SPROUTING WITHOUT SHOUTING
WHY WE LOVE COLE PARK ALLOTMENTS
We hope you’ll love your plot as much as we love ours. There’ll always be someone available if you have a question, to offer advice or swap seedlings – in fact that’s half the reason we come!
- A lovely community wildlife pond – get the kids to come along and see what they can find lurking in the water or under a leaf. Please supervise them. Do not let them throw stones into the pond.
- A shared poly tunnel where you can get your seedlings sprouting
- An annual Bonfire night extravaganza
- Regular get togethers
- Growing competition for the kids
- And a lovely sharing community just waiting to answer your growing questions (and if they don’t have the answer they’ll know someone who does
To ensure we all get along there’s a few fairly obvious things its worth to bear in mind.
SAFETY FIRST - Allotments can be dangerous places
BONFIRES – Smoke makes some of us ill. They are a no-no and prohibited in the tenancy rules.
CHILDREN – We love to see the kids enjoying the site – who knows - they might be the next generation of allotmenteers. But to keep them safe, other people’s plots are out of bounds – you never know what’s on them that could cause a nasty accident. Children need supervision.
DOGS – Please keep on lead so that they don’t poo on other people’s plots or damage seedlings.
MAIN GATES – Keep them locked so people and property are secure.
MACHINERY – Lock it up when not in use.
GOOD NEIGHBOUR’S ……
- Bringing rubbish on to the allotments.
- Entering other plots without permission or taking produce.
- Growing trees that may overshadow your neighbours’ plots.
- Growing plants on an uncultivated/your neighbours’ plot
- Letting rubbish accumulate.
- Blocking roads with your vehicle. Park in the car park.
- Using noisy machinery before 10 am and after 3pm.
- Keep to pathways.
- Mow shared pathways and trim overhangs.
- Use nature/hedgehog friendly slug pellets
- Bring your dry woody waste to the bonfire in November.
- Come along to Tenants meetings and socialise at one of the BBQ’s.
- Compost your green waste – it’s full of nutrients for your plants!
- Leave surplus produce with a note at the end of your plot to share.