|The following Regulations are framed by the Committee under rule 18 of the Registered Rules of The Society and will be strictly enforced.|
Each plotholder must strictly abide by and assist in carrying out these Regulations.
All rents and annual contributions under Rule 6 of The Society‘s Registered Rules are payable in advance and become due on the 1st October. If unpaid by 12 noon on the last Sunday in October the plot will be considered to have been vacated and will be re-let.
Each plotholder must possess a key in order to gain access to The Society‘s ground. These can be obtained on deposit from the Ground Steward. Plotholders resigning from the Society must surrender their keys to the Ground Steward, who will refund the deposit.
The gates shall be locked at all times except:
Saturdays & Sundays from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Bank Holidays & Wednesdays from 2:15pm until 4:15pm
4. CULTIVATION OF PLOTS
Plotholders neglecting to cultivate their plots will render them liable to forfeiture.
Rubbish must not be brought or deposited anywhere on the site. Rubbish in compound arising from plots to be non-burnable only.
6. SHEDS & GREENHOUSES
Subject to the approval of the Ground Steward and upon receipt of sketch details of the structure and it‘s
position on the allotment/plot a plotholder may erect:
A) A toolshed with a base not exceeding 48sq.ft (4.46sq.m) and a height to eaves not exceeding 7ft (2.14m).
B) A greenhouse with a base not exceeding 10ft x 8ft (3.06m x 2.43m). This structure must only be used for the cultivation of plants and must be a separate structure.
A plotholder wishing to erect a polytunnel must make an application to the Committee in writing giving the position and size which must not exceed 18ft6in x 10ft (5.62m x 3.06m) on plan or 6ft8in (2.03m) high.
All structures are subject to Local Authority planning permission at plotholders expense.
All structures must be kept in a proper state of repair to the satisfaction of the Committee. No other structure may be put on the ground without the previous sanction of the Committee.
7. PLOT NUMBERS
Each plotholder must exhibit a number plate on their plot.
8. PATH & ROADWAYS
Plotholders must keep all grass roads (up the centre) and all paths cut, neat and tidy. Paths and roads must be kept free of overhanging trees, bushes and blackberries etc... and not obstructed. Beans should not be planted within 3ft (90cm) of the main grass roads. Paths between plots shall not be less than 18” (45cm).
Dogs are not allowed on the Society‘s ground unless on a lead and under proper control.
Parents are requested to ensure that their children do not cause any annoyance to other plotholders nor damage to property.
11. DRAIN PIPES
The ground is properly drained, no drainage pipe therefore may be removed from the subsoil. Any damage to such pipes must be reported to the Ground Steward and made good immediately.
12. SUB-LETTING OF PLOTS
No plots or portion of plot may be sub-let or transferred.
All plotholders are expected to assist in maintaining the good appearance and upkeep of the Society‘s property and should the need arise, to give their services for that purpose.
No tree or shrub may be cut without authority and no turf, gravel, etc... removed from the ground under any circumstances.
Reasonable care will be taken to safeguard plotholders property on the ground, but the Society cannot accept any responsibility for the loss or damage.
The roadways must be used as far as in getting to and from plots. Cycles must not be ridden over the paths between plots.
Any person nominated by the plotholder to collect produce from their plot must produce this card for inspection.
All notices authorised by the Committee and displayed from time to time shall be deemed to be part of these regulations.
All disputes must be referred and any misdemeanour reported to the General Secretary.
All hosepipes must be held in the hand when watering.
Sprinklers, irrigation hoses and the practice of leaving hoses running on the surface of the ground are prohibited. Anyone found guilty of this abuse will be liable to have their tenancy terminated.
When lighting bonfires observe the following:
A) Burn only dry materials
B) Fires must be attended at all times
C) Site fires well away from fences, huts, trees, etc...
D) Consider your neighbours outside and within our boundary
E) Never burn plastic or other materials that give off noxious smoke
F) Do not light fires on very warm days
Please see notices regarding times at which fires may be started.
IF ANY MEMBER DOES CAUSE SMOKE NUISANCE BY LIGHTING A FIRE, USING A FLAME GUN ETC, THAT PERSON WILL BE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION BY THE LONDON BOROUGH OF CROYDON
When leaving the grounds ensure that the gates are locked in accordance with the notices displayed thereon. Plotholders must not cause annoyance to residents of adjacent houses by making excessive noise and allowing car headlamps to shine on houses at night.
Livestock may only be kept at the discretion of the Committee.