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Twyford Allotments

Panorama of Twyford allotments taken during the 2nd week of the coronavirus shutdown in April 2020

Allotments have been in existence for hundreds of years and originally land was given to the labouring poor to grow food. The system as we know it today dates back to 1908 when a duty was placed on Local Authorities to provide land. This was strengthened by various acts but the most important one was in 1925 which established that local authorities are not allowed to sell off land without Ministerial Consent.

As far as Twyford is concerned the allotment site is in Park Lane alongside Hunter Park and that has been in use for some time and certainly is shown on 1936 OS map.

Twyford Parish Council have 28 allotment gardens on this site of various sizes; the largest being 249 sq. metres and the smallest 57 sq. metres.

Allotment holders pay rent annually based on the size of the plot and this is set by the Parish Council. This rent covers Water Rates and General Maintenance. Holders have to sign an agreement with the Parish Council.

Holders are expected to keep their plots tidy and cultivated; failure to do so could mean withdrawal of the use of the plot.

If you would like to go the waiting list (10 applicants as of April 2020) or require more information, please contact clerk@twyfordhants.org.uk. Please note that you must live within the parish to have a plot.

Winter seed heads

Winter greens

Winter leeks

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Celebration of long term allotment holders