Eastbourne Allotments & Garden Society
EAGS manages nearly 1,200 allotments over 14 sites on behalf of Eastbourne Borough Council - to apply for a plot you must be a resident of Eastbourne.
The standard allotment measures 5 rods or 126 square metres. For the 2022/23 rent year the annual cost including water is £0.55 per square metre, £68.67 for a 5 Rod Plot. In your first year a deposit is also paid of £65.00.
Maps and addresses of all our sites can be found in the Allotments menu tab where you can also print off an application form. Completed forms should be sent to the EAGS Office. Alternatively pop into the office at Gorringe Road to complete your form and find out more information.
The office is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 to 12.00
Do you want free seeds?
Yes, you heard right!! We will be handing out free seeds at The Hut in The Beacon on Saturday 5th March 10am to 2pm. The Sow it Grow it Share it campaign is in association with the Eastbourne Mayor, Pat Rodohan and Grow Eastbourne.
We will be distributing over 300,000 seeds to highlight that over 10% of households in this country experience food insecurity. You’ll receive regular email updates, guiding you on how to care for your seeds and plants and produce, which have been carefully selected so that everyone can take part, regardless of the size of their growing space. We hope that this will encourage lots of new growers and if you have excess produce you can donate to Eastbourne Foodbank or your local community fridge.
Click on the Sow it Grow it Share it logo to find out more, sign up for growing updates and be part of our campaign.
The Potting Shed remains open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 12 midday. Please be aware, for the comfort and safety of our volunteers, that we are only allowing two customers inside the shop at a time. Face coverings must be worn inside the shop at all times - no exceptions. If you are unable or unwilling to wear a mask, please wait outside and we will collect your shopping and bring it to you. Where possible, card payment is preferred.
If you feel uncomfortable visiting the shop during regular opening hours, please contact the office. We can gather your shopping, send an invoice, and arrange a suitable time for a no-contact collection.
Although the office is open Tuesday to Saturday 9-12, we would ask that you contact us either by phone, e-mail or post. If you feel you must visit the office, please wear a mask and abide by social distancing guidelines. If we already have a visitor, please wait outside until asked to come in.
This is for your safety as well as ours.
Do not visit your allotment if you have Covid-19 symptoms or if you, or any member of your household, have been told to isolate
Observe social distancing with other tenants. Keep a minimum of two metres apart
Do not share tools
Do not wash hands in shared water tanks
Wash hands or use hand sanitiser after using the gate or any communal facilities
AVIAN INFLUENZA - RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE
From Monday 29th November 2021 it is a legal requirement for all poultry and domestic fowl to be keep inside or undercover and to follow strict biosecurity measures in order to limit the spread of and eradicate the disease.
Poultry keepers must now do the following:
House or net all poultry to keep them separate from wild birds.
Cleanse and disinfect clothing, footwear, and equipment before and after contact with poultry – if practical, use disposable protective clothing.
Reduce the movement of people or equipment to and from areas where poultry are kept to minimise contamination and use effective vermin control.
Thoroughly cleanse and disinfect housing on a continuous basis.
Keep fresh disinfectant at the right concentration at poultry housing entry and exit points.
Minimise direct and indirect contact between poultry and wild birds, including making sure all feed and water is not accessible to wild birds.
For up to date information, please click on link below