Plot inspections – have now resumed.
The Martin Way allotments are located in Raynes Park on two sites either side of Martin Way, close to the Bushey Road junction - see location map. We are one of 18 allotment sites in the London Borough of Merton and one of only 5 that are self-managed (although MAGA are waiting to sign the formal agreement with LBM). We have over 250 plots spread across our two sites, the east side and the west side, covering an area of over 4.5 hectares (11 acres). All plots are currently let.
Wish to apply for a plot? The waiting list is now open again - apply. Please note there are no vacant plots at present.
Latest Newsletter can be found - here
NEW GATE KEYS - Please remember to bring your new gate key with as you won't be able to get in or out of the allotments without it!
There are a number of important modifications to our normal practices and procedures as a result of the COVID pandemic
Communications - if you are self-isolating, shielding or cannot come to your plot for any reason, please inform the Committee so that we can make allowances for your situation and get in touch if need arises.
Communal Water Points – using taps and water troughs could potentially spread the disease, so please ensure you follow good practice around hygiene and social distancing.
Guests/Visitors - no unauthorised people are allowed onto the plots for the duration of this emergency. If you wish to bring someone to assist with work on your plot please email: email@example.com
Shop facilities - the shop re-opened on Saturday 17th March and will open on following Saturdays. Equipment loans are still suspended as we are unable to guarantee sanitising them properly.
Toilet - the toilet is now OPEN! Please take care, wash your hands and use sanitiser often!
Plot inspections – have now resumed.
Working Party - working parties are currently suspended.
AGM - we were unable to hold our AGM when scheduled and has been further rescheduled for Sunday 12th September, restrictions permitting (note change of date from the 5th!). Committee meetings are being held online and the committee remains dedicated to the safe operation of the site during these times.
Flytipping – will not be tolerated and we ask plot holders not to bring any waste from home to place on either the green waste or wood/scrap piles. Please report any suspicious activity to the committee immediately, whereupon we will review CCTV footage and contact the authorities if necessary. Please keep the gates closed at all times to deter non-plot holders/fly-tippers from entering the site.
Government advice CLICK HERE
NHS information and advice CLICK HERE
NSALG allotment-specific advice CLICK HERE
We are a very active de facto self-managed site with a relatively short waiting list; currently we nearly have all plots let. We have a shop which is open at weekends during the growing season from February to October (Sundays only during July and August), along with an adjacent accessible toilet.
We have regular events, including a plant sale in spring, a produce show at the end of summer and a pumpkinfest at the end of October. We expect plot holders to assist with site working parties during the year as any members of a small community would do to help each other.
If you would like to come and see us, please come to one of our social events and introduce yourself, come into the shop during opening hours or email us using 'get in touch'. If you would like to take up a plot and you are resident in Merton please read the Apply for a Plot page, taking note of the commitment in having an allotment!
One of our plot holders has been writing a blog about his plot since 2012 - read here