The Council manages over 480 allotment plots on 10 sites
The allotment rental year runs from January - December.
Plots of 2.5 rods (7m x 7m) and 5 square rods (10m x 12m) are available for rent.
Prices are as follows:
Fees for 2020 are per rod and as follows:
Residents - £5.90
Senior Citizens & Personal Independent Payment (PIP) Recipients - £2.95 (1st 10 rods only)
Non–Residents - £11.60 (including Senior Citizens)
New Tenant Administration Set Up Fee - £28.00
There is a Key Charge of £7.60 at some sites
Fees for 2021 are per rod and as follows:
Residents - £6.00
Senior Citizens & Personal Independent Payment (PIP) Recipients - £3.00 (1st 10 rods only)
Non–Residents - £12.00 (including Senior Citizens)
New Tenant Administration Set Up Fee - £28.50
There is a Key Charge of £8.00 at some sites
Fees can be paid by cash, cheque (made payable to BSTC) or by internet and phone banking (details on request). We regret we are unable to accept debit / credit cards.
The Locations of the Allotment Sites are:
Barrells Down Road, CM23 2SU
Cricketfield Lane, CM23 5PD
Elm Road, CM23 2TD
The Firs, CM23 3QL
Hallingbury Road East, CM22 7QJ
Hallingbury Road West, CM22 7QJ
Haymeads Lane, CM23 5JJ
London Road, CM23 3DR
Thornbera Road, CM23 3QS
Ward Crescent, CM23 3QX
Please be aware that there is a waiting list at some sites but you can download the Application form for an Allotment and view the Tenancy Agreement which will be completed by the administrator on allocation of a plot.
Plots are available NOW at many of the sites.
We have recently introduced the possibility to keep bees and hens subject to appropriate rules.
Please contact the Allotments Administrator Lesley Howell (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 01279 712148 for further information.
Allotment office hours are 8.00am - 12.00pm Tuesday ,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but please leave a message on the voice mail at any time and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
The Best Kept Plot Competition 2020
Taking photos of the 2 best kept plots on each will be done by the site agents during June and July.
The best on site and the best kept plot overall will be chosen by the Mayor.
Nominations and results for 2019 are as follows:
Nominations Plot numbers Best Kept Plot
Barrells Down Road: 6a & 16a 6a
Cricketfield Lane: 12a & 14b 14b
Elm Road 2 2
Firs: 1 & 23 23
Hallingbury Road East: 8b & 41 8b
Hallingbury Road West: 29 & 44b 29
Haymeads Lane: 11a & 15 15
London Road: 2 & 4 2
Thornbera Road: 9b & 15c 15c
Ward Crescent : 219c & 253a 219c
The site winners will receive the 1st 5 rods of their holdings free of chargefor 2020,
and the overall winner was plot 6a Barrells Down Road who will also receive a
box of chocolates or a bottle of wine.
Congratulations to all!
Bishop's Stortford Garden and Allotment Association
Many of our allotment holders are members of the Bishop's Stortford Allotments And Gardens Assiociation (www.bsaga.btck.co.uk) which offers useful advice and fellowship.
They also have a Facebook page www.facebook.com/bishopsstortfordallotmentsandgardensasociation