Allotments

Are you interested in having an allotment? For more information or to join the waiting list please call 01732 870382 or email chieffacilityofficer@kingshillparish.gov.uk  

Tenancy Agreement

 

Both the above forms need to be completed and returned to the parish council office when applying for an allotment.

Blank Allotment Tenancy Agreement for Reference

New Rotavator

The new rotavator is now up, running and fully functional.  Thanks again to NFU Mutual and Tesco Bags of Help for the grant funding to enable this to happen.

For some time, the allotment tenants at Kings Hill have been faced with challenging conditions when taking on the task of growing their own food. The site is rich in clay so is hard to manage.  It is slow to drain in the winter and very hard in the summer.

Councillor Colman, Chairman of the Amenities Committee, visited the site and commented that “a rotavated plot means allotment holders can get going virtually from day one and begin their journey towards the amazing buzz of harvesting homegrown produce.”

Before 

 

 After

rotavated allotment plot 

Allotment Interest Group

An allotment interest group has been formed and all allotment holders are welcome.  Please contact the parish office if you are interested in joining.  Email chieffacilityofficer@kingshillparish.gov.uk or call 01732 870382.

Communal Allotment Shed - October 2019

NEW COMMUNAL SHED FOR KINGS HILL ALLOTMENTS

Kings Hill Parish Council are delighted to announce that a communal shed for allotment holders has now been constructed at Kings Hill allotment site and is ready for use.

A formal request was made by the Kings Hill Allotment Interest Group for a communal shed and funding for the project was made available from Borough Councillor Matthew Balfour’s Kent County Council Member’s Fund.

Councillor Balfour visited the site on Wednesday 16th October 2019, together with Kings Hill Parish Councillor’s Barker, Colman and Sherlaw, to view the completed shed. Cllr Balfour said that the allotment site and the communal shed were such a good idea to help residents grow their own food as the gardens on Kings Hill are not big enough.

Cllrs Balfour, Barker and Colman standing by shed at allotment site

The Construction of Kings Hill Allotment Site

Construction took place in 2015. 

Phase 1

Ground works were undertaken along with the construction of the main pathway in the site and the water supply/ standpipes were installed. 

Phase 2

Rabbit proof fencing was installed around the site.

The allotment site was finally opened on 21st September 2015 and allotment holders were finally able to work their plots. 

The Grand Opening of Kings Hill Allotment site took place on 9th November 2015. 

The opening was attended by celebrity and veteran horticulturist Mr Jim Buttress,  the Mayor of Tonbridge & Malling, Councillor Owen Baldock and the Mayoress Mrs Christine Balkdock along with a number of Kings Hill Parish Councillors. Mr Buttress opened the site by cutting the ribbon and was available to give advice to allotment tenants. Refreshments of mulled wine and carrot cake were enjoyed in the warm and dry of the Sports Pavilion.