The Tidbury Green Parish Council allotment site was inherited from Hockley Heath Parish Council. It is situated in Wood Lane, Earlswood opposite the Craft Centre and consists of approximately four acres of land.
The Association has a Committee of 6 members which meets on an ad hoc basis and is responsible for the day to day running of the organisation. An Annual General Meeting is held each year in January/February.
The costs for the operation and maintenance of the allotment site are met from charges made on each plot holder supplemented by additional funds raised by the Association through various fund raising events including a quiz night and annual vegetable show. Unfortunately due to the Covid pandemic, a number of events had to be camcelled, resulting in reduced revenues.
Consequently in May 2021 the Tidbury Green Allotment Association, had to agree to increase the allotment plot fee’s from January 2022.
The charges currently levied on plot holders consist of an initial one off returnable deposit, an Allotment Association joining fee and and an annual half plot rental fee. Please see below for fees.
Fee’s as of January 2022 are as follows:-
- Member upto the state retirement age £35 per annum per plot
Member state retirement age and over £25 per annum per plot.
- Allotment Association joining fee £10
Allotment plot deposit £20 (refundable when member leaves if the plot is in reasonable condition when vacated)
- Bee Keeping: – £15 per annum
The Association is affiliated to the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners and holds an insurance policy as recommended by the NSALG.