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Application for plots by the members of the same family.
Our policy is that each family member (including a husband and wife) may have a plot in their own right although
each must separately go through the waiting list.
Inheriting a plot - Helpers
Clause 5 of the Second Schedule of the Tenancy agreement states:
“Not to assign, underlet, or part with the possession of the allotment garden or any part thereof. The plot will be
subject to a tenancy agreement with only one person. That person is the Tenant who is responsible for the
conduct of any other person/s who may assist or visit the plot. Adverse behaviour of anyone on the plot could lead
to the Tenancy being terminated”,
So this means that:- only spouses or partners (regardless of gender or marital status) may inherit a plot, but not
other family members, friends, relations etc. Someone who helps you on your plot, even if they’ve been doing
this for a long time can’t inherit your plot. If they want a plot of their own, then they should be
encouraged to apply for a plot through the normal channels and join the waiting lists.
Can I have more ground?
Perhaps - Due the high demand for allotments (and in common with other allotment organizations in the Bristol
area), we are currently only letting Small (half a large plot) or Medium plots to new tenants. But, if you have had a
small or medium plot for at least 2 years, you can apply to the Plots Secretary for more ground. If you have a
medium plot, be aware that the only way to get a large plot is to forfeit your medium one.
All tenants seeking more land would have to satisfy the Committee that:-
(a) they were making 100% and immaculate use of the current plot and
(b) they had the necessary time and energy to, perhaps, double the work involved without recourse to assistance.