Welcome to BEAS
What a great turnout!
We had a full house at our Coffee Morning to formally open and celebrate our new community area in the Big Green Shed.
Thank you to everyone who came along and contributed to our Water Aid fundraising...we raised £190!
..and thank you to the helpers and cake bakers.
Click on the image to read more about the changes to the shop
3 items are currently reduced:
Pop in and take a look during the usual opening hours.
Did you know that we are writing an allotment cookbook?
We are looking for tried and tested recipes using produce from our plots. see article in the latest newsletter for more details
If you have a recipe that you would like to contribute please click the link below to send an email to our cookbook editor
Please remember to clean out water tanks before the water is turned back on.
We did it again!
BEAS has been awarded Bournemouth's
'Best Allotment Site Award 2018'
Thank you and well done to all for helping to make our site a great place to be.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.
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.