Sunday 21 July

Due to maintenance, the facility to pay online and our online application forms where we take a payment will be unavailable for two hours from 4:30am to 6:30am. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Why have an allotment?

There are many reasons why people still rent allotments, including the opportunity to:

  • Have fresh and local produce
  • Grow organically
  • Know if chemicals are being used
  • Encourage more active lifestyles
  • Help with the weekly finances
  • Meet other like-minded people
  • Help children to learn about the environment
  • Reduce transportation of food products

And, of course, the great taste of homegrown fruit and vegetables.

There are many websites explaining the history of allotments, how and when they first started and how they have changed over the years. Typing in just the word 'allotment' into a search engine will give you lots of links which will also offer recipes, shops, books and even information on chicken keeping.

For guidance on how to deal with problems, such as club root, visit the Royal Horticultural Society (

Last updated: ‎13/02/2024 14:28