. To register for a private plot email here.
The following information focuses on the private allotment plots – CAO will be sending out further information soon about the community plot.
After this they will be in touch to arrange a site visit in March, so they can show you your potential plot. After the site visit, they will then need you to make your first years payment and sign the plot tenancy agreement.
So, what’s it going to cost?
For the first year (from April 1st 2022-March 31st 2023) – plots will cost £10 each, regardless of size
For the subsequent years, pricing will be dependent on allotment size:
50p per square meter + £5
Fees are inclusive of water rates.
Access is available from Mount View Drive off the Gretton Road.
Winchcombe Town Council are currently arranging for mains water to be supplied to the site, however, this may take some months. Longer term we are also planning to tap a nearby spring. As such we recommend that you think about rainwater harvesting options – we will provide some guidance on this.
Sheds and greenhouses / polytunnels will be allowed on private plots. Our tenancy agreement (see above link) has more detailed information on what is/isn’t allowed.
We will be fencing the site over the coming month – this will be a 1.4m high fence (extendable to 1.8m if required) as is mainly intended to limit muntjac deer. You will be welcome to have fencing to suit your own requirements on site.
Parking and access
Parking is available on the site adjacent to the allotments, with access available from the end of Mount View Drive. This parking area has space for 12 vehicles and is a short walk to the allotment site.
As the site is currently undeveloped, access from the car park is over lumpy bumpy terrain which may cause issue for some. Access is one of the biggest priorities, particularly for those with mobility issues. CAO have several funding bids in which will enable them to provide wheelchair friendly paths.