Thames Water has introduced restrictions regarding the use of hose pipes. Further details here: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/help/water-restrictions )
Whilst hoses are permitted on allotments, it is suggested that where possible please water your plot either early morning or in the evening.
Please do not burn rubbish on the allotment site. Besides the risk of the fire spreading during this very dry period, smoke can be a real nuisance to those living in the area, particularly if they have respiratory problems. If you do have an abundance of green waste take it to Redbridge.
This link is to the City Council’s guidelines for burning rubbish and you will see that the OCC’s preference for green waste is to have it composted.
The first plot inspection of 2022 will be carried out on the 6th/7th May. For those unfamiliar with such an event the committee will be looking for:
- General tidiness of plots, free from weeds with signs of cultivation and preparation for the growing season – the expectation is 75% of a plot shall show evidence of cultivation/preparation.
- Paths are mown.
- Fruit trees and fruit bushes should not exceed 6 ft (1.8 metres) in height.
- Where applicable, hedges bordering the site are not excessively high (2 metres)
- Plots are numbered.
Though the rules regarding Covid have been relaxed in England please use common sense when visiting the the allotments. Also, the NAS provide useful information that can be seen here
- It is advisable hat you wear gloves at all times, particularly when opening the gate and shed locks and using communal equipment.
- Please sanitise the protective equipment, before and after use.
Most importantly, let us know if for some reason you cannot tend your plot.