The Council manages over 600 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 2021 & 2022 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 (only if no other form of payment can be made during Covid-19 restritions), 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 3GJ

Please be aware that there are waiting lists at 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. .

We have recently introduced the possibility to keep bees and hens subject to appropriate rules.  
Please contact the Allotments Administrator Lesley Howell ( 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.

Bishop's Stortford Garden and Allotment Association BSAGA

Many of our allotment holders are members of the Bishop's Stortford Allotments And Gardens Assiociation ( which offers useful advice and fellowship.
Membership costs just £3.00 per year & the allotment shop can be found at Ward Crescent Allotment site CM23 3GJ on a Sunday morning January, October & November 10.00am to 11.00am
February - September 10.00am - 12.00am. Please see their website for a comprehensive & competative range of products.

The Best Kept Plot Competition 2021

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 Keith Warenell in August.

Nominations and results for 2020 were as follows:

Nominations                         Plot numbers                   Best Kept Plot

Barrells Down Road:                   1 & 12b                            1                 
Cricketfield Lane:                        1b & 14b                          14b                         
Elm Road                                     1a & 3a                             1a                                      
Firs:                                              2a & 3                               2a                                                      
Hallingbury Road East:               26 & 45                            45                        
Hallingbury Road West:              29 & 44b                          29                                  
Haymeads Lane:                        24 & 36b                            24                        
London Road:                             2 & 4                                 4              
Thornbera Road:                       12b & 16a                        16a                               
Ward Crescent :                        227a  & 251                      251                                 

The site winners will receive the 1st 5 rods of their holdings free of charge for 2021,
and the overall winner will also receive a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine. In
addition the BSAGA will give a year's Free membership to their Association to the site
winners and the overall winner will also be able to choose a bag of compost of their choice.

Well done to everyone in this most difficult of years. I am pleased to annouce that the overall winner
was judged to be plot 1 Barrels Down Road. Congratulations, bottle of red wine and a bag of compost are on their way to this plotholder!

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