Allotments Committee & Nature Reserve

The Parish Council owns the following allotment sites:

  • Plots 1 to 19.  Land between North Hinksey Lane and the Minns Business Park.  These have been converted to the North Hinksey Community Orchard and North Hinksey Nature reserve and Memorial Garden.
  • Plots 20 to 42.  Land between North Hinksey Lane and the Seacourt Stream.
  • Plots 43 to 119.  Land between North Hinksey Lane and the Southern By Pass.

There are approximately 100 plots. Please read the Allotment Tenancy rules  for more details.  If you are interested in hiring a plot, please contact Councillor Ms. Ag. MacKeith, Email cllr.mackeith@yahoo.com or Tel: 01865 724452

The Allotments Committee is also responsible for the Nature Reserve and Community Orchard in North Hinksey Lane next to the Botley WI building.

Minutes of the Allotments Committee

Allotment Rents
The 2015 charge for allotment hire is 7.4p per square metre / £1.85 per 25 square metre block (25 square metres is roughly equivalent to 1 ‘pole’) and is due on 1st January. Allotments are measured in terms of the total number of whole 25 square metre blocks that they contain (part blocks incur no charge).

A ‘pole’ is an historical term used to measure allotment areas, a standard 10 ‘pole’ allotment is about 300 square yards, or 250 square metres or one sixteenth of an acre.

Please note that only one reminder will be sent out.

Payment should be made by a cheque, payable to “North Hinksey Parish Council” and sent to the Parish Clerk, 27 Long Close, Eynsham Road, Botley, Oxford OX2 9SG  You can also pay cash in person to Ag Mackeith, South View House, Old Botley, Oxford OX2 0JR or the Parish Clerk.  (Please do not send cash in the post)

The cost of allotment keys for the year 2015 is £5.00. See rules 24 and 25.

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