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    danniiangel is offline Seedling
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    100 for a half plot in Greenwich. Facilities etc: water, portaloo, on site shop, fencing (although not great as often thefts from sheds etc, sheds allowed, trees not allowed, lockable front gate, small car park.

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    I am in Tameside and we pay 50 for a half plot and 10 for water. Or at least that's what I have been told the charges will be this year. We are not allowed full plots.

    There is a reduction if you are retired, 30% I think. There are no toilets, theft is not uncommon and although there seems to be some argument on this last point, no animals are allowed.

    I have only just taken the plot on.
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    wow some of yours are sooo cheap i paid 42 for 24 x 30/40 odd foot ( tiz an estimate i know its 24 wide ) and a full plot is around 80, we have water handy being right next to a main water board site,
    and it is enclosed to due to vandals,
    no toilet,
    chickens allowed pending on space
    10 key deposit
    12 for membership, which benefits of manure at reduced fee
    shed, green houses etc allowed but only a certain size
    council provide chippings for paths for free
    no bees

    plus 10 yr waiting list ( though i got mine in 3 )
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    For the 2012/2013 tax year (Apr - Mar) I paid 80 for a full plot, which was estimated at 12m x 15m.

    There is also a 5 key deposit, no water on tap but we do have 3 ICBM's that we can access, but they are at the other end of the plot.

    The official measurements have just been done for each plot, and it turns out that I have the largest plot on the whole allotment at 214 sq metres.

    This coming year's charges are going to be based on the actual size with an amount per sq metre charged, plus an association membership fee.

    I'm not looking forward to this year's bill at all as I think it may be significantly more

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    I don't know the exact size of my plot- it's classed as 'small', 75-151sqm, and is 34 (biggest is 90, 225-351 sqm). There's 50% discount for those on benefits but not OAPs, unless they're in reciept of other benefits too.

    I think it was 10 one off fee (or maybe deposit, I forget) for the key, there's a fence almost all the way around the site (there's a panel that's just chicken wire up near my plot), free water and council leaf mould heap.

    Sheds, polytunnels and greenhouses are allowed with permission (pretty much automatic unless it's too big), up to 6 fruit trees are allowed per plot on the same basis, with an official rootstock list (irritatingly not actually available anywhere, you have to call and ask for each species).

    There's a toilet but I think it's 5 a year for the key (it's the opposite end of a very large site from my plot, so I don't bother); there is a shop, but it's only open a few hours a week when I'm rarely there and I think it's 4 for membership to get discounts (you can buy stuff without being a member, but without discounts it's not that cheap), and a community orchard which is 5 a year for a share of the fruit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamamelis View Post
    and a community orchard which is 5 a year for a share of the fruit.

    How big is the orchard and what variety of fruit does it have?

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    Plot 1 10 (half plot) 20 (full plot)
    Plot 2 15 (half plot) 25 (full plot)

    Both plots have water but plot 2's rents going up this year and next to cover insurance and the councils rent increase for the land. No discounts .
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    Quote Originally Posted by alldigging View Post
    How big is the orchard and what variety of fruit does it have?
    Currently just local old variety apples (they actually got a grant that was only usable for specific rare local varieties) and some soft fruit bushes. Apparently they did plant pears too, but lost all of them in the first year for some unknown reason. It's still quite new, and there's space left, so there hopefully should be more trees planted soon if they can afford it.

    It takes up two large plots, but they pay a very discounted rate as it's open to the local community.

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