At all times Tideswell and District Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Association will
abide by the statutory requirements of the Allotments Acts 1908-50, 1972 and any
new statutory obligations governing allotments.
Tenancy agreements begin on 1 February each year; terminating on 31January the following
year. Agreements will automatically rollover into the next year unless the tenancy
has been terminated. Tenants must advise the Association of any change of address
or other contact details.
3. Rental Cost
The cost of rental is determined by the AGM of the Association each year and
payment is due at the end of the AGM.
4. Sub-letting or Re-letting
Tenants cannot re-let or sublet any part of the allotment. Tenants
wishing to share the allotment must obtain the permission of the Association
5.Use of the Site
The allotment site is to be used for the cultivation/production of
food and/or flowers for the use of the tenant and their family and
friends. Animals may be kept on the site as provided for in these
The allotment site shall not be used for storage, except for equipment
used on the site.
6.Paths and Boundaries
All tenants are required to maintain the pathway between their plots to a width of
3 feet (1m). Any tenant with a boundary hedge must ensure the hedge is kept neat
and tidy. Tenants must not disturb nesting birds; for this reason hedges must only
be cut during the autumn-winter months. (ie, not be cut after March or before the
end of September.) Fencing should be secure and barbed wire is not to be used.
7. Planting of Trees
The roots of mature trees can steal nutrients and water from surrounding
plots. Also tree branches could place surrounding plots into unwanted
shade. For this reason, tenants may not plant trees of any type
which will grow to over 3 metres, and the branches must not overhang
another allotment or path.
8. Sheds, Greenhouses and Portable Buildings
Sheds and greenhouses are permitted up to a maximum size of 12ft x 10ft ground area.
Tenants wishing to erect poly-tunnels or larger structures must have the permission
of the Committee. Only one shed and one greenhouse per plot is permitted. Concrete
bases must not be used. (Structures which pre-date this agreement are allowed to