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 2017 are per rod and as follows:-
Senior Citizens & Disability Living Allowance £2.85 (1st 10 rods only)
Non–Residents £11.50 (inc Sen Citizens)
New Tenant Admin Set Up Fee £25.00
There is a key charge of £7.50 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 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 Lesley Howell (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 01279 712148 for further information.
Allotment office hours are 09.00am - 14.00pm 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.
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
The Best Kept Plot Competition 2016 Results
Please see below the nominations from the site agents of each site and the overall best kept plot on site chosen by the Mayor Keith Warnell from these.
Nominations Plot numbers Best Kept Plot
Barrells Down Road: 1 & 12b 12b
Cricketfield Lane: 6b & 12b 12b
Elm Road 4 4
Firs: 21a & 41 41
Hallingbury Road East: 6b & 19a 6b
Hallingbury Road West: 32b & 84 84
Haymeads Lane: 17 & 50c 50c
London Road: 2 2
Thornbera Road: 16a & 23a 16a
Ward Crescent : 232 & 235 235
The Mayor judged plot 16a Thornbera Road as the Best Kept Plot overall. Congratulations !! The winner will received a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates of her choice. Winners of the sites will have the 1st 5 rods of their holding free of charge for 2017.