WHERE ARE THE BRUNDALL ALLOTMENTS?
The Brundall allotment site is part of the Brundall Countryside Park on Postwick Lane. As you leave Brundall going towards Postwick, you go past West End Avenue on the left, and then the Countryside Park is on the left after the last few houses. The allotment site is at the west end (ie the Postwick end) of the park.
HOW BIG IS AN ALLOTMENT PLOT?
Our full-size plots are 250 square metres or 300 square yards. This is just less than a doubles-size tennis court. We also have half-size plots, and a small number of quarter-size plots.
HOW MUCH DOES A PLOT COST?
Currently the annual rental is £50 for a full-size plot, £25 for a half-size plot, and £12.50 for a quarter-size plot. Rental costs may rise in the future.
WHAT FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
The allotment site is surrounded by rabbit-proof fencing. Mains water is available through a number of taps positioned around the site. The car park is shared with Countryside Park users. There is vehicle access into the fenced area for loading and unloading.
HOW MANY ALLOTMENT PLOTS ARE THERE?
The site holds the equivalent of 56 full-size plots, but many of these are split into smaller size plots.
CAN I HAVE A PLOT?
If you are resident of Brundall you can ask to have a plot: see the “JOIN US” section of this web site which tells you what you need to do.
I DON’T LIVE IN BRUNDALL, BUT LIVE NEARBY. COULD I HAVE A BRUNDALL ALLOTMENT?
Plots can be let to non-residents, but Brundall residents will take precedence. If there are plots available but no Brundall residents are waiting, you could be allocated one. If you wish, you can register your interest as a non-resident in having a plot. See our “JOIN US” section on how to do this.
HOW BIG IS THE WAITING LIST? IS THERE MUCH CHANCE OF ME GETTING A PLOT?
The length of the waiting list varies over time. If you express an interest you can be told how long the waiting list is and when you might get to be offered a plot.
WHAT WILL I NEED TO AGREE TO WHEN I TAKE UP A PLOT?
You will need to sign a plot tenancy agreement with the Parish Council. That agreement will be with a single individual, so if you are a couple or want to share with friends, you will need to decide which one of you will be the named tenant and sign the agreement. As part of that you will need to agree to abide by the council/association rules.
You will need to pay the council for the rent, for the first year, and then annually each October if you decide to keep your plot. The tenant will have to become a member of the association, and it is hoped that those sharing their plot will also join.
WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ALLOTMENT ASOCIATION AND THE PARISH COUNCIL?
The Parish Council is the “allotment authority”: it has leased the land, has funded the creation of the site, and is the landlord for the tenant plotholders. It is in overall control of the site.
The Parish Council set up the association, initially to help them identify and obtain suitable land. Now that the site has been established the association assists the council by managing the site on a day-to-day basis. The Parish Council will expect that the association and its members act in accordance with council policies and requirements.