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Blyth Town Council are introducing new Governance arrangements which will take effect from May 10 2018. The Allotment Committee will now become part of the Environment Committee, and any issues with Allotments will be dealt with by said Committee.
Blyth Town Council Allotments
Blyth Town Council has responsibility for 10 allotment sites in Blyth:
To see the boundaries for Bolam Avenue, please click here
To see the boundaries for Twentieth Avenue, please click here
Newsham Side Club (Left) + South View (Right)
To see the boundaries for Newsham Side Club and South View, please click here
To see the boundaries for Beatrice, please click here for Beatrice New Gardens and here for Beatrice Avenue!
To see the boundaries for Tenth Avenue, please click here
To see the boundaries for Delaval Gardens, please click here
To see the boundaries for Laverock Place, please click here
To see the boundaries for Bebside, please click here
To see the boundaries for Wensleydale Terrace, please click here
Bolam Avenue, Twentieth Avenue and South View sites are managed by Blyth Smallholdings and Allotment Association. Newsham Side Club and Beatrice Avenue (old) sites are managed by Newsham and New Delaval Allotment Association.
If you would like to apply for an allotment please complete the Allotment Application Form and return it to the Town Council Office.
NB You must be resident in Blyth to apply for an allotment.
Please click here to view a copy of the Tenancy Agreement.
If you are an allotment tenant and would like to take on a partner, or you already have a partner please complete and return the Partnership Agreement
If you have any queries regarding allotments please contact Dave Clough, General Services Officer, at the Town Council Office.
LANE STABILISATION AT BEATRICE AVENUE AND NEWSHAM SIDE CLUB ALLOTMENT SITES
Early in 2016 a report was produced by the Allotments Officer outlining work that would be required to maintain the allotment sites over the short, medium and long term depending on funding being available. At a special meeting of the Allotments Committee held on Thursday 5 January 2017, the medium term proposals to carry out lane stabilisation at Beatrice Avenue and Newsham Side Club using ecoProactive, the product that had been used on Tenth Avenue site, were considered and agreed.
Click here to find out about more about ecoProactive and here for information from the contractor.
Work on Beatrice Avenue started on Monday 3 April 2017 and was completed on Tuesday 4 April. Click here to view the work carried out.
Work started at Newsham Side Club on Thursday 6 April and was completed on Friday 7 April. Click here to view the work in progress.
Click here to read the Allotment Officer’s notice regarding the Avian Flu. Guidance regarding the Avian Influenza has also been released by the Government, please click here to read it. They have also released an information sheet on how to keep your birds safe, please click here to read it. These notices are posted on all allotment sites that have poultry.
INSTALLATION OF WATER SUPPLIES
In April 2013 application was made to Northumbrian Water for new field supplies at Laverock Place and Delaval Gardens allotment sites. This has been an ongoing project and we are pleased to say that it was completed on 14 March 2014. The allotment holders at Laverock Place and Delaval Gardens now have water! Work at the Wensleydale site installing a new water system, including new taps and meter was also completed in January 2017!
INSTALLATION OF NEW LANES
Work on the new lanes on the Beatrice, Newsham Side Club and Wensleydale sites will begin week commencing 27 March 2017. Both the Side Club and Beatrice sites are expected to be completed before the end of the month and Wensleydale lanes will be completed in April 2017.
BOLAM AVENUE ALLOTMENTS PROJECT
In July 2013 work was completed on the Bolam Avenue Allotments Project to provide 32 new allotments on the site. Click here to read more.
ROTAVATOR FOR USE BY ALLOTMENT TENANTS
Blyth Town Council has purchased a rotavator which is available for use by Allotment Tenants on any of the Council’s allotment sites.
Loan of the rotavator is FREE but you will need to provide the petrol for your use.
Click here for further information.
OASIS WATER PURIFICATION TABLETS
FREE water purification tablets for allotment holders in Blyth.
Available from Blyth Town Council Offices or your local allotment association.
Before the beginning of the growing season pop the required number of tablets into your water butt to clear stagnant water.
Each tablet will treat 20-25 litres of water - 1 Pack (10 tablets) per allotment holder (subject to availability).
Tablets ARE NOT for consumption.
Blyth Town Council accepts no responsibility for the misuse of these tablets. Please read the instructions when using.
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Snail & Slug Control Wildlife friendly control methods - PDF File
Bee decline threatens our food and the countryside - WHAT’S UP WITH OUR HONEY BEES? - PDF file
Attracting bumblebees and making artificial bumblebee nest sites in the garden - PDF File
Hints and tips for attracting butterflies to the garden - PDF file
www.nsalg.org.uk - National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners Limited
www.farmgarden.org.uk - Allotments Regeneration Initiative
www.nwt.org.uk - Northumberland Wildlife Trust
www.allotment.org.uk - General Link’s & Guidance
For more information on Allotments Click Here