Allotment charges for 2017/18 are to remain broadly the same as in the previous two years although it appears that the concessionary rate has gone up by £2 a rod per year which would mean an additional £10 per annum for the 'average' 5 rod plot:
£20 per rod for Greenwich borough residents, out of borough residents pay £40 per rod, and over 65's and other concesions the rent reduces to £12 per rod.
More detail on the above is available on the RBG website here
Greenwich borough residents:
When you get sent your invoice by Greenwich council you can elect to pay the full amount by cheque or via the online payment system or you can choose to pay annually or quarterly by direct debit
The definition of a rod as used by Greenwich Council to calculate the size of an allotment is actually a square rod that is equal to 30.25 square yards or 25.29 square metres.
The allotment shop at Pippenhall is now open every Sunday morning between 10am and midday.
Seed potato orders for early 2019 delivery can be placed from Sunday 28th October until Sunday 25th November 2018.
The shop will be closed after the 25th November 2018 for the winter break.
New products now available, see shop page for more details
Our 65th Annual show was a great success in September. Please click here for more details on the show and a selection of pictures of the event.
Please could all tenants make sure the gate is always shut fully after entering or exiting the site and not to let anyone on site who does not have a key for the gate. There have been a number of instances of theft and sheds being broken into in recent weeks and we would ask tenants to report any suspicious activity to both the police and Greenwich council parks and open spaces department.
Please note that Violet Farm multipurpose compost is no longer available due to the change in peat regulations. We now stock the Rosedale premium professional brand multipurpose compost at £5.25 for a 60 litre bag
Click here for more details
The Pippenhall allotment shop is now open every Sunday morning until further notice between 10.00am and midday
Available to download here soon
One of our members has experimented with growing potatoes in bags over the last two years. Read about his experience and advice to other container growers here
The 65th annual show will place on the 9th September 2017, further details to follow. The show report for 2016 and a list of trophy winners can be found here. Photos of the 2016 event can be found here
One of the tenants at Pippenhall has recently started a Pippenhall allotment blog. Have a look for yourself and register if you would like to contribute to this community. Click here to visit the blog
We regret that the strimmer is no longer available for hire.
Eltham and Avery Hill Gardens Society
London SE9 2PE
(please do not use this address for correspondence)