Hernhill Allotments – Let’s grow our own.

Have you ever thought of growing your own veg? Do you think you don’t have the space to grow enough in your garden? Or have you finally been told that you can’t dig up any more of the garden as the washing line can’t be used to hold up the bean canes! In all of these cases there is a clear answer – an allotment!

Allotments are an extremely good way to reduce your shopping bills. The community that forms around allotments enables the sharing of knowledge and experience which should encourage anyone new to veg growing to give it a try. The establishment of allotments in the village would be a valuable way of enhancing our community and to increase our green credentials.

As the brave soul who suggested such a scheme and with general support from the Parish Council, I am now in search of anyone in the area who would be interested in an allotment. A traditional allotment is 10 rods (90×30 feet), but they also come in halves. Swale council’s guide to allotment rents put a full plot at £29 a year, £14.50 for concessions and £14.50 for a half plot, £7.23 for concessions. If you are interested in having a plot please do get in touch with me at Hernhill.Allotments@gmail.com , alternatively, drop me a note. One hopes that I’m not alone in my ambitions and once some other like minded individuals come forward, we can discuss the next steps.

Matt Cooper
2 Mount Pleasant Cottages
Kays Lane

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4 Responses to Hernhill Allotments – Let’s grow our own.

  1. avatar Kirsty says:

    Dear Matt,

    Did anything ever come of the allotment idea? I would love to have a plot!

  2. avatar Matt Cooper says:

    Hi Kirsty,

    The allotment plans have. Come to fruition, we are now awaiting plot holders contracts from the council. There are free plots so you are very welcome to come on board. Feel free to email me direct on the address in my original post and I can then arrange to meet and show you the site, half plots are £15 and full plots £30 a year with all plot holders paying a £10 facilities charge. There is no water on the site so sheds and water butts will be a must.


  3. avatar Kirsty says:

    Dear Matt,

    Thankyou for getting in touch, I have emailed you on the above address


  4. avatar Kelsey Roffey says:

    Dear Matt,
    Are there any more plots left, I would love to have one or half of one, I live at Manor Cottages Hernhill, thank you,
    Kind regards
    Kelsey Roffey

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