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A Brief History & Site Guide Facilities & the cost of a plot

North Bournemouth Allotment Society Limited

Cornelia Road, Wallisdown, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 4FG

North Bournemouth Allotment Society Limited

North Bournemouth Allotments Society, or NBAS as we call it, is a community of approximately three hundred and fifty Members and Co-workers.   Our Membership comprises people of very diverse ages and backgrounds (and our age ranges are getting younger).   We hold regular Social Events throughout the year, with the Site Coffee Shop provides an excellent venue for a leisurely chat over a cup of coffee on a day to day basis.  

There have been allotments here for over 90 years, a recent site upgrade by the Council has provided us with excellent new facilities including a café, meeting room, toilets and shop which we keep well stocked. We have a small number of plots suitable for people with disabilities.

The site, which is leased by the Society from Bournemouth Council, has about 255 plots, mainly made up of Half Plots (up to 75 sq m) and Full Plots (up to 150 sq m).   Plot rents at the moments are £19 for a half & £36.00 for a full plot for the year. Plot Rents include water charges, insurance and membership of the NSALG.

We have a concrete road structure with 5 designated cark parks.  Water is supplied throughout the site to water storage tanks, members may fill their watering cans from these tanks.   We strongly encourage Members to use Water Butts to collect water from shed or Greenhouse roofs.

North Bournemouth Allotment Society Limited was registered as a Mutual Society in 1936 and a Committee has fully managed the site on behalf of its Members since then.      The Society registration was updated under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies in 2014 following a change in legislation on Mutual Societies.  NBAS is committed to operate for the mutual benefit of its Members with any financial surplus made being used to increase financial reserves against future costs or to improve the facilities and amenities available to our Members.

We have an active Management Committee who manage the site on a day-to-day basis and organise our events and shows.   The Committee also administers the Rules and Bye-laws and conducts the day to day business of the Society.  The Society sets its own plot rents and is responsible for plot letting and tenancy terminations. Our Site Managers help to maintain a high level of cultivation, appearance of the plots and general tidiness throughout the site, by a monthly system of inspection.   They also regularly provide hints and advice on cultivation.

All tenant shareholders have an equal say at a General Meeting in running of the Society, subject to the ever increasing rules and regulations that we obliged to following in order to comply with U.K. and E.U. Law.  Any Member may ask for a matter to be discussed by the Committee.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO ON OUR WAITING LIST FOR A PLOT CLICK ON THE APPLYING FOR A PLOT TAB IN THE NAVIGATION BAR AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION - IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO MANAGE A PLOT BUT WOULD LIKE TO SAVE MONEY ON COMPOST, SEEDS, FERTILISERS & GARDENING SUPPLIES YOU CAN STILL USE OUR SITE SHOP BY BECOMING AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY, THE COST IS ONLY £2 PER YEAR.

  APPLY ON SITE ANY SATURDAY OR SUNDAY MORNING BETWEEN 10.00 AND 11.45 am.