The Parish Council administers three allotment sites. A traditional allotment garden is 250 sq.m. (10 rods or poles) which was the area deemed necessary to grow enough produce to feed a family for a year. Over the years, as allotment gardening became more of a leisure activity, rather than a necessity, plots have been made smaller to enable more families to participate in this enjoyable activity. The size of the plots available on our sites now vary from 65 sq.m to 287 sq.m.
The three allotment sites administered by the Parish Council are at Cherry Orton Road, Gostwick and Wyman Way.
Cherry Orton Road and Gostwick are enclosed sites. These are only accessible via main entrance gates, which are secured by a combination lock and the combination is only given to allotment holders and is changed regularly.
Cherry Orton Road
There are 34 plots. The site has water and a parking area.
There are 37 plots. The site has water and a parking area.
There are 10 plots. This is the oldest of our allotment sites situated on part of an area of Common land called ‘ which is unfenced however does have water.
For information about the availability of allotment plots please contact the allotments manager – who is:
Tel: 01733 346483
Much information about allotment gardening is given on the website of the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners – HERE