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Welcome

Hi, well here you are, you appear to have stumbled upon the pages of Burley Model Allotments Association. During the recent coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown society has changed rather rapidly and for that matter so have we here at Burley Model Allotments.

With this in mind a number of our events have been cancelled this year these include all of the coffee mornings and plant sales we intended to hold in May and June as well as the Annual Vegetable and Flower Show which is normally held in September. This is usually the most notable date in our calendar and is our flagship event so we are all very sad that we cannot hold this event this year. However your health and safety is paramount and comes before any other consideration.

And of course the Trading hut will remain closed until further notice.

Please remember to look out for one another during these very difficult times and take all the steps you can to reduce the risk of contagion from the Covid-19 virus when you visit the plot.

To continue your journey through our website we have put together a few notes on Coronavirus. It is essential that we follow all the guidelines; to stay at home if you or a member of your household shows any signs of infection, to help stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading. The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a high temperature and a new, continuous cough. Wash your hands with soap and water often to reduce the risk of infection.

New advice on Coronavirus (COVID19)

With the recent change to the Government’s guidelines on COVID-19 you are now allowed to mix with six people, including children, from different households to spend time outdoors - including gardens and outdoor spaces.

It should be noted that allotments are not public spaces.

The following guidelines apply to allotment sites.

  • Continue to remain at least 2m away from anyone outside of your household.
  • Stay Alert! Be aware of the space around you and move away if the distance becomes less than 2m.
  • Try to limit the number of people you see and keep all visits short.
  • Allotment holders should limit the number of visitors to their plot to two additional people to the usual plot holders and not allow those visitors to wander round the site or enter other people’s plots. Ask all visitors to be aware of neighbouring plot holders who may still wish to limit their contact with other people.
  • If you (or a potential visitor) are showing any symptoms of the virus or any of your or their household are self-isolating – STAY AT HOME.
  • If you take your children to the plot, ensure that they stay within its confines and do not run around on communal paths and spaces.
  • Do not wash your hands in water troughs.
  • Toilets - Please be aware of the government advice on hand washing and social distancing and maintain hygienic conditions.
  • If a member of your group or visitor no longer wants to remain outdoors – make sure they go home and not into sheds, greenhouses, or other enclosed structures. Close, confined indoor areas give a higher risk of virus transmission.
  • Do not share any equipment
  • DO NOT attend the plot if you have coronavirus symptoms or a family member is self-isolating.
  • Wear gloves when entering the site and opening locks.
  • Communal areas on sites should remain closed.
  • Fires: People and children are still at home and especially with the lovely weather we are experiencing, windows are open, and washing is on the line. People may also be recovering from illness. Please do not light any fires on allotments.
  • Wash hands when you get home.

Above all be considerate to your fellow plot holders and neighbours at this time and stay safe!

Help if you are Self Isolating

If you are self isolating and you do not have friends or family who live locally who can help, you can get help from.

Voluntary Action Leeds Tel. 0113 378 1877

Most of all, please follow all the guidelines to help stop the spread of coronavirus and please we hope all of you continue to Stay Safe.

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Welcome once more

Well here we are; this is the Burley Model Allotments website. Our intention is to tell you all about our allotment site. There are a good few pages that let us do this. By navigating through the site you will find out about the History of the site, how we manage the site, the Trading Hut we run which is open on Saturday mornings. As well the Events we have each year culminating in our Annual Show.

There is also a Library of all the documents we produce, a Recipes page where you can put to use all you have grown on the allotment site. In addition to all of this we have a Gallery where you can view photos taken on the site as well as a number of Videos clips, an Offers page which you can utilise and get discounts on various items. And on top of all that we have a dedicated Links page which as you might imagine has links to other websites you may find useful and interesting.

All in All we hope you find our little website what it’s meant to be an interesting, entertaining place to visit and most of all a little bit of fun.

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Join Us

Should you wish to join us here at Burley Model Allotments the simply go to the Join Us page and submit your application using the form on the page. If you prefer you can always drop in to the allotment site and see us in person one Saturday morning at the Trading Hut. We are open every Saturday morning between 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. The site can be accessed from the Gate on Lumley Place which is off Lumley Road the nearest postcode is LS4 2NL.

Alternatively you can download an application form from the Library page and send it to our P.O. Box address. Whichever way you choose to contact us we will get back to confirm your registration on our waiting list. So please don’t be shy pop along and see us and call in for a look round and a cuppa in the hut, we are a pleasant and happy enough crowd and are always happy to meet new folk.

Come on in and Join Us here at Burley Model Allotments, we’re a friendly enough bunch.

Contact Us

You can use this page if you are an existing member of the site or an applicant wanting additional details. Again simply complete the form on the page and submit it to the relevant person you which to contact. There are also email addresses of the various officers of the allotment committee should you wish to contact them directly. Again please feel free to call and see us in person one Saturday morning in the hut and chat with us over a cuppa. However you want to contact us let us know what’s on your mind, if you are having difficulties with your plot, or have any ideas on how we can improve the site. We look forward to hearing from you.

Support and Help

It is one of our main objectives to support our members of the Association to ensure that they get the maximum benefit from their allotment plots. We would like to encourage the sharing of knowledge, a love of growing vegetables, fruit and flowers and social interaction. It is our intention that our allotment plots will be a huge benefit to the whole of our community.

Burley Model Allotments are focused on forming strong partnerships and have worked tirelessly in the last few years with similar groups and individuals who are all working towards achieving the same goals. We hope that we will be able to form new partnerships over the coming year and work towards promoting allotments and the benefits of growing your own produce. Please join us, as the more partnerships we are able to form the stronger our organisation becomes and the more people we are able to help.

Help, however, is a two way boulevard and the more help that we have from members of our association as well as the community at large then the better shape we will be in. This will enable us to help more people and improve the site for future generations.

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Our Objectives

Our Objectives

Our main objective is to ensure that everyone can ENJOY Burley Model Allotments and the facilities we provide. We always try to remember that growing is FUN. Our intention is to ensure that everyone can revel each day in your own little piece of heaven and that by working closely with nature we learn more about ourselves and the gardens we create each and every day.

We will actively pursue the continual improvement of the fertility, cleanliness, productivity and facilities of the site, as a whole, for the benefit of all plot holders and to ensure that we provide a legacy for those who follow. We are committed to ensuring that the environment and wildlife areas are protected and to publicise the pleasure and virtues of gardening as a hobby and recreation.

Our Aims

We Aim to:

  • Manage the allotments site as an area for flowers, fruit and vegetable growing;
  • Develop the site as a learning environment where members of the wider community can learn about gardening;
  • Encourage self sufficiency, sustainability and recycling;
  • Promote healthy eating and exercise through gardening and where possible organic vegetable growing in the interests of our members and the local community;
  • Co-operate with other gardening associations and environmental organisations in matters of mutual interest;
  • Develop and promote the Association in the interests of the local community;
 

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