Colchester Avenue Allotments Association

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Colchester Avenue Allotments Association

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Colchester Avenue Allotments Association runs a site situated in Penylan, Cardiff
it is a self regulated association under Cardiff County Council.

Colchester Avenue Allotments

The Colchester Avenue Allotments is located in the Penylan ward in Cardiff. It serves a large area of East Cardiff including Plasnewedd, Penylan, Llanederyn and Pentwyn. It is the second largest allotment site in Cardiff with 6.6 hectares [16 acres] divided into some 250 plots. The Colchester Avenue Allotments Association (CAAA) runs the Colchester Avenue Allotments site under a self management agreement with the landlord, Cardiff City Council.

Colchester Avenue Allotments

Our site is south facing with soil which has been worked as allotments for over 80 years. It is secured by fences all round our perimeter. We have a shop which is usually open around midday when the weather is fine. The shop sells organic and chemical fertilisers, composts, runner bean poles and seed potatoes & onion sets in season. We have equipment for loan: a heavy duty strimmer & loppers for keeping grass and brambles under control; and a rotovator. Safety gear is provided as is the fuel.

The Association holds an annual General Meeting which elects a committee which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the site. Plotholders are encouraged to help out with the monthly work parties.

Plot Secretary
Roger Williams Plot 59
Telephone: 029 20492934

In recent years, we have been able to obtain grants to:
- form a new vehicle entrance to replace the one which was proving.
too narrow for delivery vehicles.
- re-surface the most corroded roadways on our site.
- provide a site toilet - the first composting toilet on a Cardiff Council site.
- increase the number of water points.
- clear derelict plots for letting.

In future years, we plan to complete the resurfacing of the roadways; complete the clearing of overgrown plots and continue to expand the number of water points.


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