First of all a big thank you to those of you who have made such generous contributions to Burydell Lane Allotments to help us with the considerable costs that we face both now and in the future following the repeated flooding last year and this year. These costs include extensive repair to the communal hut which was badly damaged and needs re-flooring.

Following lengthy discussions with the Council, they have confirmed that they do not consider any further work to be necessary at the moment due to the remedial works now completed by Affinity Water upstream. The committee supports this decision. They will however be monitoring the situation. The Council as you will be aware have supported us by waiving plot rentals for this year.

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to plot holders who have undertaken a considerable amount of work to improve the drainage on the site, in addition to Ross Parker, our neighbour who runs the small holding. Two plot holders in particular have gone above and beyond – Winston Bothwell and Peter Walsh. 

If you have not already paid the Annual Site Maintenance fee of £5 for this year, we look forward to receiving them!  Please make an on-line payment for a minimum of £5 to our treasurer Chris Feakes  chrisfeakes99@gmail.com. Details should include your name and plot number. In the event of being unable to access on-line banking money can be put through Barbara Vernon’s door in an envelope (with your name and plot number) 2 Mill Cottages (immediately before the allotments).

Bank details for the Allotments. sort code 30-99-21, account 03555408

AGM – The AGM will be held from 11.00am to 12.00 noon on Sunday June 27th and this will be followed by a celebration, probably in the form of a brunch assuming that national Covid regulations allow. Further details will follow. 
Annual Quiz – We will have our annual quiz – postponed from last year – on 9th October at the Village Hall, so please put this in your diary. Further details will follow.
Chippings – The committee is looking at how to get a regular source of chippings, as our previous supplier no longer does it. If you have any useful contacts, please let me know. In the meantime, it is better that individuals don’t take this task on themselves, so that we can ensure the best possible quality!

You should have received an email either from us or the Council with a letter about the allotments. If you have not, please let kim.scrivener@gmail.com know. Please click on the link for the letter.

Letter to plotholders from St Albans District Council 12 February 2021

Please see here for an update on the current flooding situation.

Flooding update

See here for an update on what’s been going on to resolve the flooding situation.


Flooding update

See here for more information about the flooding situation, including links to Affinity Water’s report and an interesting report by Winston Bothwell, one of our plotholders.

The main Floods 2020 page has also been updated.

Flooding news!


Flooding update

Please see Flooding update 2 October 2020 on the outcomes of a meeting with the Council and other organisations on 1 October.

See below for a link to a report of this morning’s meeting on site. Great to see so many people turn out!




Dear all

Some of you have been asking for more information about what is happening about the floods. I have put together a webpage below which you should find interesting and hopefully bring you up to date. This is a fast-moving situation, so apologies for lack of detailed information thus far.


Please also come to the site on Sunday 6 September 11am for a further update, socially distanced of course. This will not be our usual Sunday coffee, but a chance for you to hear about where we are with the floods.

Here is a link to the Herts Advertiser piece about the flood. We will update you further as things progress.