How do I apply for an allotment?
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) guidance
The National Association of Allotment Holders has issued the following advice to tenants:
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- 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.
How to apply for an allotment
You can apply online for an allotment using the button above.
How much an allotment will it cost
Rent for plots in Council management is £8.61 per rod per annum for 25.29 sq metres which equals one Rod in imperial measurement.
An additional charge for water of £1.73 per rod per annum is payable for every 25.29 sq metres which equals one Rod in imperial measurement.
The total annual charge for an average plot of 126 sq metres, or 5 Rods in imperial measurement, with water, is £51.70.