Welcome to BEAS
Shop winter closure
The shop is now closed for the winter and will re-open on the last Sunday in January
Thank you to all who attended the BEAS
Annual General Meeting
on Wednesday 5th December
Some interesting points were raised by the floor and a full report is to follow in the next newsletter.
We did it again!
BEAS has been awarded Bournemouth's
'Best Allotment Site Award 2018'
It was great to pick up the cup again - for the 3rd year- and one of our plot holders, Paul Duffy, won best overall plot so that was a great accolade for our site and our society.
Thank you and well done to all for helping to make our site a great place to be.
Bournemouth East Allotment Society have two adjacent sites that are divided into a total 104 plots.
Many of the plots are also sub-divided into 'half' and 'mini' plots.
New applicants will be offered a half or mini plot in the first instance.
These are often more readily available and easier to manage for first-timers who wish to start the rewarding hobby of allotment keeping.
We also have six 'wheelchair friendly' accessible raised beds.
There is a waiting list. If you fill in an application form you will be put on the waiting list for the next available plot. You will be invited to a new members meeting when you get near the top of the list and are likely to be ofered a plot soon. At this meeting you can find out all about becoming an alotmenteer.
It can sometimes take up to 2 or even 3 years to get to the top of the waiting list, depending on what type of plot you are waiting for. In reality though the wait is often much shorter.
New tenants pay a non-returnable one-off joining fee of £20.00. After that there is an annual rent of £21.50 for a half plot, £13.25 for a mini plot, £5.00 for a wheelchair accessible raised bed, plus a membership fee for all tenants of £3.00 per annum and National Allotment Society (NAS) affiliation fee of £3.00 per annum. Applicants joining the waiting list for an allotment might also like to consider becoming an Associate Member. This costs just £5.00 per annum and gives you use of the shop on site and in addition you will receive copies of the members' newsletter, keeping you up to date with the Society's news.
Tenants may have one key each for a returnable deposit of £10.00 per key. The key also gives access to the two unisex toilet facilities on the larger main site. One of the toilets is fully wheelchair accessible.
We have our own shop situated on the larger of the two adjacent allotment sites. The shop is open to all members. You can browse the SHOP section of our website for details.
How To Join
Getting an allotment & becoming a member.
There is always a great deal going on for BEAS members to get involved with. Whether it's work in local schools, the annual Open Morning, community activities or helping out in the Shop. You don't have to be an allotment holder to be a member. You can register as an 'Associate Member' for a small annual fee and enjoy all the benefits and discounts the allotment shop has to offer.
ALLOTMENT APPLICATION FORM
If you wish to apply for an allotment, visit the APPLICATION FORMS page of our website, download a form and return it to the Secretary. Application forms are also available from the Allotment Shop on the main site during opening hours.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER APPLICATION
If you wish to become an Associate Member please call into the Allotment Shop on the main site during opening hours and ask at the counter.