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.