I’ve just put in an application for a plot in Waltham Forest.
I’ve email as per instructions but is this somewhere where you need to know where to send a well placed Victoria Sponge or other cosy bribe to actually get a plot? I presume there’s a bit of a wait.
Ah, nice; all the fruit's now floating and it's already turning a lovely pinky colour.
I would expect you could cross the local committee's 'hand' with a few cubic metres of thornless wood chip.
Hi the Higham hill site have been very active with letting plots for the last 6 months, the new allotment officer has given out more plots in this period than the previous 12 years, so maybe a visit to their offices may help, cheers k
Nice one K, you gave me their contact details previously so will give them a bell and see what’s happening.
Higham Hill would be my first choice too.
Which allotment? I have one in Leyton and the waiting list wasn't too bad. Like a year. If you want one in Leytonstone then the waiting list is long. Chingford and north Walthamstow again I think the lists are about 12-18 months.
I’ve spoken to some of the newcomers and they have been on the waiting lists from couple of months to couple of years and I get the feeling it’s more a case of right place right time, unofficially of course
Well I got an automated response on the email saying you’ll be added to the list and to expect a response in person within 5days.
Will find the office address and hand deliver an application in person as well. Fingers crossed.
There are council run allotments and there are allotments run by private individuals. being on one list doesn't mean you are on the other as I understand it
The sites I’ve applied for(which are closest) are listed on the council site.
Received a reply - in short there’s currently high demand so not able to invite everyone on the list to the upcoming vacant plot viewing.
I’ve been added to the waiting list and guess it’s a waiting game now. Sent a nice reply thanking them for the response so fingers crossed.
Oh yes, I want edmundro to grow food and open a café in which to serve it. :)
@littleK, you wouldn't happen to know if café plots are being allotted at the moment, would you?
You'll only get a half plot too if indeed you get one.
Metal skip arriving at ours today apparently, this will mean I can get another 2-3 beds in this weekend once I clear all the crap this evening.
Been a bit busy with Audax, but still been chipping away at ours, loads of stuff coming through, need to sort a shed next.
There was a plot on our site been used for this purpose and still is I believe but there is a clause in my contract which states you can’t grow fruit and veg for the purpose of selling on so not really sure how this effects Cafe plots,
@edmundro there offices are in low hall Rd just before the recycling centre
Not much happened at our allotment recently. Watching my cabbages get eaten rapidly mostly. I have netting up so not sure how the f++ckers are getting in.
Runner beans are in. Next is the beetroot.
Metal skip arrived today, this is all from my half plot!
Working on a Sunflower Bed
Saved this from the metal skip, it's in working order, needs a bit of TLC.
Absolutely love this well done
Making the most of the rhubarb...
Also uncovered some wild strawberries
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