'Grow your way to a five a day'! This seems to be the motto for more and more families in Cam. We currently have 5 sites in Cam, at Woodfield, West End, Upthorpe and Ashmead, and each site has varying sizes and numbers of plots. The price of an allotment is £25 per year for a full size plot and £14 for the smaller half plots.
More about the sites:
Ashmead 1 is a long established allotment set in beautiful countryside in the Cam Green area of Cam. One side runs adjacent to Ashmead Road, two sides border back gardens and the final side backs onto fields. This beautiful allotment site consists of nine allotments with two taps supplying mains water. It also has a noticeboard fitted that allow allotments holders to communicate with each other and Cam Parish Council.
Ashmead 2 allotment is further along the road from Ashmead 1 and is on the border between Cam and Coaley Parishes. This allotment site, although still cultivated by some dedicated allotment holders, is in need of restoration. It is set in stunning countryside with amazing views but has been beset with problems from poor soil, drainage and parking problems. Cam Parish Council plans to revitalise this allotment site as an allotment area fit for the 21st century when time and money allows. Plans are currently being produced to enable funding to be sourced. If you would like to be involved in this planning stage please contact The Clerk.
Upthorpe allotment site is surrounded by hedgerow and is located at the bottom of Upthorpe towards Station Road. It is a small allotment site consisting of eight allotment plots with two taps supplying mains water. It will soon have a noticeboard fitted that will allow allotments holders to communicate with each other and Cam Parish Council.
Westend allotments is situated in a semi-rural location, surrounded on 3 sides by back gardens and woodland. It a small allotment site consisting of 24 allotments with five taps supplying mains water. It has a noticeboard fitted and has recently had a new chain barrier fitted to allow access for wheelbarrows from the main road.
Woodfield allotments is Cam Parish's largest allotment site. It is surrounded by roads on two sides, Woodfield Road and Marment Road and the remaining side backs onto rear gardens. This large allotment consisting of 28 allotments with four taps supplying mains water. It has a noticeboard fitted that allows allotments holders to communicate with each other and Cam Parish Council.
How to be come an allotment holder
The criteria for becoming an allotment tenant is very simple, you just have to reside in Cam! You can check out the rules and regulations for allotment holders below.
If you are interested in any of our allotment sites, please email us at the office stating your name, address and telephone number and which site or sites you are interested in. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Allotments for hire (PDF, 196 Kb)
Allotments for hire and where they are.
- Allotment Tenancy Agreement (PDF, 292 Kb)
Guidance Leaflets for Allotment holders
- Bonfires: advice (PDF, 255 Kb)
Advice on Bonfires