Lions House Allotments
Allotments at a Glance
In April 2019 the Allotments Association bought the Lions House Allotments site. As a charity the trustees have a duty to deliver our charitable objects. The site has 46 plots with some split to provide plots that are more manageable to all and allow us to accommodate more members. We were judged to be the best allotment in the Northumberland in Bloom 2019 Competition and have regular received a gold award which reflects the effort and commitment of all our members, We encourage a wildlife friendly approach and most of our members use no unnatural products on their plots.
CHARITABLE OBJECTS: to provide or assist in the provision of facilities for allotments in BerwickUpon-Tweed and the surrounding area, in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation for the public at large with the object of improving their conditions of life
Here at Lions House Allotments, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Now that we are the owners of this beautiful site we will endeavour to ensure that it is fit for our towns future generations. Our members and trustees share a common joy of growing and spending time in this special spot within the historic walls of our historic town. We’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as mind fullness and well being. Just imagine what we can achieve together!
We would hope that all our members feel that they can enjoy all the benefits of growing produce at the Lions House Allotments. You are never expected to have symmetrical lines of vegetables. but you are required to cultivate the ground in a way that keeps it fertile and fit for the next person who continues your efforts in the future. If you are prepared to grow vegetables, keep our allotments at Gold Standard and find time to chat to the many admirers who gaze at our site as they walk the walls, you will be very welcome.
We strive to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the fact that we have secured this site for in-perpetuity. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
All we ask of you is that you grow produce for your family and friends (no selling allowed), you keep the weeds under control (they always do well) and help everyone else enjoy their time spent in the allotment
Rent is set by the plot size, and is very affordable with the majority paying under £30 per year. We have all agreed to pay a supplement to accumulate a maintenance pot for the future and hope this will allow us to keep the site in the condition that it is in today
Keeping an allotment is governed by "The Allotments Act 1922". This sets out most of the rules that are written down in the attached Allotment Rules. Important points to note are no reselling of produce, not being a nuisance to others, subletting, keeping your plot fit for the next tenant and actually using your plot to grow produce. We do not allow poly tunnels and sheds need to be of small enough to avoid planning issues as well as maintain sufficient ground to work. We ask you not to use pesticides and to harvest rainwater. Full detail attached below.
All plots are currently occupied. For inclusion on the waiting list please complete our contact form.
New gate to help with security
Many members have already expressed their pleasure and satisfaction with the new gate which is in keeping with the allotments prominent location.
Trustee Angus Hamilton said: “We are very grateful to Berwick North councillor Catherine Seymour for her prompt support by agreeing to provide the grant funding from her Discretionary Fund for this fine new gate, of which we are justly proud.
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