Sheds and Greenhouses

 

Shed

This is not what we want on the allotments...

Greenhouse

 

Stondon Parish Council will allow you to put up a shed and/or greenhouse on your plot provided you have written consent.
The shed or greenhouse cannot have a concrete base and must not contain glass.
A concrete base means a cast one. You can use paving stones on a bed of sand or wodden base.

The building shall be constructed of new or perfectly sound materials.
The key thing is that the shed is not a permanent structure and it must removable.

Why you might want a shed
A shed represents an investment so you need to be sure its worth it.

A shed is useful for:

  • Keeping stuff in which makes it easier to "pop to the plot" for short visits
  • Sheltering from inclement weather which makes it worth going to the plot on marginal days
  • Collecting water - Fit gutters and a water butt (Useful when the mains supply is switched off)
  • Can provide a south facing wall to provide shelter

Central Beds Council have a scheme for buying cheap water butts & compost bins. To find out out to install gutters see the link at the end.
Generally a shed makes working the plot easier

Tips

  • Fit at least two good padlocks with good clasps
  • Replace the hinge screws with clutch screws which cannot be undone. These can be obtained from a range of suppliers
  • Write your phone number in a prominent location in the shed so a neighbour can give you a ring in case of a break in
  • If the shed is lightweight e.g. made of metal, you will have to tie it down to prevent it blowing over

Please contact the clerk for a copy of the Shed/Greenhouse or Polytunnel application form.

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