How do I get an allotment?
Please take a look at Our Allotments to see which site you prefer. Some sites are managed directly by the Alliance whereas some are managed by a society. For society-managed sites, if you send us your details on our Contact Us page, we will forward your details onto the relevant secretary who will contact you.
Please note that most sites have a waiting list and vacant plots are offered to people at the top of the list and so on. You can be placed on the waiting list for one site only. If a plot becomes available, you will be contacted to see if you would like to view the plot. If the plot offered is declined, you will be placed back at the bottom of the list.
An allotment requires commitment to maintain it to a reasonable standard. A plot holder’s responsibilities include maintaining and cultivating the allotment and keeping it weed-free as much as possible. You must be aware that the condition of plots varies and some will require a large amount of hard work! This includes clearing weeds, digging over the soil and removing unwanted items. Having an allotment is by no means easy but there are many great benefits such as home-grown produce, regular exercise and helping to improve mental well-being.
If you agree to taking on the plot, you will be issued with a tenancy agreement and an invoice for any fees payable. A key for the gate can be issued once the invoice has been paid. Rental charges are January – December and will be charged on a pro-rata basis. Water charges will also apply if the site has a water supply. By signing the tenancy agreement, you agree to abide by the allotment rules which can be found HERE. As a plot holder you will need to respect your fellow plot holders. Tenants have a duty of care to each other and also to visitors to the allotment site. This includes not removing items from any other plot onsite, whether deemed tenanted or not.