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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 2018 are per rod and as follows:-

Residents              £5.75

Senior Citizens & Personal Independent Payment (PIP) Recipients  £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 ( 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 which offers useful advice and fellowship. They also have a Facebook page

The Best Kept Plot Competition 2017 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 Colin Woodward from these.

Nominations                         Plot numbers                   Best Kept Plot

Barrells Down Road:                 6a & 14a                                6a    

Cricketfield Lane:                      1b & 4c                                   4c   

Elm Road                                    2                                              42       

Firs:                                              3 a & 19                                 19

Hallingbury Road East:            38 & 41                                   38  

 Hallingbury Road West:          29 & 32b                                32b    

Haymeads Lane:                       17 & 66a                                 17    

London Road:                            4                                               4    

Thornbera Road:                      10c & 13b                                10c

Ward Crescent :                        244 & 251                                244

The Mayor judged plot 6a Barrels Down 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 2018.