Shop Update – August 2021 Price List & New Product Ideas Welcome

An updated stock and price list for the Langley Allotments shop is now available to download from the Shop page of the site.

The allotment shop is open every Sunday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 for all your allotment and gardening supply needs.

Our shop manager, Phil, is also keen to add to the range of products on offer at the shop. If you have any ideas for items you might like to buy to help support the shop, please do contact Phil via email: and let him know.

February 2021 Langley Allotment Shop Price List Now Available

An updated stock and price list for the Langley Allotments shop is now available to download from the Shop page of the site.

The allotment shop, which traditionally opens early in February, will due to the present circumstances remain closed for the foreseeable future. You can however contact our Shop Manager Phil via email: and arrange to have compost / fertilizer etc. delivered to your plot.

Sunday Soup at the Shop for Early Autumn

Our shop manager Phil served hot vegetable soup from the Langley Allotments shop last Sunday during shop opening hours. As it went so well he’s decided to do the same each Sunday morning, until the shop shuts for winter on October 11th.

Phil says: “The soup will be vegan, gluten free, doesn’t contain nuts and but will contain plenty of vegetables grown on the allotment site. If anyone would like to make some soup (vegan, gluten free, no nuts) and bring it along one Sunday, please call into the shop to discuss.”

If you fancy a souped-up Sunday morning, come along between 10:30 and 12:00. Please bring your own mug and spoon, and a small donation, which will go towards allotment society funds.

Waiting List Currently Closed

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.

Dry Weather Reminder for all Tenants

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.


John Waddington
Secretary LAHA

Covid-19 Advice from the National Allotment Society

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!

2020 Shop Price List Now Available

An updated stock and price list for the Langley Allotments shop is now available to download from the Shop page of the site.

We’ve added a peat-free compost option – 60 litre bags of New Horizon compost are now available at £5.95 each.

The shop is normally open each Sunday morning from 10:30 to 12:00 from early February through to mid-October, for all your allotment supply needs.

However, during the current (at time of posting) Covid-19 Emergency, the shop is closed. Allotment society members will be contacted by the secretary, by email, with details of how to place orders and how to take delivery of products.