The Council has produced an allotment protocol that guides the allocation of allotment plots and lists conditions under which a tenant may be given notice to quit. Here is a summary of the allotment protocol, which takes effect from July 2011:
The allotment shop at Pippenhall is now closed for the winter break. The Royal Borough of Greenwich have informed us we need to remain closed whilst the national lockdown restrictions remain in place. We will be open for collection of pre ordered seed potatoes on two Sundays only in February and as soon as they are available we will set dates for this. Please keep checking the home page for further details.
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.
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
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)