15 December 2018
We have started the process of sending invoices out for 2019. When we started managing the Rye Allotments we were able to reduce the rents from the prices charged by Rother District Council. This was followed by a further small reduction in rent. Having now managed the allotments for five years, we have, for the first time needed to increase the rents slightly. For 2019, there will be an increase of 2.5%, which is in line with inflation. The total cost for an allotment is still below what it was under Rother District Council.
In light of the above, the following rents/charges will apply from January 2019:
We have noticed that a significant amount of our administrative expenditure goes on chasing plot holders who have not paid on time. We have therefore reluctantly decided that a £5.00 administration fee will be applied to accounts that are significantly overdue. In addition, given the relatively high demand for allotment plots, we will be quicker to enforce non-payment evictions. We consider that these measures are only fair on both those who pay their rent on time and those who may be on the waiting list(s)
However, we would like to remind plot holders of Rule 5.4, which states: "...please contact us if you wish to pay your rent in instalments and we will arrange a payment plan with you."
6 July 2018 - Best Kept Allotment 2018
As in previous years, the winner of the Best Kept Allotment prize will be announced at the annual Rye Flower and Vegetable Show (which will be held on Saturday 18 August 2018). However, judging for the prize is due to take place within the next two weeks so that the judge(s) get to see the allotment plots at their best. You do not need to enter this competition, every allotment plot will be considered by the judge(s).
Discouraging rats on the allotment sites is everybody's responsibility. Please follow the helpful advice page, which should help prevent rats from making your plot their home!
29 January 2018
New allotment Rules will come into effect on 1 March 2018. The new Rules include more detailed guidelines on plot cultivation which we hope will assist both plot-holders and those responsible for allotment inspections. Other new features include measures aimed at greater environmental protection and more detailed guidelines on animal welfare. To see a copy of the new Rules, please click the relevant link on the left side of this page.