For further information about the Allotment Society contact
Chairman: Derek Denby
Secretary: Brian Weaver
Treasurer: Paul Rockall
Tenancies are renewed on 1 January each year and the cost is £40 per full plot and £20 per half plot. If you would like to apply for an allotment, please contact the Clerk to the Council
At the request from interested residents, the Parish Council set up allotments in Burton in January 2009. The allotments are located along the path that runs between the Bowls Club and the Playing Fields. They lie beyond the Burial Ground, on part of a field rented from the Normanby Estate. Currently, there are six full plots and twenty half plots.
Plot ownership is open to residents of Burton, Normanby and Thealby. Looking after an allotment is a really satisfying activity, but it does take a bit of time and effort which is why there are so many half plots. This enables new plot holders to find out if allotment life is right for them.
The Allotment site has its own water supply and perimeter hedge. The hedge is made up of one thousand wildlife friendly hedging plants and was planted by the original plot holders.
As soil on the allotment site is quite heavy, some plot holders choose to construct raised beds to limit the digging they have to do. The plus side of this soil is that it is pretty fertile and retains water easily. The allotments are used to cultivate a wide variety of vegetables, fruit and flowers.
Most plot holders choose to be members of the Allotment Society. It was set up at the start to act as a collective voice to discuss with the Parish Council issues affecting the allotments; to look after, improve and develop the allotment site and to share ideas about allotment gardening.
The Allotment Society holds bimonthly meetings and is affiliated with the National Allotment Society. Membership of the National Society enables members to buy seeds at a discount and gain access to advice and information.