Welcome to the Bath & North East Somerset Allotments Association website
B&NES Allotments Association works to promote the establishment and use of allotments in the Bath & North East Somerset Area. We are an independent association that lobbies on behalf of allotment holders in the area. For a list of our objectives or to join or renew your membership, please see the Membership page.
Trading Hut Update
Kings Seeds are still taking orders. You can see what they have on offer on their website www.kingsseeds.com
Tending your allotment during the current crisis
The Association has been in touch with B&NES Council and the National Association to get the latest advice on tending allotments during the current ‘lockdown’.
Tending allotments, as confirmed by Michael Gove MP in a televised interview this morning, is considered to be exercise and is, therefore, allowed. However, allotment holders should adhere strictly to the rules on social distancing by ensuring they stay at least 2 metres away from other people and they should not congregate. Plot-holders should bear in mind that the Covid-19 virus can stay on surfaces such as gates, padlocks, etc for some time so people must be scrupulous in washing their hands or using hand sanitiser. B&NES Council asks everyone to act in the spirit of the “Stay at Home” policy which means limiting their use of sites to essential work only and avoiding excessive and unnecessary travel to allotments.
We hope everyone recognises the importance of observing these principles and can continue to enjoy their allotments within the current constraints. Given the current situation we sadly have to close the Trading Hut and cannot, as we first hoped, implement an order and collect service.
The presentations from the last AGM held on 26th November 2019 are here: Agenda and Reports . Those who attended were very generous in their voluntary donations for tea and cake. We raised £84 for Young Carers of Bath
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