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Coronavirus - Important notice to allotment holders (18 May 2020)

NOTICE TO ALL USERS - OPERATION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL’S ALLOTMENTS

Please see below updated government guidance that relate to the use of allotments.

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

· stay at home as much as possible

· limit contact with other people

· keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)

· wash your hands regularly

Government Guidance in relation to spending time outdoors specifies: -

1) You can meet one other person from a different household outdoors - following social distancing guidelines

2) You can exercise outdoors as often as you wish - following social distancing guidelines

3) You can continue to utilise allotments and if you require assistance this must only be with members of your household, or one other person while staying 2 metres apart

4) At all times on the allotments, you should continue to observe social distancing guidelines, including ensuring you are 2 metres away from anyone outside your household.

As before, you cannot:

Gather in a group of more than two (excluding members of your own household), except for a few specific exceptions set out in law (for work, funerals, house moves, supporting the vulnerable, in emergencies and to fulfil legal obligations)

If you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home - this is critical to staying safe and saving lives.

We would like to reiterate: -

Bonfires and incinerators are NOT permitted on any Littlehampton Town Council allotment site. If you have previously received permission this is now rescinded. Anyone found to be burning waste will be issued with an immediate tenancy termination. Green waste should either be composted or taken to the local Household Waste Recycling Site.

The burning or storing of materials – such as plastics, tyres, carpet, cardboard, MDF, laminated wood – is strictly prohibited and will lead to immediate termination and referral for prosecution. Tenants must use the local Household Waste Recycling Site for disposal of all such items.

Allotments must be maintained in a good state of cultivation (minimum 75% in cultivation) and fertility throughout the year. An area that is annually cleared of weeds yet remains uncropped or un-planted during any one year will be considered as non-cultivated and a notice of termination will be issued.

If you have any mitigating circumstances that do not allow you to comply with the above tenancy conditions, please contact the Community Resources Officer. This will be considered on a case by case basis.

For all enquiries please contact the Town Council via email ltc@littlehampton-tc.gov.uk