We were founded 68 years ago by local residents, including our late Chairman and President, Charles Strangwige, to promote gardening
and allotment activity in the Avery Hill and Eltham Park areas and we are still going strong today. Many of our members are tenants at Pippenhall allotments on the Bexley Road and other local
We organise various events throughout the year and run a shop selling a range of popular garden products. The shop is open
every Sunday morning at Pippenhall Allotments- see the shop section for more details or better still pop along on a Sunday morning to see for yourself.
If you would like to know more about us, or would like to join please get in touch using the contact
We look forward to meeting you soon.
The website is under continual development so if you have any ideas or would like to contribute please get in touch using the
contact form or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Pippenhall Allotment Shop Open from Sunday 7th March 2021
The shop at Pippenhall will be opening again from Sunday March
7th with the following restrictions:
Only shop staff are allowed inside the shop building. This is
a requirement by our landlords the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Masks must be worn.
Customers will need to wait outside the shop while
being served and observe social distancing at all times. There can be no admittance inside the shop for any reason.
Please do not come to the shop if you or any of your household
are unwell, showing symptoms of Covid or are self isolating.
We are pleased to be opening again and look forward to seeing
Thank you all for your
Mains water now back on for the season- Toilets remain closed
Please note that the mains water supply at Pippenhall is now turned back on for the growing
The toilets are unavailable until further notice. This decision is as a result of the Covid pandemic and has
been made by the Royal Borough of Greenwich who own and administer the allotment site. Watch this space for further updates.
Just a reminder that the wheelbarrows are NOT to be taken and used off site. They are for use ON SITE
ONLY by those plot holders that have purchased a key to the locker storage shed, not kept on your plot and are to be returned immediately after use. Two have recently been put back in the shed with
damaged tyres which now cannot be used until repaired.
Site Rep - Pippenhall Allotments
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Len Lovelock passed away at the beginning of 2021. Len was one of the longest standing members of the society
having been involved for many years and was our most senior member at the grand age of 102. Until recently Len was both an active member of the committee and an exhibitor at our annual shows and was
a very knowledgeable and experienced gardener. He will be greatly missed and we send our condolences to his family.
Important: Use of allotments during Coronavirus lockdown
I have received the notice below from the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Please read carefully
and follow this guidance if you are intending to visit your allotment at Pippenhall . I have been informed that there may be further updates so please regularly check the website and the noticeboard
Please note the water has been turned on again as the broken tap has been replaced by the
council. However the toilets are out of use until further notice.
Please be respectful and considerate of your fellow plot holders and keep safe by observing all
social distancing requirements.
Site Rep- April 3rd 2020
Following the instructions around movement and gatherings from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, we are consulting with central government but as we understand the situation at the moment it is
still permitted to visit your plot, to take daily exercise on their own or with members of your household. It is vitally important that you follow all the advice about social distancing and hygiene
in the points below and not gather together on site.
Any plot-holder who is self
isolating because a household member is ill with corona-virus should not be visiting the site.
Associations should display an advice notice on their boards. It is important that anyone attending the allotment takes care to stay the appropriate distance from others, avoid body contact and wash
hands at taps, do not wash hands or use detergents in the water tanks and please pay attention to notice boards.
It is essential that no un-authorised people are allowed onto the plots for the duration of this emergency, if you do wish to bring someone to assist with work on the plot, please ensure that that
this is notified either to Secretary or Site Manager. Careful consideration should be given to introducing anyone over 70, those with underlying illness or pregnant women.
We are living through a crisis, the likes of which none of us has experienced before, not since war time has the community spirit that exists on allotment sites been more important. Please
remember to look out for one another during these very difficult times.
Members should take the following precautionary measures :
Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly
Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks
NOT gather together for a chat even if you are 2 metres apart CLICK HERE for guidance
Observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2-3 metres
you take your children to the plot, ensure that they stay within its confines and do not run around on communal paths and spaces.
not share tools
Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes
not wash your hands in water troughs
recommend that all communal facilities are closed
here for guidance if you do need to clean an area that has been visited by an infected person.
Shops - those
Associations who operate shops should close or put an on-line scheme in place. Where goods are ordered by email, payment is electronic and goods are placed out for collection. CLICK
HERE for an example
you have livestock on the site and must visit twice a day, take a photograph on your phone of your livestock, based on what is happening in other countries you may eventually have to
print off a government form to leave the house but if challenged it would be good to be able to show a photograph of where you are going.
Plan ahead to ensure that you have food and medication delivered to you during this time
Stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible
you display any symptoms of coronavirus stay at home and self-isolate for at least 14 days or until symptoms have passed.
I know many Associations have taken decisions to cancel plot inspections, seed swaps, association trips and annual judging; scheduled Committee meetings and AGM’s should also be postponed. It
is important that any plot-holders over 70 years and those with underlying health issues follow the guidance and
information issued by the government.
It would be a good idea for Associations to give out a telephone or email address for anyone with problems to allow contact. Perhaps a Buddy
System that provided weeding and watering assistance on the plots of gardeners who cannot get to the plot due to long term self isolation could be set up.
All group NAS meetings were cancelled following the Government update on 16 March 2020 and will be reviewed on the 30th June 2020. This is a worldwide unprecedented and challenging time for so many people and of course the health and safety
of our members, volunteers, and staff remains our number one priority.
We must all consider vulnerable families, friends and fellow plot-holders and give assistance where needed.
Government advice about the Coronavirus is updated on a regular basis at this link.
For NHS information and advice CLICK HERE
There are no vacant plots currently available currently. The council have informed us that there is a waiting list as of Spring 2021. Please note that
all enquiries about allotment availability or joining the waiting list for an allotment should be made with the Royal Borough of Greenwich via their website. We are unable to help with enquiries
about allotment availability. Please see the allotments webpage for more information.
Site last updated on April 14th 2021 with news that the water supply at Pippenhall is switched back on, confirmation of the date
for the 2021 annual show and with details of the new committee members