Chairman: Garry Flack - Telephone: 01638 714688
Vice Chairman: Mary Parkin
Secretary: Richard Holligan
Treasurer: Sarah Limmer
Other committee members: At the last AGM, all association members were voted onto the committee.
Number of members (must be residents of Barton Mills): 40
Barton Mills Allotments are sited on an acre of land leased from Suffolk County Council. The site has 20 plots that 20 village families rent to grow vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs. In 2013 there will be a communal polytunnel, partly funded by the Suffolk Foundation Grant which will help us grow vegetables all year round. We also plan to have some raised beds for anyone in the village who would like to try small-scale growing rather than have a plot. If you are interested in allotment gardening, and would like to try it, then contact us. Our only requirement is that you are resident in the village. We run a waiting list for plots but they do become vacant from time to time as families move in and out of the village.
Joining the Allotment Association
All plot holders are members of the Association. Membership is £5 per year (£2 of this goes to our affiliated body, the National Allotment Society). If you don't have a plot, you can still join and become a Garden Member and benefit from the seed discount scheme that is run by Kings Seeds.
Plots come in two sizes and the rents are reviewed each year - currently:
Full-size plot = £30 for the year
Half-size plot = £15 for the year.
The Junior Allotment Club (JACs) runs on a Saturday afternoon, 1-2pm. It is for 6-13 year olds (families need to be plot holders or join as Garden Members). Our aim is to help children explore the natural world, try foods they have grown themselves and develop basic gardening skills that they can use in later life. JACs is organised by CRB-checked volunteers who have experience in children's participation. Fun, hands-on, interactive activities are a fundamental part of our programme of learning at JACs.