Why rent an allotment?
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) guidance
The National Association of Allotment Holders has issued the following advice to tenants:
- Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly.
- Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks
- Observe 'Social Distancing' with each other (2-3 meters).
- Do not share tools
- Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes
- Do not wash your hands in water troughs
- We recommend that all communal facilities are closed.
- Get government guidance if you do need to clean an area that has been visited by an infected person.
- If you have livestock on the site and must visit twice a day, take a photograph on your phone of your livestock. Based on what is happening in other countries you may eventually have to print off a government form to leave the house but if challenged it would be good to be able to show a photograph of where you are going.
- Plan ahead to ensure that you have food and medication delivered to you during this time
- Stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible
- If you display any symptoms of coronavirus stay at home and self-isolate for at least 14 days or until your symptoms have passed.
Why rent an allotment?
An allotment can provide fresh fruit and vegetables, a healthy outdoor life and a place to relax.
Is there a waiting list?
All allotments are fully tenanted but your name can easily be added to the appropriate site waiting list. Most people like to be on the site waiting list nearest to where they live.
Due to the long waiting time for a plot at the Collier Road allotment site, we have had to close the waiting list temporarily. The approximate wait time is 4-5 years. We will review the situation again in June 2020.
How large is a plot?
The plots are measured in rods. One rod is 30.25 square yards. An average size plot is approximately 5 rods (30ft x 46ft or 151.25 square yards).
How many sites are there?
There are fifteen sites in the Borough of Hastings and St Leonards. The Council manages 600 allotment plots spread over thirty acres on thirteen sites. There is one self-managed site and another which is privately run.
View an interactive map of the allotment site locations.
- Lower Cornwallis - Lower Park Road
- Downs Road - Downs Road
- BOS Field - Elphinstone Road
- Collier Road - Collier Road
- Bembrook - Croft Road
- Apps Field - Croft Road
- Lower Torfield - Old London Road
- Fernbank - Old London Road
- Pauls Field - Ashburnham Road
- Lower Clive Vale - Off Harold Road
In St Leonards:
- Harley Shute - Harley Shute Road
- Marina - Tudor Avenue (Self Managed Site)
- Choice - Blackman Avenue
- Tivoli - Mildenhall Drive
- Vale Road/Shornden - Vale Road (Private Site)
- Application Form (.pdf 19Kb)
- Rules (.pdf 84Kb)
- Etiquette (.pdf 26Kb)
- Roles of the Site Secretary (.pdf 25Kb)
- Ten helpful hints for new tenants (.pdf 11Kb)