About Tiverton Allotment Association
Tiverton Allotment Association is affiliated to the National Association of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners'.
Our aim to support allotment holders in matters such as seed purchasing through the subsidised Kings Seeds scheme, bulk compost deliveries, occasional social events and negotiations with the Town Council.
We are a friendly group and welcome new members.
Annual Membership fee is £4
TAA hold an annual competition for the best site. This is judged in August and a cup awarded.
If you would like more information contact your TAA site rep (see notice boards) or call the Secretary Lynne Dean on 01884 242841.
Chairman: Ian Johnson
Telephone: 01884 251974
Secretary: Lynne Dean
Telephone: 01884 242841
Treasurer: Mark Joynes
Telephone: 01884 243559
The association offers experienced and sensitive gardeners to assist first timers on the plots.
This is a voluntary non-intrusive support and advice service on such matters as necessary tools, time commitments, health and safety, crop rotation, planting and harvesting times, compost and manure.
When we do not know something we will admit it.
Contact the chairman or secretary for further information.
"The Allotments Committee has agreed that from 1st April 2011 allotment tenants on all sites will only be allowed to have bonfires on the first weekend of the month.
Please try to use a more environmentally friendly way of disposing of your waste whenever possible.
If you decide that the only way that you can dispose of your allotment waste is to have a bonfire please make sure that smoke is not causing a nuisance to other tenants or neighbouring properties.
Bonfires should not be left unattended and should be put out before you leave the site. Do not burn plastics on your site."
A bonfire may be the only way of disposing of garden waste that shouldn't be composted, like diseased wood.
If you have a bonfire, follow these simple guidelines:
- warn your neighbours beforehand - they are much less likely to complain.
- light the bonfire at a time least likely to affect your neighbours, e.g. not on a warm day when people will be in their garden.