The site of the allotments was previously a sheep field known as the Patch and was farmed by Tony King. The site, which extends to three and a half hectares, is accessed via a main gate in Newport Road, Woughton-on-the-Green for cars and pedestrians, and a pedestrian gate set in the opposite (Western) boundary.
On site, 221 plots are laid out as at the beginning of 2016, plot sizes vary from 2 poles to 9 poles (1 pole being 25.3 sq. metres), tenancies run from October 1st to September 30th. The Patch is designated a class “A” allotment site having both water and a toilet. The toilet facility is of the compostable variety requiring treated sawdust rather than water. A mains water supply is piped round the site to ball-cock controlled troughs.
A group of tenants form the Patch Allotment Association (PAA) and they have the use of a 20 foot shipping container as a shop.
In 2018 a devolved management agreement was signed between the Patch Allotments Association (PAA) and OWPC which devolved the day to day management of the Patch Allotments to the PAA. Under this agreement PAA manage the Patch on behalf of OWPC and in return all tenant rents are available to the PAA to maintain and improve the site for the benefit of all tenants.
The PAA now have their own website here. This is the best way to find out what is going on at the Patch!
If you would like to have an allotment, then please contact us directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, address and other contact details. Plot allocations are prioritised according to the waiting list policy.