Coronavirus Advice for Allotment Holders
Current advice (March 26th) from the National Allotment Society is that allotment holders can visit and work on their allotments, but should do alone or only with members of the household. They should keep away from other allotment holders and avoid sharing tools. Further advice can be found on the National Allotment Society website.
In 2008 the Parish Council was asked if it could provide allotments for parishioners in Batcombe. In total a dozen parishioners expressed an interest in renting an allotment and so the Council began searching for a suitable site that could be leased and was eventually offered the current site in Eastcombe with room for ten allotments.
Thanks to a grant from our County Councillor's Local Initiatives Budget and with the help of a number of dedicated volunteers the Council was able to establish the allotments by May 2009 with the allotments being officially opened by our then County Councillor, Gloria Cawood, on Sunday September 27th 2009.
In April 2019 the Parish Council agreed a new two-year lease for the allotments field.
The rent is £35 a year for an allotment. Anyone from Batcombe, or one of our neighbouring parishes, interested in taking on an allotment should contact the Clerk. There are currently no vacant allotments.