The Town Council's 19 allotments are on part of the Bishop's
Castle Business Park between the A488 and the B4385. The
council leased the acre of land from Shropshire County Council
and South Shropshire District Council, joint owners of the
business park, for 7 years in 2007.
Potential allotments holders gathered on the proposed site
in the autumn of 2006 with the then town clerk, Mrs. Janet
Ince (holding the plan), to discuss the site layout and
|The Town Council met the cost
of the preparation of the site and the surrounding "rabbit
proof" fencing. The authority also paid the the laying
on of mains water.
The council will continue to pay the water charges and
keep the fence in good order. Councillors have also agreed
to pay for a hard surface on the track which leads through
the council's bike track site to the allotments.
||The first allotment holders had
a rough time! They suffered from a hot spring with no water
yet laid on and then a summer of torrential rain. However
the water was finally connected in the autumn of 2007 and
most of the allotment holders retained their tenancy for a
|Graham Booth of Bishop's Castle
works on his plot . Full and half plots are let at a rent
of £35 and £17.50. A full plot measures approx.
30 x 35 metres. At present there is a waiting list of 30.
The allotment site is run day to day bu the Bishop's Castle Allotment Association
The allotment officers deal directly with the town clerk when necessary.
ALLOTMENT TENANCY AGREEMENT
AGREEMENT made the ____________ day of __________________two thousand
and seven and between BISHOP'S CASTLE TOWN COUNCIL (hereinafter
called "the Council") by the hand of Janet Ince its Clerk and
duly authorised Agent of the one part and
called "the Tenant") of the other part.
The Council agrees to let and the tenant agrees to take on a yearly
tenancy from the first day of April two thousand and seven the
allotment garden numbered _______ on the Council allotment site
at the Crowgate Business park off Love lane, Bishop's Castle at
the yearly rent of Thirty five pounds (£35) to be reviewed annually
and subject to the provisos and conditions hereinafter contained.
The Council retains the option
to make an increased charge to allotment holders living outside
The tenant hereby agrees with the Council as follows:-
To pay the rent hereby reserved on or before the first day of
April in every year during the continuance of this tenancy without
any deductions whatsoever:
to use the allotment garden as an allotment garden and for no
other purpose without the prior consent in writing of the Council:
to keep the allotment garden clean, free from weeds and
well manured and otherwise maintain it in a good state of cultivation
and fertility and good condition and to keep any pathway or cart
track included therein or abutting thereon reasonably free from
not to cause or permit any nuisance or annoyance to the occupier
of any other allotment garden or obstruct or encroach on any path
or roadway set out by the Council for the use of the occupiers
of the allotment garden within the said allotment site.
not to underlet assign or part with the possession of the allotment
garden or of any part thereof without the prior consent in writing
of the Council:
not without prior consent in writing of the Council to cut or
prune any timber of other trees or take, sell or carry away any
mineral, gravel, sand, earth or clay.
not without prior consent in writing from the Council to erect
any building on the allotment garden AND in regard to any building
for which consent has been granted to erect the same in accordance
with Council specification. (Sheds must be made of wood
and no bigger than 2m x 1.5m (6ft x 4ft.) (Permission required
for sheds and greenhouses but not poly tunnels or fruit frames.)
not to erect any fence or barbed wire adjoining any path set out
for use of occupancy of the allotment gardens:
not to allow the roots and canopy of any trees planted to infringe
on any other plot.
not to deposit or allow any person to deposit on the allotment
garden any refuse or decaying matter except manure and compost
in such quantities as may reasonably be required to use in cultivation)
or place any matter in any hedges ditches or dykes situate in
the said allotment site or on any adjoining land.
(k) that they are
responsible for the safety and good behaviour of any children
brought onto the site.
to ensure that any dog brought into the said allotment site is
securely held on a leash and that all dog excrement is removed
from the site.
not to keep any animals or livestock of any kind upon the allotment
garden without the prior consent in writing of the Council such
consent not to be unreasonably allowed.
not to erect any notice or advertisement on the allotment garden.
to notify forthwith the Council of any change of address of the
to yield up the allotment garden at the determination of the tenancy
hereby created in such condition as shall be in compliance with
the agreements herein contained:
to permit any officer or other agent or representative of the
Council to enter on the allotment garden and inspect the condition
thereof and of any building erected or being erected thereon:
to observe and perform any other special conditions which the
Council consider necessary to preserve the allotment garden from
deterioration and of which notice shall be given to the Tenant.
at all times during the tenancy to observe and comply fully with
all enactments, statutory instruments, local, parochial or other
bylaws, orders or regulations affecting the allotment garden.
(t). to access to the
site via the bike track entrance. There are no public rights of
way across the site Cars should only be taken through the bike
track for the purpose of loading and unloading. All cars
should be parked on the lane by the entrance to the bike track.
Please close all gates as you enter and leave the site.
(u) that stand
pipes on the site may be used to water plots. The use of
hose pipes is allowed but these must be hand held. Use of
sprinklers is not allowed. In hot summers use water
sparingly. The water supply may be turned off in a harsh
(v) that they will not
light bonfires. All green waste to be composted or recycled.
The Council hereby agrees with the Tenant that the tenant observing
and performing the conditions and obligations on his part contained
in this Agreement may peaceably use and enjoy the allotment garden
without any interruption by the Council or any person claiming
under or in trust for the Council.
This tenancy shall determine on the death of the tenant and may
also be determined in the following manners:
by either party giving to the other three months previous notice
by re-entry by the Council at any time after giving three months
previous notice in writing to the tenant on account of the allotment
garden being required (i) for any purpose (not being the use of
the same for agriculture) for which it has been appropriated under
a statutory provision or (ii) for building, mining or any other
industrial purpose or for any roads or sewers necessary in connection
with any of those purposes.
by re-entry by the Council at any time after giving one months
previous notice in writing to the tenant
if the rent or any part thereof is in arrears for not less than
thirty days whether legally demanded or not; or
if it appears to the Council that there has been a breach of the
conditions and obligations on the part of the Tenant herein contained;
if the tenant shall become bankrupt or compound with his creditors.
Any notice required to be given by the Council to the Tenant may
be signed on behalf of the Council by the Clerk for the time being
and may be served on the Tenant either personally or by leaving
it at his last known place of abode or by prepaid post addressed
to him there or by fixing the notice in a conspicuous manner on
the allotment garden and any notice required to be given by the
Tenant to the Council shall be sufficiently served if signed by
the Tenant and sent by prepaid post to the Clerk of the Council
at the Town Hall for the time being.
Bishop's Castle Town
Council allotments are available to anyone who requests a plot,
irrespective of gender, age or ethnic background providing they
observe the rules. Rental is conditional upon the annual
rent being fully paid by the date set by the Council. No
individual or group will be permitted to put the general allotment
holder at a disadvantage through their views or activities on
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Each allotment holder
is reminded that they have a duty of care towards other allotment
holders and any members of the public who may be on site.
To this end, they should
make sure that there are no obstructions on the paths,
that no hazardous chemicals
are brought to the site,
that extreme care is
taken when driving on site,
that any structures are
solidly built and will not collapse
that anyone using garden
machinery has read and understood the safety instructions.
WITNESS the hands of the parties hereto the day and year first
to the Council