Braysdown Lane Allotments, Peasedown St John


 Allotment Committee member Dave Jones


The Parish Council currently manages 70 allotment plots in Braysdown Lane, Peasedown St John, on land rented to them by a local farmer.

A varied group of allotment holders enjoy cultivating plots ranging in size from a quarter plot (of around 15 metres in length) to a full plot (of around 67 metres). 

The benefits include being part of a friendly community, as well as plenty of fresh air, exercise, fresh fruit and vegetables and a great sense of achievement.  

The Allotment Holders’ Committee and Parish Councillors have together successfully updated the allotment rules and agreements and have streamlined the administration process. Recently, as larger plots have become available, they have been divided up before being offered on to those on the waiting list. This means that the plots are a more manageable size and the waiting list for an allotment is much shorter.   Annual fees are extremely reasonable and just cover the rent paid for the land and any maintenance costs. 

If you are interested in having a go at growing your own fruit and vegetables and would like some more information about renting an allotment plot, please contact the Parish Office - 01761 433686 - for further details.