Skelton & Brotton Parish Council

01287 348008

How to apply for an allotment

The Council has allotments at three sites, Spring Gardens and Cemetery Field in Skelton and Brotton Park at Brotton. An allotment approximately 1/8th of an acre costs £25 per annum to rent.


There is a waiting list for allotments - to apply for an allotment please contact the Parish Council Office for an application form.

Allotments COVID-19

Please note: The Parish Council is following guidance from Central Government, and at the present time there is no directive to close Allotment Sites,

 

Therefore, Skelton and Brotton Parish Council Allotments remain open to Tenants.

 

However the Parish Council would like to remind tenants to observe the Government Guidelines regarding social distancing.

 

There is also some good advice from the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners.

 

Please see following links:

 

https://www.gov.uk/…/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-ever…

 

https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/

Avian Influenza 2018

How to Keep Your Birds Safe from Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

 

DEFRA have announced that the Avian Flu prevention zone has been declared across the whole of the UK. This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures. The prevention zone means bird keepers across the country must:

 

Ensure the areas where birds are kept are unattractive to wild birds, for example by netting ponds, and by removing wild bird food sources;

Feed and water your birds in enclosed areas to discourage wild birds;

Minimise movement in and out of bird enclosures;

Clean and disinfect footwear and keep areas where birds live clean and tidy;

Reduce any existing contamination by cleansing and disinfecting concrete areas, and fencing off wet or boggy areas.

 

Keepers with more than 500 birds will also be required to take some extra biosecurity measures including restricting access to non-essential people, changing clothing and footwear before entering bird enclosures and cleaning and disinfecting vehicles.

 

If you have any questions or concerns then please contact Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council on 01642 774774.

 

Declaration of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone Poster

 

How to Keep Your Chickens, Ducks and Geese Safe - Poster

 

DEFRA Poster - How to Keep Your Birds Safe from Avian Influenza - this is advice for keepers of backyard flocks