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Following on from the City Council’s advice that we forwarded to you earlier (click here) we have reviewed guidance from the National Allotment Society and other councils, and here is our interpretation for Saintbridge.
As you are aware the situation has changed regarding how much time we are to spend outside and where we are allowed to visit. The allotments are all currently open and will remain so until we are advised otherwise. Travel to and from the allotments is permitted if due precautions are taken. Visiting the site constitutes your daily exercise set out by the government.
However, any plot-holder who is self isolating because a household member is ill with coronavirus should not be visiting the site.
The composting toilet is now closed and hire of the rotovator and mower is suspended until restrictions on movement and isolation have been lifted.We ask that all plotholders visiting the site also bear the following in mind;
- Please keep your distance from other plotholders to help limit the spread of the virus. Follow current Government guidelines about social distancing.
- Do not share tools or any other equipment with another plot holder.
- Be careful after touching site gates, locks, taps or other communal assets. Disinfect your hands after each use using hand sanitiser or wipes. We suggest the first person to the site opens the gate and leaves it open. If there is no one in the car park when you leave please close the gate, if not leave it open for the last person leaving to close. This should avoid gates being left open over night which may lead to uninvited visitors.
- The use of the site is for plotholders only. No groups are allowed on site and only family members that live with the plotholder can enter the site if the plotholder is also present.
- Do not use the water troughs to wash hands or equipment to sterilise them. The water is for watering purposes only. Be careful not to contaminate the troughs with any soap or other chemicals. Wherever possible please do not use the taps, but dip your watering can into the troughs.
- Please stay on your plot at all times and do not enter another plot under any circumstances.For further information and guidance please follow this link to the National Allotment Society https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/
Please stay safe everyone and best regards
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Allotmenting can be extremely rewarding. There is nothing like harvesting your very own fresh and organic produce and bringing it to the dining table within hours. The difference between fruit and vegetables that you have grown yourself and those bought from Supermarkets is amazing. It can also be hard work (but cheaper than a gym!) so you may wish to browse the 'Information' links above to see if allotmenting is right for you.
Our site currently consists of 279 plots of various sizes.
A standard full plot is typically 253m² (10 perch) but is usually sub-divided into two half plots, each approximately 126 m² (5 perch). There are also several smaller plots of 55 to 75 m².
Where are we:
Our site is located in the suburbs of Gloucester, vehicular access is via Cheyney Close off Painswick Road and is adjacent to the lovely Saintbridge Balancing Pond & Wildlife Area.
The nearest postcode is GL4 7PS (click for map)