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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: info@binswoodallotmentsociety.co.uk
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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 – Rob Chapelo
  • Membership Secretary – Pete Griffin
  • Treasurer – Martin Hurst
  • Communications – Helen Tudge and Heather Manning
  • Infrastructure – Jeff Challis
  • Members – Rob Wesson, Peter Manning, Peter Roberts, Phil Clements

A few reminders:

  • Plots should show signs of being cultivated and actively managed.
  • Paths between plots should be kept passable (e.g. mowed/strimmed).
  • 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).

Coronavirus precautions remain in place

Please continue to adhere to the following measures:

  •  Practice “social distancing”. Keep approximately two metres away from others and do not congregate in groups. This will be difficult and impact on the social nature of our allotments, but please be considerate of others’ needs and concerns.
  • Be aware of gate locks and handles and other features that are used communally. Take proper precautions when touching these surfaces.
  • Members only should be on the allotments. All dogs should be kept on leads when walking across the site.

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 (binswoodallotmentmembership@gmail.com) 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.