Covid 19 Emergency Measures

Statements from the West Yorkshire Police and The National Allotment Society.

From the National Allotment Society

March 30th, 2020

UPDATED 30/03/20

The government is presently advising the population to stay at home and practice social distancing, whilst being allowed to take one form of exercise a day. If working your allotment is to carry on being seen as legitimate exercise then it is imperative that plot-holders follow all the guidelines, allotment sites are as risky as anywhere else.

We think that now is the time to consider working your plot in isolation i.e. not with household members and if you can stay away for a few weeks to do so.

It is vitally important that you follow all the advice about social distancing and hygiene in the points below and not gather together on site.

Read more here

From West Yorkshire Police – Leeds North East

People in our communities may be receiving letters like this one. Your local Neighbourhood Policing Teams are working to help stop the spread of Coronavirus by Warning and Informing people about Government guidelines. Please help stop the spread and pay attention to the advice.#StayHomeSaveLives

Read more on their Facebook site click here

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From West Yorkshire Police


Due to government guidelines only essential travel in your vehicle is allowed such as going shopping for food etc. So I would advise to read advice from the government you can view them here –

Kind regards
West Yorkshire police
CCC online mailbox

—–Original Message—–
From: []
Sent: 29 March 2020 14:09
To: CCC Online <>
Subject: don-Webform submission from: Leave an officer a message

Your message:
Dear Sir/Madam,

Please can we have some clarification following the statement/letter issued this morning by yourselves

Our allotment is on Eccup Moor Road, a large number of the members (80) drive to the allotment to work their plots. Our members live in the Alwoodley area. We have no sheds on site and therefore we transport our tools etc by car. Following the statement this morning ‘don’t drive to a location for exercise’, I’ve been asked by my members where we stand, can we drive to the allotment?

I’ve copied all of the Allotment Committee for their information.

Kind regards

Ken Mulley-Smith
Chair of Alwoodley Allotment Society Ltd


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