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Earls Colne Allotment Association

Earls Colne Allotment Association (ECAA)

The Earls Colne Allotment site

Earls Colne Allotment Association Committee

Contacts:

Chairman John Giles
Tel: 01787 223834
miloslilo@yahoo.co.uk

Treasurer Sue Thompson-Arnold
Tel: 01787 223900
sueandzoe@btinternet.com

Membership enquiries:

Jan Macintosh, 07813 695308 

jan.macintosh@mail.com

 

 

The Allotment Association was created in the Autumn of 2009, at the suggestion of the Parish Council, to manage the new allotment site at Earls Colne.

The Parish Council was aware that a number of people in the village were interested in taking on an allotment and that some had been on waiting lists for plots in Colne Engaine and White Colne for a long time.

Earls Colne Allotment
Eric Hobbs at the Allotment opening ceremony
In May 2009 the Council approached the Hobbs family to see if they had land available which could be used for allotments, and the new site in Newhouse Road was identified and leased to the Parish Council at a peppercorn rent.

Following a very well attended open meeting held in the Parish Council Chamber in September 2009, the Allotment Association was formed and officers appointed.

The allotments are now in their third year, having been established since April 2010.

The main objective of the group is to grow their own fruit and vegetables, but just as importantly, to extend the community spirit that exists within the village.

The Association has attracted both long term and new residents and also covers a wide age range, from pensioners to families with young children.

There are 73 plots of 10 x 5 metres, some of which are available as half plots for those who do not need or cannot commit to managing a full plot.

Community Spirit at the allotments
The annual fees for an allotment plot are currently:

Plot Size (metres)
5x5 £20
10x5 £30

The annual fee is made up of:
Association Membership fee of £10
The balance is paid to Earls Colne Parish Council.

Where are the allotments?
On Newhouse Road, next to the airfield
Please download the map

How do I get on the waiting list for an allotment?
Please read the attached document and contact the ECAA secretary

What are the Member rules?
Please read the attached document

Where can I find the ECAA Constitution?
Please read the attached document


Earls Colne Parish Council : Village Hall : York Road : Earls Colne : Colchester : Essex : CO6 2RN
: Tel. 01787 224 370