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May bank holiday bin collections

Domestic refuse and recycling collections due on Monday 25 May, will instead take place on Saturday 30 May. All other collections that week will remain as normal – find out when your bin is collected

Allotment rules and conditions

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2. Terms and interpretation

In these Rules the words used are to have the following meaning:

Allotment: An Allotment Garden (as defined Allotment Act 1922) is an area of land that is let by the Council for the cultivation of vegetable crops, fruit, flowers and herbs.

Authorised Officer: The Service Manager (Business & Commercial Operations) or an Officer of the Council delegated by them to perform the function.

Cultivation: Keeping the Allotment in good productive order or maintained in a manner acceptable to the Authorised Officer. The maintenance and improvement of soil, the control and prevention of flowering weeds and self set plants which may be a nuisance to other tenants, the production of ornamental plants, vegetable crops, fruit, flowers and herbs.

Notice: A formal direction to an individual Tenant served under the Conditions of their Tenancy (whether oral or in writing)

Notification: Any general information regarding the management of the Allotments which will be displayed as follows

  • The City Council's web site
  • By Notice affixed at the Entrance of the Allotment site
  • By Notice available at the Council's offices

Paths: Dividing paths between Allotments.

Principal Path: A common route within the site for vehicular and pedestrian access to allotments.

Rent: The annual rent payable for the tenancy of an Allotment.

Site: Any area of Allotments that are grouped together.

Structure: A building, shed, greenhouse, shelter, hard standing, animal run or hutch or poly tunnel.

Tenancy agreement: A legally binding written document which together with the Rules and Conditions records the terms of letting of a particular allotment(s). The Tenancy confers rights, privileges and responsibilities to the Tenant over the Allotment and shared facilities of the site.

Tenant: A person that resides within the City boundary, who holds the Tenancy Agreement and is the primary user of an Allotment.

The Council: Exeter City Council.