Allotment DocumentsImportant information for plot holders.
Are you considering placing a shed or greenhouse on your allotment? We provide here full details of our policies, as well as an application form.
Download and print out the PDF, then complete and send your application to:
Anna Allen, 4 Grange Park, Steeple Aston, Bicester, OX25 4SR
For full information, please download our bonfire policy (PDF – opens in new window).
Download the most recent Tenancy Agreement (in PDF format).
All allotment holders are required to follow the terms and conditions set out in the Agreement. Please sign and return, along with your annual rent in cash or by cheque payable to ‘Steeple Aston Church Allotment Association’, to SACAA’s Treasurer, Penny Cummins, at 2 Bradshaw Close, Steeple Aston, Bicester, OX25 4SA.
SACAA operates two honey bee hives at the allotments. Please review the steps we taken to mitigate any nuisance that may be caused by the SACAA apiary.
We have an apiary with 2 hives at the allotments. From May to the end of July, honey bees swarm to increase the number of colonies. During swarming, bees are usually quite docile. However, they may settle and cause an inconvenience. There is help available in Steeple Aston to remove swarms.
Please view our Bee Swarm Notice here, including contact numbers.
SACAA can make it’s powerful petrol strimmer and safety equipment available to plot holders. All equipment must be used at the allotments only, and training on correct, safe use of the equipment is required upfront. If you are interested in receiving training, please contact Stuart Walton.
Download the risk assessment (pdf format) for use of the strimmer.
Two months into our Pilot Bee project, there has no reports of nuisance caused by our bee colony. However, during weekly hive inspections and when we take off honey, it is likely there there will more bee activity. Also, we are beginning to see more wasps around.
If you are worried about being stung – whether by bees or wasps – then why not use a bee veil while you are working your allotment?
Find two veils in the little shed immediately right of the car park.
Please put the veils back after use for the next person.