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  1. #97
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    StaryD is offline Seedling
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    Walton-on-the-naze, Essex
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    Our plot costs us 26 a year for a 10 rod plot (half plot is 13)
    10 joining fee for new tenants, plus 20 key deposit (as the whole site is fenced off with large 8ft tall metal fencing.
    After 3 years you can become a full member at an extra 1 a year.
    Site has mains water (though turned off in October)
    Mower, bushwhacker/strimmer and tiller all available for hire. (Mower 3 per tankful, bushwhacker/strimmer I think is 8 a tank, and not sure what the tiller is to Hire as I have never used it.)
    Ground is medium to heavy clay.
    Location is Walton-on-the-naze in Essex.

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    alldigging is offline Early Fruiter
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    South Chadderton, Oldham
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    From 2014-15 for 2 years our rents will be 24p per m2 and 12p concessions. (Plus whatever member and associate member fee we decide)

    We're not allowed to stop the OAP rate as it's 'in our lease'. But any OAPs feeling generous can make a donation of the rest.

  3. #99
    Jackbb is offline Seedling
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    Lamberhurst, Kent


    Just joined my allotment in Lamberhurst, Kent.

    Plot measuring 25x35ft annual cost of 15 which i think is fantastic.

    Not allowed sheds, greenhouses or polytunnells though which isnt so fantastic!

  4. #100
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    bubblewrap is offline Mature Fruiter
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    Loughborough (Twinned with Legoland)


    Just paid the rent 22.65(concessions) for 300 + square yards
    Charnwood Borough Council.
    The river Trent is lovely, I know because I have walked on it for 18 years.
    Brian Clough

  5. #101
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    CountryNumpty is offline Germinator
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    West Sussex


    I have a private plot in Pulborough, West Sussex.
    Approx 100 sq m, which I make out to be 4 rods???
    60 for the year including water supplied in multiple troughs around the site.

    Site is enclosed with rabbit-proof fencing and plot holders are responsible for fencing between the plots. No trees permitted, although an orchard has recently been planted next to the allotments.
    I got a shed and greenhouse included, apparently now whatever stock is around can be used, but no new sheds or greenhouses will be provided.
    The allotments are part of a garden centre so we have use of toilets, cafe and well-stocked shop during opening hours.
    Only downside for me is that no chickens are allowed, but I'm hoping to work on getting this changed :-)

    I think it is good value for what I get, and there was no waiting list! Hoping to get a second plot ASAP.
    Follow my lottie progress on my blog...

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    spiderpig is offline Seedling
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    Feb 2008
    boldmere,sutton coldfield


    In Birmingham and council put full size plot up to 80 per year,doubling last years figure,but they are in dire financial straits,so it was no surprise.i still think it is good value.

  7. #103
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    Hazel at the Hill is offline Gardening Guru
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    Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands


    B'ham have made steep increases in allotment rents over the past 3 years, but apparently that is because the cost had been the same for some years before that, and this just brings it back into line. To be fair, they were stupidly cheap (my first rent in 2007 at the Hill for the half plot was 18 for the whole year, as I recall).

    Now that has been done, there are no plans to make annual increases above inflation. This according to our site treasurer who has raised the issue with the Council. Hope that holds true.

    I know how tight the finances are for B'ham. Like Spiderpig I feel that allotments here are still really good value (my half plot rent is now 50pa), and I'd rather the rents go up a bit rather than cuts having to be made in other areas which might affect care for the elderly or other vulnerable groups.
    Last edited by Hazel at the Hill; 03-04-2013 at 09:15 PM. Reason: clarity!
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  8. #104
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    cptncrackoff is offline Cropper
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    Brightlingsea, Essex


    My fishing Ticket is 190 per year, and then two rod licences @ about 27 each so to me my plot rent of 23 is an absolute bargain, I'd probably pay up to about 100 a year, on the basis that tiny cauli's are over a pound normally, tiny bag of new potatoes over 1 etc etc I could still make a saving, and of course the taste is better and I get to spend time with the family.
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