Plot Holder Info

Growing  Tips

Some useful growing tips here http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/

For those just starting out this year why not try these http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/growyourown/easiest.php

Health and Safety

All activities carry an element of risk and allotment gardening is no exception. All Coton Community Allotments Association (CCAA) members (referred to as ‘plotholders’) are asked to take health and safety requirements seriously and, at the same time, approach the issue sensibly. All plotholders, along with their families and friends using the CCAA site, have a duty of care to act responsibly and comply with all aspects of the current Site Rules, copies of which are available here on the website and within the communal shed on site.
All plotholders (new and existing) have a responsibility to anyone on their plot, regardless of whether they have given permission for them to be there. Although allotments can never be fully secure, keeping the site tidy and attractive is one of the best ways of deterring anti-social activity, theft and vandalism and promoting a healthy and safe environment for all.  The CCAA health and safety policy is implemented through the following:
  • The CCAA Constitution and current Site Rules (CCAA Site Rules)
  • The CCAA Health and Safety Manual, which includes this health and safety policy, along with the accompanying health and safety risk assessments (HSF-01 and HSF-02) and method statements;
  • Regular updates provided by the committee via email and hard copy;
  • Provision of information on the CCAA website; and
  • Site inductions for new association members undertaken by the Secretary or other CCAA committee member.

Why Compost?

Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. It’s easy to make and use.

Use the link below to get the latest composting information from Recycle Now.

www.recyclenow.com/compost