Huish Episcopi add their allotments into Parish Online

Huish Episcopi add their allotments into Parish Online

Overview

There was a need to associate each allotment in Huish Episcopi with its tenant, its tenancy and its annual income.  When allotment plots were established some years ago, the demand for them grew.  In the last twenty years, the number of plots has grown from four, to thirty six. 

 

Challenge

On takeover, the new Parish Clerk discovered that there was no plan for the allotments at all – yet it was something that her job description required her to administer.  This was done initially on paper, but on handover to her successor, she wanted to make things very much simpler. 

Some of the plots are split into two or three.  It is useful to have an overview of the layout as well as specific numbering for the area, especially when conducting the regular inspection and any communication to tenants required as a result.

 

Solution

We used Parish Online to plot the allotments, and allocate them to their tenants.  Initially, we turned off the OS PSGA layers, and turned on the 12.5cm APGB Aerial photography, which showed the allotments in great detail:

 

We then created a new polygon layer, and simply traced out each allotment on top of the photograph.  This gave us a separate record for each allotment, so that just clicking on one would bring up the tenant details: