Amenities

Allotment shop

The shop at Gunsite Allotments welcomes plotholders from Grange lane and has a good range of well priced items. Here is a list of their core stock with prices that have held steady for nearly two years. They also sell seed potatoes, broad beans, garlic, onion sets, shallots, packet seeds and other stuff not listed. The shop is open 10 a.m to 12.00pm on Sundays

Manure

We are fortunate to have frequent deliveries to the site of fresh stable manure. It is left near the top gate and can be collected as needed by plotholders. There is no charge. Before use the manure needs to be stacked and covered to rot down for a few weeks or months, depending on the time of year.

Bark Chips

These are delivered to the site by tree surgeons and again may be collected without charge and used for making paths and suppressing weeds on plots.

Logs

Also delivered by tree surgeons. They may be taken by members as required either for use on their plots or for burning at home. 20120531-Torre 2012 05 31 171-001

Fires

Members may burn material from their plot that cannot or should not be composted, such as timber offcuts, seeded weeds and bindweed roots. Timing and control of fires must be within the rules:

  • fires must in metal containers
  • fires must be not be left unattended
  • fires may only be lit on certain days, without exception:
    • TUESDAYS
    • THURSDAYS
    • The FIRST SATURDAY of each MONTH
    • The LAST SUNDAY of each MONTH

Skips

These are provided periodically so that plotholders can dispose of inorganic waste from their plots. It is strictly prohibited to put any organic material in the skips or to bring waste from home or from elsewhere to put in them.