Herne Bay Allotments and Gardens Association
1. TENANCY AGREEMENT: The Plot-
2. INHERITANCE: The Plot-
3. RENT: A rent must be paid as stipulated in the Association's Constitution. Normal practice will be to allow the existing tenant to have automatic right to renewal of that tenancy.
4. ACCESS: Payment of the rent allows the plot holder access to the plot(s) as detailed on the tenancy agreement and to common areas. (There may be times when a parking area is off-
Committee members shall have unrestricted access to all plots in carrying out Committee responsibilities.
5. SECURITY: The Plot-
6. VISITORS: Access to the Plot is permitted to the Plot-
7. PURPOSE: The Plot is to be used as an allotment garden.
8. CONDITION: The Plot is to be kept clean, free from weeds and well fertilised and otherwise maintained in a good state of cultivation and fertility and in good condition, any grassed areas including pathways are to be kept reasonably cut and free from weeds.
9. NEGLECT: Should the Plot become neglected and overgrown to such an extent that it is considered to be causing or likely to cause problems for other plots the Committee reserve the right to take appropriate action (such as cutting down weed growth). All reasonable steps will be taken to consult the Plot-
10. PATHWAYS: A minimum pathway of 24 inches must be maintained between adjoining plots.
11. NUISANCE: Nothing should be done or permitted on a Plot which would/could cause any distress or nuisance to or on adjacent properties, to other plots, to paths, to roadways, to parking areas etc.
12. TENANT: The Plot must not be sublet or re-
13. REMOVAL: No soil, timber or other such material may be removed without the agreement of the Site Manager.
14. BOUNDARIES: Boundary hedges trees, fences etc. should not be pruned or otherwise maintained except with the agreement of the Site Manager. Plot holders may be required by the Site Manager to undertake routine maintenance of the hedges.
15. STRUCTURES: The Plot Holder may erect necessary structures on the plot subject to the condition that the nature of the structure, its construction method, size and position are all agreed with the Site Manager (in consultation with adjacent plot holders) prior to commencing works. Any Plot holder who procures and/or erects a structure without the prior consultation and consent of the Site Manager does so at their risk and may be asked to remove it at their own expense.
For the avoidance of doubt, the relocation or extension of an existing structure is deemed to constitute a new structure. All structures, whether existing or new, are to be maintained in a good state of repair and used for their intended purpose.
16. HAZARDS: Barbed wire or similar material may not be used around the border of the Plot. A Plot-
17. TREES: Trees which require more than twelve months to mature should not be planted except with the agreement of the Site Manager. All trees must be of a crop bearing species and be limited to eight feet (2.4 metres) in height. No tree may be removed without the prior agreement of the Site Manager and the complete removal of trunk, stump and roots from site must be included.
18. BONFIRES: This rule applies to any fire whether an open bonfire or a fire in a container or any other arrangement. The only material allowed to be burnt on a plot is garden waste -
19. DOGS: Dogs must be kept on a lead and properly controlled and must not be allowed to foul pathways, plots or any other area of the site.
20. HOSES: The use of garden hoses or sprinklers is not permitted.
21. WATER: The water tanks provided must be used solely for the filling of watering cans and similar containers. They must not be used for washing equipment or produce. Plot-
22. ANIMALS: No animals or livestock of any kind may be kept upon the Plot. Bees may be kept, providing all regulations as laid down by the Committee are observed.
23. ADVERTISING: No commercial notice or advertisement may be erected on the Plot.
24. CROPS: Crops may not be grown on the plot specifically for commercial purposes.
25. PERMITTED MATERIALS: Materials for the construction of raised beds must be agreed by the Site Manager.
26. VEHICLES: All vehicles on a site will, at all times, observe the site speed limit and parking restrictions.
27. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: The Plot-
28. GATE KEYS: Gate keys remain the property of the Association; these are deemed to be "on loan" to the Plot-
29. RULES: If there are concerns that the plot is not being maintained to the required standard then the Site-
30. DISPUTE: In the event of a dispute between plot-
Updated following AGM 21/11/21