Plot Inspections

In accordance with the conditions of the lease, plot inspections will be carried out in early May, June and August dependent on seasonal conditions. The inspections will be carried out by members of the Allotment Association, possibly with assistance of a Parish Council representative if determined necessary by the Parish Clerk.

Results of the Plot Inspections are passed to the Parish Counil who will communicate with the plot holder indicating required actions.  At the request of the Parish Council, the Allotment Association will carry out further checks on failed plots. 

A summary of the purpose of the inspections is given below:


  1. To identify those plots not being cultivated;
  2. To identify those plots that are not wanted;
  3. To identify those plots in temporary neglect. 


  1. Is the plot free from perennial or annual weeds that have the potential to cause problems for other plot holders?
  2. Where annual weeds are seen, do the appear to be temporary?
  3. Is the plot free from rubbish and kept tidy?
  4. Is the use of any sheeting temporary?
  5. Does the majority of the plot show signs of cultivation?
  6. Are all paths and any boundary fences well maintained?
  7. Is there evidence of the misuse of hosepipes?
  8. Is there evidence that the ban on livestock or bringing dogs on site is not being observed?  

Anyone having concerns about the criteria or the carrying out of the inspections should refer their concerns to the Parish Council.