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Welcome to The Binswood Allotment Society

Welcome to Binswood Allotment Society – a happy, thriving community in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa.

With more than 125 members tending 165 plots, our gardens are as popular today as they were when they were first established in 1920.

Our members come from a wide cross-section of the local community – young and old alike – all inspired by the desire to ‘grow their own’ and enjoy the exercise, fresh air and freedom of allotment life.

If you’d like to know more you can contact us at:
The Binswood Allotment Society has a Facebook presence. Click here to view.

New Committee

A new committee has been formed, and hopefully you have taken the opportunity to meet some of us during the Surgeries on 1st and 2nd August. We plan to host surgeries at different times and on different days to provide an opportunity for everyone to come and meet us over the coming months.

We will post our photos with a short bio onto the website as soon as possible.

  • Chair – Carolyn Mann
  • Deputy Chair – Rob Chapelo
  • Secretary – Phil Clements
  • Membership Secretary – Pete Griffin
  • Treasurer – Martin Hurst
  • Communications – Heather Manning
  • Infrastructure – Jeff Challis & Rob Wesson
  • Members – Peter Manning, Peter Roberts

A few reminders:

  • Full Bye-Laws can be found here:
  • Plots should show signs of being cultivated and actively managed.
  • Paths between plots should be kept passable (e.g. mowed/strimmed).
  • No hedges or fences are allowed between plots.
  • Bonfires should not be lit in a drought situation, cause a nuisance to neighbours or be left unattended.
  • Plots should not be used as storage facilities/dumping grounds for large quantities of building materials or recycled items (which can too often be abandoned and left for the Society to clear at our expense).
  • Please treat the committee members with courtesy and respect, we are volunteers, many of us working full time and giving up the little spare time we have to keep the Society running.


Although the government has eased all restrictions and does not require us to test for the virus or self-isolate we have many elderly and vulnerable people on the allotment so please be mindful of this and do not attend any social events or gatherings if you are showing symptoms or feel generally unwell.

We are aware that members may need to self-isolate and may become unwell. Please get in touch if you are in this situation to let us know ( so that we can monitor the situation. We may be able to assist you, with the help of our community’s volunteers, to manage your plot in your absence.

Thank you for following the above guidance to help us safeguard all of our members.