Sheds and Greenhouses


Sheds

The maximum Dimensions for Sheds are 12’ (D) X 10’ (W) x 10’ (H).

Sheds should be in keeping with those on the rest of the field and wood is the preferred material although some very good aluminium sheds have come on the market recently.

Where to site your shed:  The site of your shed must be agreed with the Field Manager before erection. It must be well maintained and not allowed to fall into disrepair.

Greenhouses

The maximum Dimensions for Greenhouses are 12’ (D) X 10’ (W).

Where to site your greenhouse:  The site of your greenhouse must be agreed with the Field Manager before erection. It must be well maintained and not allowed to fall into disrepair.

Plastic: Some members have replaced the glass in their greenhouse with plastic sheeting. This is only allowed if it is industrial strength as used in poly tunnels.

Poly Tunnels

Poly Tunnels are only allowed following permission from the Landlords.

Sizes must be submitted to the Secretary for forwarding to the Landlords.

Plastic: Only industrial strength plastic poly tunnels will be considered.

Note: A good quality Poly Tunnel can be ruined if sparks from a bonfire carry on the wind.

Water Butts

The Association has two big bills every year, the first is rent from the Landlords the second is the water bills for all five fields. We encourage all members to put water butts beside their sheds and greenhouses and to save water where possible.

Second-hand IBC Containers which have been used for vegetable oil can hold a 1000 litres of water and can be purchased on the internet quite reasonably.

Note from the Chairman:

Water is one of our biggest expenses and I try to lead by example. I have four water butts on either side of my shed. I also have two IBC containers, three water butts beside my Greenhouse and I have three others located on the plot near my fruit trees and in my fruit cage.

Water falls free from the sky, is better than tap water and any member that fails to collect this essential resource is just helping to push the rents up for all the other members. Please conserve as much as possible.