Equipment at Pippenhall
The society voted at their May 2016 committee meeting to purchase another two heavy duty wheelbarrows for use at Pippenhall allotments. They are now in use.
Please make sure that all wheelbarrows are returned to the storage cupboard after use. They are not to be left outside or on plots overnight. Thank you for your co-operation.
Motor Mower, Strimmer and Rotavator
Unfortunately these are no longer available for hire due to breakdown and lack of availability of spare parts. Should this situation change we will post a further notice here.
Allotment availability at Pippenhall
Updated 8th October 2017- The waiting list for an allotment on the Pippenhall site has now been closed as it has reached 30 prospective tenants. Those already on the waiting list are being contacted in strict order of rotation by the council to view the available plots. Please note that plot viewings for prospective tenants only take place at weekends. When you call the site representative to arrange this please leave a brief message or send a text and he will contact you as soon as he can to make the necessary arangements.
For further information on getting a plot please contact the Parks and Open Spaces department at the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Oxleas Centre, Shooters Hill.
More information is available from the Council's Parks and Open Spaces department on 020 8921 6885 or see the council website.
For details of 2017/18 annual allotments charges and the definition of a 'rod' which is the way allotment sizes are measured please click on Allotment Charges.
You can apply for an allotment with the Royal Borough of Greenwich online by clicking here.
Pippenhall site inspection- May 27th 2016
Following a site inspection by the council and representatives of the society the following issues need to be communicated to plotholders:
- all plots must be numbered as per your tenancy agreement. Please can you make sure your plot has it's number clearly visible from the main pathway adjacent to it.
- Grass paths between plots need to be kept in good order by the tenants of the plots on either side
- Hosepipes and other equipment must not be left lying on paths or other common areas
- Tenants who have failed to keep their plot cultivated in a reasonable condition will be issued with a formal 'Notice to Remedy' to get their plot in good order, within a reasonable period of time. A further site inspection will then take place to see that this has happened and if not tenants will be issued with a notice to quit by the council.
- The council do not expect plots to be weedless but they do expect the plots to be worked and for crops to be grown other than weeds. If you are not able to temporarily look after your plot due to illness, bereavement, etc, please make sure you let the council know and they will take this into account when conducting future site inspections.
Reminder about maintenance of grass paths between plots
Please remember that as per the terms of the tenancy agreement it is your responsibility to maintain (mow) the grass paths between plots and not to block or partially block them.
In May 2013 one tenant suffered a serious ligament injury as a result of tripping on a heavily overgrown path and had to attend the local emergency department for treatment. Subsequently he had to give up his plot as he was no longer able to work it.
The site representative is Graham Farrant, who can be contacted as follows:
At Pippenhall allotments on plot 45B or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or his mobile phone number can be found on the notice board outside of the shop or by phoning the Parks and Open Spaces department.
The site rep shows prosepective tenants vacant plots, and liaises with the Council on other site issues as necessary.
All other allotment issues should be taken up direct with the Parks and Open Spaces department.
Main Gate at Pippenhall
Please can all plotholders make sure that the gate is shut when entering and leaving the site. It has to be shut quite firmly unless you use your key so please double check it is locked before you leave.
Diamond Jubilee Flower Bed
Pat and David, our trading secretaries, who run the shop at Pippenhall dug a flower bed next to the Shop building to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 of both the EAHGS and HM Queen Elizabeth II.
A number of spring bulbs, perennials and three roses have recently been planted to add to the 'Diamond Jubilee' dahlia and bronze fennel.