The Parish Council are the trustees/owners of 2 areas of allotment gardens within the parish.
The Lea allotment site is located at the northern end of Lea Village off of Little Badminton Lane. There are currently 20 plots mostly let to parishioners on an annual tenancy. Plots vary in size and are currently charged on a pence per square foot rate which is reviewed at the November Parish Council meeting. The revised rate, if changed and approved is charged from January 1st of the following year.
All manner of crops are grown for the benefit of the Tenants and their families. However plants which take more than 12 months to mature are not permitted. The Tenants are provided with a service water trough, the cost of which is included in the annual rental. The site also has a five bar gate entrance to the entire area to enable larger items of equipment to be brought on to the site when necessary.
The Judges of the village’s entry into the Best Kept Village Competition have in past years rated the standard of the plots to be of a very high order.
Periodically plots become vacant and applications by e-mail or in writing should be made to the Parish Clerk. Currently there are vacant plots.
Annual Rental Rate for the 2018 season has been agreed by the Parish Council to remain at 2.15 pence per square foot. The same as 2017.
There is second allotment plot within the Parish which is located at Cleverton adjacent to Lovett Farm. This plot has not been used as allotments for many years and is currently let as grass keep to a local farmer on an Annual Tenancy. Here again the rental is reviewed annually.