THE CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL
Bridgend Farm Model Organic Allotment Site
RULES FOR ALLOTMENT PLOTHOLDERS
Welcome to Bridgend Farm Allotment Site which will be the first model organic allotments in Scotland. Organic gardening involves cultivating your plot without using pesticides or herbicides, in harmony with nature for the benefit of wildlife and the environment as a whole. You will receive a guide to organic gardening principles which will outline what is acceptable practice and help and advice will be available on site.
Your attention is drawn to the rules for allotment plotholders leaflet enclosed with your allocation and these must be read in conjunction with the rules for Bridgend Allotment site
The following rules are to be observed by plotholders and are intended to clarify responsibilities, assist in delivering a safe, healthy and rewarding experience for all plotholders, and help the Council mange allotment sites for the benefit of all and the environment
1. The site will be run organically and all plotholders will adhere to organic gardening principles, as given in the Garden Organic guidelines leaflet enclosed.
2. Please refer to the various websites (see below) or refer to the Gardening in Harmony biodiversity booklet which includes information on various websites. On site advice will be available from the demonstration garden run by the Royal Caledonian Horticulture Society or by contacting to the Allotments Officer on 0131 311 7072 for further information.
3. Bridgend allotment site will be open plan and the erection of fences or the planting of hedges is prohibited.
4. No external additions to the standard huts will be allowed.
5. The grass paths between plots must be maintained by plotholders throughout the growing season. By this we mean 50% of grass pathway surrounding your plot is your responsibility and must be cut. Do not allow anything to overhang or obstruct the pathways throughout the site.
6. The standard huts provided must be regularly maintained and treated with waterbased preservative approved for organic use in one of 3 colours, these being green/brown/cedar. Each plotholder will be responsible for any repairs to their hut.
7. Only one glasshouse per plot may be erected. This may not exceed 2.5m x 2.5m or 8x8 feet and must be a manufactured shop bought unit or, approved by the Allotment Officer in writing. The glasshouse will follow the same line as the standard huts and must not deviate between the path and hut line. It must be placed 1 metre minimum from the hut to allow access. Consideration should be given to your neighbours when deciding where to put a glasshouse. Rule 9 of The Rules for Allotment Plotholders does not apply to Bridgend Farm.
8. Entrance gates must be locked on entering and leaving the site to protect the security of the site and plotholders.
9. The current rules for all allotment sites issued by this department shall apply to this site except where specifically modified above.