All Bonfires are now banned on all allotment sites

until further notice, following instruction from

the local Fire Authority.

A big thank you to tenant Christine who raised £100 for the ITU at Eastbourne hospital selling her plants in the shop this weekend.

Covid 19 Emergency Measures

It is vitally important that you follow all the advice about social distancing and hygiene in the points below and not gather together on site.

Any plot-holder who is self isolating because a household member is ill with corona-virus should not be visiting the site.

It is essential that no un-authorised people are allowed onto the plots for the duration of this emergency, if you do wish to bring someone to assist with work on the plot, please ensure that that this is notified either to Secretary or Site Manager.  Careful consideration should be given to introducing anyone over 70, those with underlying illness or pregnant women.

We are living through a crisis, the likes of which none of us has experienced before, not since war time has the community spirit that exists on allotment sites been more important.  Please remember to look out for one another during these very difficult times.

Members should take the following precautionary measures :

  • Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly

  • Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks

  • Observe “Social Distancing” with each other, stay 2-3 metres apart, at all times

  • 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 share tools

  • DO NOT gather together for a chat even if you are 2 metres apart CLICK HERE for guidance

  • DO NOT wash your hands in water troughs

  • Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes

  • We recommend that all communal facilities are closed

  • Check site notice boards regularly & comply with any updates

  • Click here for guidance if you do need to clean an area that has been visited by an infected person.

  • If you have livestock on the site and must visit  twice a day, take a photograph on your phone of your livestock, based on what is happening in other countries you may  eventually have to print off a government form to leave the house but if challenged it would be good to be able to show a photograph of where you are going.

  • Plan ahead to ensure that you have food and medication delivered to you during this time

  • Stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible

  • Gates must be kept locked shut at all times

  • Dogs must kept on a lead and not allowed to roam

  • If you display any symptoms of coronavirus stay at home and self-isolate for at least 14 days or until symptoms have passed.

 

It is important that any plot-holders over 70 years and those with underlying health issues follow the guidance and information issued by the government.

We must all consider vulnerable families, friends and fellow plot-holders and give assistance where needed.

Government advice about the Coronavirus is updated on a regular basis at this link.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Ticks and Lyme Disease

Please be aware that ticks can live in long grass on allotment sites.  Ticks can carry Lyme disease which can be transmitted to humans and animals.  The NHS website has further information on the signs, symptoms and treatment.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lyme-disease/

Welcome to

Eastbourne Allotments & Garden Society

 

EAGS manages 1,178 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 2020/21 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.

EAGS Office - Gorringe Road Eastbourne BN22 8XL eastbourne.allotments@gmail.com 01323 430970