Due to an unprecedented rise in applications to join our waiting list, we have now reached 150+ applications in line, with a projected wait time for a plot of several years.
Rather than continue to add more and more names to the list, the Langley Allotment Society Committee has decided to close the waiting list for the time being. Please do keep an eye on the waiting list page of the website for future updates.
In the meantime, do contact your local council to find out if there are any other allotment sites in your local area. You might be surprised to find a site that you didn’t know existed, or a new society in the process of being formed – it pays to do the research.
We are enjoying a very long dry spell and I expect all but the most dedicated rainwater harvester amongst us has long ago resorted to using the mains water supply on site.
The Association encourages the collecting of water from shed roofs etc. and we accept that when water butts are depleted they may need to be replenished from the mains using a hosepipe.
What we ask members to refrain from doing is directly watering their plot using a hosepipe. Our concern is solely for the water bill which in a hot year can easily be over £1,000.
If you do see another tenant using a hosepipe please check that they aren’t simply refilling a water butt before commenting. But if they are directly watering using a hose please inform them of our water usage policy in a polite manner, or alternatively inform the Association Secretary.
Also, with regard to bonfires on-site, the Association has received two complaints from local residents so far this spring. Again, please politely point out to anyone lighting a fire during this glorious weather that they’ll more than likely be causing nuisance and annoyance to our residential neighbours, as well as to other allotment users.
Please continue to treat others courteously.
The NAS has posted (and is regularly updating) a Covid-19 Emergency advice page for allotment societies and their members, which covers how allotment holders should act in order to maintain the government regulations on social distancing.
The committee asks that in order to help and support each other (and to keep allotments everywhere open for use under the ‘exercise’ clause of the regulations) all allotment holders observe and follow the regulations, particularly 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.
- DO 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.
- If you take your children to the plot, ensure that they stay within its confines and do not run around on communal paths and spaces.
- Do not share tools.
- Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes.
- Do not wash your hands in water troughs.
- Click here for guidance if you do need to clean an area that has been visited by an infected person.
Thank you very much everyone. Stay safe, stay well!