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 the important information below:

Please note in particular some key rules:

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.


  • No bonfires before 6pm
  • 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 are only permitted on the lanes for loading or unloading.

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

Powered Machinery
The use of all powered equipment on members’ plots is permitted between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. (or dusk, whichever is the earlier) seven days a week.

9 thoughts on “Rules, Cultivation, and Constitution

  • 21st April 2019 at 1:25 pm

    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?

    • 28th April 2019 at 4:29 pm

      Yes! You can bring things on site to compost, but not to burn please.

  • 26th May 2020 at 8:02 pm

    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

    • 26th July 2020 at 10:48 am

      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.

  • 8th October 2020 at 5:50 pm

    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.

  • 20th November 2020 at 1:24 pm

    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.
    Plot 97

  • 12th February 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Hi all. There are two petrol strimmers one petrol mower and two hand mowers at the front of plot 62. They are gently propped up against the manure pile. All in need or repair and tlc . Please take any of them if you want! Best regards Tim

  • 26th February 2021 at 11:25 pm

    26 February, hasn’t rained for a week, grass roads seem pretty firm. I assume we can now use our own judgement and bring vehicles in for collection / delivery….?

  • 1st March 2021 at 2:39 pm

    NOT YET! Please continue to respect the VEHICLE BAN. The committee is reviewing the conditions regularly, and will update the membership as soon as there is any change.


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