Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) require the current allotment site on Reading Road
for the construction of the North Wokingham Distributor Road. The Borough is providing
the Parish with a new allotment site off Woodward Close. Current allotment holders
have been given notice to vacate their allotments by 5 April 2019. The Borough is
currently in the process of developing the new allotment site.
Further enquiries, including requests to reserve a new allotment when they are ready,
can be addressed to email@example.com or 0118 978 0244.
Update from Wokingham Borough Council on 24 October 2018
“Rather frustratingly there was a one month delay in getting the approved works out
to tender at the beginning of the September, and whilst the tender process is now
underway WBC will not be in a position to appoint a contractor until the end of October.
Providing we receive a suitable bid for the tender then the revised project programme
should allow us to finish construction of the allotments by the end of February 2019.
Once we have appointed a contractor and have a start date we will make sure that
we share the revised programme with the allotment holders through the Parish Council.”
Update from Wokingham Borough Council (posted 29 November 2018)
A contractor has now been appointed to carry out the work of constructing the new
allotment site. Andy Glencross, WBC, answering an enquiry regarding the latest status
of the new allotments:
“I will endeavour to ensure there are no further avoidable delays to the project,
I do appreciate that delays to date are less than ideal. For your information we
now have a programme from our contractor who will be starting on site on the 7th
January and finished by the 28th February. If there is an opportunity to move fruit
trees before this date I will be in touch."
Meeting to update Allotment Holders (posted 7 December 2018)
All current and future allotment holders are invited to a meeting onFriday 11 January
2018 from 19.00 to discuss the new Winnersh allotments, to hear the latest information
and to ask questions about the transfer to the new allotments. The meeting will be
held in the Sindlesham Room at the Winnersh Community Centre.