Bonfires

Bonfire Guidelines Please follow the guidelines below. A bonfire can be a useful way for disposing of garden waste that cannot be composted. Remember that the allotment sites are surrounded by residential properties and we need to ensure that you do not cause a nuisance to others when disposing of your waste. Currently the main …

Committee

The committee is made up of volunteer plot holders.  We meet once a month, currently the Monday following the first Sunday of the month. If you are interested in joining the committee, please speak to any of the committee members, or write to us using the details on the Contact page. Below is a list …

Community Shop

The shop is now open 10:00-12:00 on Sundays. The Community Shop is located at the Lion Road Entrance.  Welcome to the Community Shop. The shop is manned only by volunteers and is open on Sunday Mornings, see above for times. In the shop we have many items. 4ft and 8ft Bamboo Canes, Multi Purpose Compost, Grow …

History

The Bensham Manor Allotment site has been in existence in one form or another since Victorian times. The allotments were first built on gravel pits. Two companies in gravel extraction were based in Thornton Heath, “Potter (C) & Co” of Bensham Lane  and “Inseal & Co” of Brigstock Road. After all the extraction the pits were …

Open Days

This year it was on Saturday 26th May 2018.We will be selling Cakes and plants. We hold an Open day at least once a year.  The past four years we have held a Party on the Plot in late summer, with local beer from the Cronx brewery, a  BBQ, plants and vegetables for sale, plus …

Working Parties

Working Parties On the first Sunday of each month we hold a working party to maintain the site. We do not get any assistance from the council in carrying out or paying for the work so we need as much help as possible from plot holders to keep the site up to the standards required …

Renting

Renting a Plot Although we currently don’t have any spare plots, please contact us via e-mail to register your interest in getting a plot. Ensure that you include the following required details: First nameLast nameHome addressPhone number We’ll contact you to acknowledge your request and try to let you know when you might get a …

Contact

Enquiring about new plots for rent? See our Rents page for more information. Contacting Us Site OfficeLion Road (off Pawsons Road)CroydonSurrey Postal Address13 Mayo RoadWest CroydonSurreyCR0 2QP E-mailbmallotments@gmail.com Plot LettingsBob Pickett TreasurerIlona Ciolek

Plot Sizes

How Do We Measure Plots? Plot sizes are measured in rods, an old Anglo-Saxon unit so-called because it was the length of the rod used to control a team of oxen. A rod is 5.5 yards (5.03metres). There are 4 rods in a chain, that is 22 yards (20.12 metres)  There are 10 chains in a …