Got my letter from the Council about the allotment

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nickmcmechan

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Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« on: November 20, 2010, 12:21 »
Letter came the other day. Theres a few requests and rules

  • they would like me to join the allotment association
    i have to agree that it will be used mainly for the cultivation of vegetable crops (needs to be at least 75%
    the ground must be kept in good order and proper cultivation
    i'm allowed a hut and a greenhouse
    i'm allowed to take my dog with me as long as she's on the lead
    no livestock permitted whatsoever
    i'm allowed fruit trees
    there seems to be a water supply

I'm guessing these rules are pretty standard and apparently there are three inspections per annum in April, August and November.

Thoughts?

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Re: Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 12:26 »
They are pretty standard rules.

Although they say no livestock.  You are permitted under the law to keep hens and rabbits as long as they are housed correctly and are not a nuisance to others.  Councils do try to bluff you with a ban as it gives them more work to do inspections for livestock ::)

Fruit trees should not be taller than about 10 ft so that they also are not a nuisance to others.
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Re: Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 12:31 »
You are permitted under the law to keep hens

I might take them up on that one later as I guess in the future I would want to keep Hens - love the idea of producing my own eggs

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Re: Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 12:31 »

i'm allowed a hut and a greenhouse

Greenhouse  :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
outrageous!!!
sorry for being such a green eyed fellow  :).  
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Re: Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2010, 12:36 »
Have a read through this topic to see how to persuade them that you have a right to keep hens:

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=63018.msg724105;topicseen#top

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Re: Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010, 12:48 »
Have a read through this topic to see how to persuade them that you have a right to keep hens:

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=63018.msg724105;topicseen#top

thanks, that a great link

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Re: Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2010, 12:50 »
In your other post you mention about the plot becoming time consuming, so please think carefully before you add hens to the list of things that require regular visits.

Just a thought..............lovely if you can find the time though :)
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Re: Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 12:54 »
...  please think carefully before you add hens to the list of things that require regular visits.


At least twice a day !

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Re: Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 12:55 »
...  please think carefully before you add hens to the list of things that require regular visits.


At least twice a day !

thanks!

the hen idea is for the future as the plot is not local to my house, its about 10 - 15 minutes drive away, so that one is defo for the fure, i.e. retirement years!

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Re: Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2010, 13:12 »
As an allotment holder who for quite a few years has had to endure the upwind allotment shedding weed seeds over mine, I applaude the council for this ruling.  I hope ours does something like this.   Cheers,   Tony.




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Re: Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2010, 12:22 »
And remember about keeping livestock, yes it is an everyday thing, but also who will look after them if you want to go away for a few days, or on your jollies in the summer?  That's why I don't have chicks, although I would love to keep them, and also, I don't have the heart to "eat" them at the end of their laying years :(
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Re: Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2010, 12:42 »
you don't eat hens at the end of their laying they are too old and most chickens are not dual purpose so those for eggs do not have enough meat on them.
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2010, 08:08 »
Managed to get access to the allotment yesterday.

Was under about 1/2" of snow so a little hard to see what's what, but looked in reasonable order.

Seemed to be stuff still growing - brussels ready to harvest for example.

There's a portakabin at the end of the allotment for all the gardeners, had a few good tools in there. Wondering if the allotment association own the cultivator (not sure what type it was, but its a big boy!).

No hut or anything, but there are trees overhanging a good 6 to 8ft from the hedgerow on the the outsde, would like to take a saw to it

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Re: Got my letter from the Council about the allotment
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2010, 09:01 »
On my first plot I had overhanging privet hedges that had grown to 30 foot tall.
They took half the sunlight off my plot until the sun moved around at midday.
Prune them down , the lack of sun did affect my yields on the shaded area until I pruned them back. This Year they have come back with a vengeance so don't worry about damaging them.
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