tenancy began spring 2013
agreement does not provide termination without explanation or notice
plot was not cultivated because of Achilles tendinitis, but greenhouses were used/written explanation was given to association on why plot not cultivated when requested/no response was received except terse termination without explanation
the tenancy does not allow termination without explanation or notice
I surmise it was done because I did not cultivate plot for 2013 season. Did not cultivate because of Achilles tendinitis injury. Did however grow veg in two greenhouses on plot. Injury was explained to association when they inquired, and they said they would offer assistance. No help was forthcoming and no response received other than terse statement that tenancy was terminated.
Tenancy began spring 2013
it is a condition of the tenancy that the plot be cultivated. however, the allotment association constitution states that "If the plot remains consistently neglected without the reason being specified in writing to the committee" termination can take place. Written explanation was provided and no reply was received except the termination notice. In a prior notice to myself it was stated that "if you have a reason for none [sic] compliance please inform a committee member and we will see if we can offer some assistance or advice. As I have previously said. a written explanation was sent and the only response was "unfortunately we have to terminate your tenure"....please return keys.
Under "Expulsion" terms in allotment constitution it states that if "allotment holder infringes any rule or regulation....allotment holder has the opportunity to appeal to a meeting of a special management committee comprising at least six members." this was not afforded me.
by the by, the terminology "consistently neglected" is vague and non specific. there are plots that have been uncultivated for several seasons without the tenants being terminated. in my case it was one season and a medical reason was provided. also note, during the 2013 season I was never given any notice or warning about the plot not being cultivated which might lead to termination. certainly, in my view, one season of non cultivation does not comprise "consistently neglected" especially since weeds were contained, vegetables grown in greenhouses and attendance at monthly allotment meetings attests to my on going interest and commitment even to the extent of having two other plot holders water my greenhouse plants while I was on holiday.