Allotments Committee & Nature Reserve

Allotments Committee Chair: Councillor Ag MacKeith

Members include Councillors Judi Bolder, Martin Dowie and Graham Fairclough.

NEWS: In response to the COVID-19 crisis, to help people who would like to grow their own food, and to give a focus for healthy outdoor activity, the parish council has waived allotment fees for the year 2020.  If you are interested in hiring a plot, please contact: Councillor Ms. A. MacKeith email: or Tel. 01865 724452.

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.  If you are interested in hiring a plot, please contact Councillor Ms. Ag. MacKeith, Email or Tel: 01865 724452

Updated Allotment Rules April 2020.

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 rent for 2019/20 is £2 per pole where a pole is roughly equivalent to 25 square metres. 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. 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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