There is scope for keeping chickens (but not cockerels!) and very few rules about what can be grown since we encourage members to produce what they most want: there are plenty of fruit trees to be seen, but also masses of flowers amongst the vegetables. We are not exclusively organic, although most members will attempt to keep pesticides to a minimum. We rent the site from Oakham Town Council but manage the plots through a Committee (Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Site member). Our most recent AGM was held on March 6th. and the minutes from this meeting are copied here, as well as the Rules of the Association.
The cost of an allotment is dependent on its size: members pay £15 for a half plot and £20 for a full plot. We have running water on site but try to encourage as much water harvesting as possible and will organise delivery of 1000 litre water ‘cubes’ / IBC’s at minimal cost.
Where we are:
The post code for the site is LE15 6QL. There are currently some 50 plots here: the number can vary a little because plots are subdivided in some cases. You will see from the outline plan that plots are of different sizes.