The Mersea Allotments are on East Road, West Mersea.
PLOT SIZES AND PRICES
We have 80 plots on a 4.5 acre fully fenced field.
Full plots measure 24 x 10 metres and cost £100 a year.
Half plots measure 12 x 10 metres and cost £55 a year.
Quarter plots measure 6 x 10 metres and cost £30 a year.
RENT AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Rents are due to WMTC on 1st January each year. This includes rent for the plot, water, car parking and mowing of the common parts by the Council. Pathways between the plots must be maintained by the plot holders. Click here for a map of the site.
Although the allotment field is rented from the Council its administration is the responsibility of MIALGA. Therefore to rent a plot or work on one, all involved are required to be members of MIALGA. This costs £5 a year, due in October, and includes membership of the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) to which MIALGA is affiliated. This membership also includes third party liability insurance.
Day to day management of MIALGA is through the MIALGA Committee which meets every quarter. The Committee consists of the following:
Chairman: Jeremy Dumas
Vice Chairman: Beverley Perkins
Secretary: Di Saville
Treasurer: Emma Gamble
Site Manager: David Curry
Membership Sec: Lizzie Dumas
Events: Charlotte Banks
Fund Raiser: Hettie Lewis
Plant Advice: Rob Baxter
Website: Graham O’Brien
It is still early days and the whole site is gradually being set up. Future plans include a communal shed, landscaping the common parts, provision of manure and mulch bays, relocation of entrance gates and improving the roadways.
WAITING LIST AND HOW TO GET A PLOT