Allotment locations

There are over 2000 plots on 24 allotment sites in the borough.

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About the plots

The majority of the plots measure approximately 125 square metres, although there are a few smaller plots provided on some of the sites.

All the sites are fitted with communal water taps and generally they are within easy reach of most plots. We do not provide sheds, but sometimes new tenants may be able to negotiate to take over a shed owned by the outgoing tenant.

Renting an allotment does not require any experience or knowledge. They are open to everyone. There are experienced gardeners on most sites who will be happy to support new plot holders. There is also a large range of books available on the subject.

Terms and conditions

Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions(pdf, 796KB) and the Allotment Tenancy Agreement (MS Word, 174KB).

Changes to terms and conditions - March 2017

Following a review of the Council's Allotment Policy the Council has made the following amendments regarding the use of bonfires.

The revision outlined below comes into effect from 31 March 2017.

Between 1 October and 31 March, bonfires are only permitted Monday to Friday during daylight hours. In addition to this, bonfires are permitted on the first Saturday of every month during the hours of 9am and 1pm.

Bonfires can only be used under the following conditions:

  • Only for burning plant matter that cannot be composted (no other materials to be burnt).
  • Nuisance must not be caused to nearby tenants, residents, and road or rail users.
  • Fires must not be left unattended.
  • Suitable means must be at hand to control and extinguish the fire at any time.
  • Fires must be extinguished before leaving site.
  • Any fire must be extinguished immediately upon request of a council officer.

Any plot holder contravening these conditions will be dealt with via the termination policy.

Updated: 14 September 2017