Eltham and Avery Hill Gardens Society
Eltham and Avery Hill Gardens Society

Allotment rules

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:

  1. Plots are offered to the person at the top of the waiting list as they become available
  2. Allotment applicants can only add their details to one of the available waiting lists
  3. Waiting lists will close when they reach the same capacity as number of plots on the site
  4. Tenants who already have a plot on one site cannot apply for another on the same site or another site
  5. Allotment waiting lists are closed to non-residents of the borough. Such applicants will be encouraged to apply to their own or neighbouring boroughs
  6. Tenants cannot wait for specific plot numbers on a chosen site
  7. Greenwich Council will issue five-rod plots as standard. Ten-rod plots will be halved into two five-rod plots should they become available
  8. Allotment tenancies terminate automatically on the death of the tenant
  9. To be eligible for a concession on allotment rent, proof of entitlement must be received no later than 1 March to receive a discount for the coming year commencing 1 April
  10. Tenants who do not cultivate their plots will be sent one warning, allowing them 14 days to show noticeable signs of improvement
  11. If there has been no improvement to cultivation after 14 days, tenants will be issued with a final notice to quit. Any representations against the non-cultivation warning must be made during the 14-day warning period.

Allotment shop 2019 season

The allotment shop at Pippenhall is now open every Sunday morning from 10am until midday.

Pre -ordered seed potatoes are now available for collection.

Help Eltham Hill School encourage the next generation of gardeners

Eltham Hill School are turning a spare piece of land into a school garden and fruit and veg growing area and need help to access some funding from the Tesco Bags for Life Scheme this spring.
See how you can help them here

Annual Show Saturday 9th September

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.

Site Security

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.

Multipurpose Compost

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

Outing to Nymans Garden Tuesday 13th June 2017

Click here for more details

Shop Opening Hours 2017

The Pippenhall allotment shop is now open every Sunday morning until further notice between 10.00am and midday

May 2017 Newsletter

Available to download here soon

Growing Potatoes in bags

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

Annual Show 9th September 2017

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

Pippenhall Allotment blog

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

Petrol Strimmer 

We regret that the strimmer is no longer available for hire.

Eltham and Avery Hill Gardens Society

Pippenhall Allotments
Bexley Road

London SE9 2PE

(please do not use this address for correspondence)



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