Garden plots

Coronavirus update

The waiting list for garden plots is now closed due to high demand. This position with be reviewed on a bi-monthly basis.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our officers have been unable to undertake site inspections which may result in notices not being served on unkempt plots. It is anticipated that a number of plots will appear unused although they are likely tenanted by persons who are shielding. We have taken the decision to temporarily halt inspections to allow a period of grace whereby plot holders have the opportunity to get back on site and bring plots up to the required standard.

Please be aware that this applies only to garden plots. Statutory allotments continue to be managed by the site specific committee in accordance with the agreements currently in place.

Garden plots are areas of council land that has been divided into plots for domestic garden purposes.

There are a number of sites throughout the borough. The annual rent payable varies between £50.00 - £187.50, depending on the size of the plot (the average is £78.00).

There are no facilities such as water or electricity provided.

The majority of sites have waiting lists - if you wish to be placed on a waiting list please provide your name address and contact telephone number and you will be added to the relevant list. If you do not have a site in mind you will be added onto the waiting lists nearest to where you live.

Plots are allocated in chronological order according to the waiting lists kept for each site, although some are let with the properties to which they back onto and may be transferred.

Please contact us to have your name added on to the waiting list.

The length of the waiting list varies from site to site and some sites have a greater turnover than others, therefore we cannot estimate the waiting time.