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Road Works

Work on the allotment roads not tackled last time is starting this Wednesday 21st October and should take around two weeks to complete.

The work is being carried out by the same people who did the roads around the entrance gate. The crowns of the roads will be scooped off, to create a level track, while areas prone to flooding in heavy rain will be filled with limestone chips (‘scalpings’ for the technically inclined). A mini digger and dumper truck will be used.

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RPA Guidance – Use of chemicals on allotments

The RPA guidance on the use of chemical on the allotments is now available on this website.

It can be found in the ‘About us’ section under ‘Regulations’.

Alternatively, click here to read the guidelines. The document opens/downloads as a PDF.


Latest post - Monday 24th August 2020

News about the Centenary book project

Photo shoot 19/20 September

News about the Centenary book project

Progress so far

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Fascinating archive of  The Plotholder now online

Fascinating archive of The Plotholder now online

The newsletter of the Royal Paddocks Allotments was published continuously from 1998 to 2015 and a complete set of archive issues is now available here on this website.

The Plotholder made its first appearance in June 1998 as three sides of plain type with no illustrations…

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RPA Nature Blog

Latest post - Friday 9th October 2020

Dead hedgehog very sad

Dead hedgehog very sad

A very sad discovery of this dead hedgehog lying on someone’s plot this Tuesday. Flora and I were both concerned that the animal looked to be in a healthy bodily condition – we thought it might be the victim of eating slugs that had ingested metaldehyde based slug pellets. But Rose later suggested that the hedgehog might have died after being accidently pierced by a fork while someone was turning a compost heap.

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What to do in October

Late-season apples ready for storage.

What to do in October

What to do in October

What should you be sowing and planting now?

What crops should be ready for harvesting?

What jobs need doing on your plot?

Find out in our month-by-month calendar of what to do and when.

RPA forum for all plotholders

We have set up an online forum so plotholders can continue to chat with each other and exchange news, views, advice, arrange seed and plant swaps, etc.

Click here to read more.

Seed Store cafe welcome sign

Seed Store cafe

Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and delicious homemade cakes.
Open every Sunday:
11am - 12:30pm

Allotment main entrance - unlocked padlock

Waiting list now open

Do you want to put your name down for a plot? Click here to find out how.

Allotment main entrance opening time

Opening and closing times throughout the year can be found here.