Elston Parish Council provides secure allotment facilities to local residents and from neighbouring parishes. These may be found to the South East of the Village along Brecks Lane. There are 40 allotments occupying 3.7 acres.
There is an Elston Allotment Society which has a lease from the Parish Council and operates a Committee which manages the allotments and collects the rent. For more information contact the secretary: James North 01636 526093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details of their activities may be found under Clubs and Societies
The Planning Requirements placed on the Parish Council
Local authorities make provision for many types of open space that may be of public value. They are required to undertake assessments of local needs for, and audits of, existing open space, sports and recreational facilities and to establish standards for new provision. In doing this local authorities are required to make adequate provision for allotments.
Furthermore, if an allotment authority is of the opinion that there is a demand for allotments in its area, it is required under Section 23 of the Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908, to provide a sufficient number of allotments and to let them to persons residing in its area who want them.
Written representations may be made to the local authority on the need for allotments by any 6 residents on the electoral register or persons liable to pay council tax, and the local authority must take those representations into account. The Council must assess whether there is a demand for allotments in their area. If the council decides that there is a demand for allotments; they have a statutory duty to provide a sufficient number of plots. In terms of the duty to provide there is no time limit for provision once it has been established that there is a demand.
Please contact the Clerk to Elston Parish Council.
Further information many be obtained by following the link to the National Allotment Society