The cost of renting an allotment is divided into two parts, the first being the tenancy fee charged by the parish council and the second being a membership fee charged by Pitstone Allotment Association.
Pitstone Parish Council resolved that the tenancy fee would remain static at £9.00 per annum per quarter plot for the forthcoming year. This fee covers the cost of water, tree works, maintenance and remedial works to the car park/gate/noticeboard etc that may be necessary. The council does not include a charge to tenants for their administration of the allotment site, liaison with National Trust, nor the public liability insurance which covers the communal areas. Any funds collected by the parish council which are surplus to the running costs are ring-fenced for future maintenance and development work at the allotment site. The council may also contribute to capital development, from other public funding within our remit.
Pitstone Allotment Association resolved to maintain their subscription fee for the 2022/23 season at £6.00 per quarter plot per annum. For the convenience of plot holders, this fee is collected by the Parish Council at the same time as your tenancy fee and passed direct to PAA who use these funds to pay for NSALG membership which also provides tenants with ‘on plot’ insurance, insurance for PAA members and the cutting of hedges/communal grass.
The total cost per quarter plot will therefore be £15.00 for the 2022/23 season.
As per the terms and conditions of your Allotment Garden Tenancy Agreement, the renewal rental will be payable in full on or before 30 September 2022. New paperwork, for your signature, will be issued towards the end of August.
We hope that you continue to enjoy your allotment garden in this beautiful location and reap the benefits for your families.
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