Allotments

Covid-19 Update

Our allotments remain open and are operating as normal.


Our allotment sites

We run 11 allotment sites across our district.

There are over 300 individual allotments in these sites.

The average size for one of our allotment plots is 126 square metres.

You can find out where our allotments are by looking at our list of sites.

Apply for an allotment

We do not have any allotments available and all of our allotments have waiting lists. 

The waiting time for an allotment is between one and two years.

You can join the waiting list by filling in an allotment application form.

Once a plot becomes available, we will email you to let you know.

We limit plots to one per household due to the high demand for an allotment.

We do not clear out an allotment before you use it, so you must view the site before accepting the plot.

You can contact us to take yourself off the waiting list.

Allotment pricing

We charge £0.44p per square metre for an allotment.

An average-sized plot is 126m, so this means an allotment costs around £54.39 per year.

We review our prices each year on 1 April.

We send invoices on a yearly basis every August. These include any price increases for the year. 

You can pay invoices using our online payments system.

Each allotment site has at least two taps. We do not charge for using water.

Allotment rules

Our rules for having an allotment are in the Tenancy Agreement. We give this to you at the start of the tenancy.

Structures and sheds

You need to email us if you want to build a structure or shed on your plot.

Your email needs to include details about your plot and the size and purpose of your structure.

We will send you an email telling you if we have approved your request.

Bonfires

You can have bonfires on your plot but you must follow these rules:

  • the bonfire must not encroach onto other plots
  • you must be respectful to neighbouring properties and gardens
  • you must not leave the bonfire unattended
  • you must extinguish the bonfire if asked to do so

Inspections

We inspect the allotments twice a year to check you are following the rules.

We will send out letters and warnings if your plot is untidy or overgrown.

If you do not improve your plot, we will give you a 30-day notice to remove your items before we offer the polt to someone else.

 

Customer Services

Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,
Braintree,
Essex,
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 552525