Welcome to the East Ward Allotment Association. EWAA is a membership association for plotholders of the East Ward allotments. We are a voluntary-run organisation. The site is leased from Oxford City Council.

If you are interested in having a plot, please email our Membership Secretary: membership@ewaa.org.uk.

For members, please see below for important information.

Please note in particular some key rules:

Footpaths
Each plot shall have a footpath along one side of the 24 inches (60cm) in width for the use of adjacent plotholders only. It shall be maintained by members who use it.

Bonfires

  • No bonfires before 6pm or dusk if earlier
  • No bonfires on Sundays or public holidays
  • Only dry material to be burnt along with dried diseased plant material
  • No bringing rubbish onto the site for burning

Please be considerate when burning, neighbours are greatly affected by smoke.

Vehicle Access
Motor vehicles must not be parked on roadways except for loading or unloading.

Water Tanks
Water tanks shall be left full after use and shall not be used for cleaning of produce, boots, or tools.

Powered Machinery
The use of all powered equipment on members’ plots shall be restricted to the hours of 9am-8pm (or dusk, whichever is the earlier) seven days a week.

For the full rules please see
EWAA Rules

6 thoughts on “EWAA rules & information

  • 21st April 2019 at 1:25 pm
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    I see it says no rubbish to be brought into sight to be burned! Does that include personal garden waste eg. Old trees, cuttings etc?

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    • 28th April 2019 at 4:29 pm
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      Yes! You can bring things on site to compost, but not to burn please.

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  • 26th May 2020 at 8:02 pm
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    Are all members aware of the No Hosepipes rule? Might be worth giving a reminder – or we may well face an astronomical water bill this dry summer….. Stewart

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    • 26th July 2020 at 10:48 am
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      Just to be aware, I found the toilet tap on twice yesterday: the first time between 9 and 9.30. I asked the only people who were on my road if any of them had been down there and they said not. I didn’t see anyone else on the middle road that early so, unless it someone on the Howard St road had been there, the tap could well have been running from the previous day. Not sure what else we can do when there is reminder right above the sink.

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  • 8th October 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    Please be aware that I found both my shed and polytunnel doors wide open at lunchtime today (8/10) and some things thrown around as if someone was searching for something. The plot next to mine had its shed door on the ground and another plot holder said his shed was open also and things thrown around.
    Don’t leave anything valuable in your shed if you can avoid it. This time I still have my fork and spade so the searchers might have been looking for strimmers and mowers. or other power tools.
    Please also remember that the rule about not going on someone’s plot without an express invitation applies to the side paths as well. These are for the use of the adjacent plot holders and are not general thoroughfares.

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  • 20th November 2020 at 1:24 pm
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    It is also worth remembering that most shed thefts run in the form of a recce and then they come back and carry out the theft. In this case it sounds like a specific look for specific things. Thieves don’t like making noise or spending time on a problem. If you have ‘D’ handles on your tools it might be worth using a ‘D’ padlock for a bike to chain them all together or to something heavy like a mower! Also if you have a wooden shed, especially in the winter months, stick a bit of wood across the door and screw it up. I also suggest that the Committee invest in some remote wildlife cams. They are inexpensive, can be covertly placed and produce good evidence if used correctly. Remember to mark your tools. Plot number and post code.
    George
    Plot 97

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