An allotment is an area of land, leased either from a private or local authority landlord, for the use of growing fruit and vegetables. An allotment is traditionally measured in rods (perches or poles), an old measurement dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. 10 poles is the accepted size of an allotment, the equivalent of 250 square metres or about the size of a doubles tennis court.
If your garden is small or you don't have a garden, renting an allotment gives you ground to grow your own fruit, vegetables and flowers.
The benefits of having an allotment include:
- It’s an affordable source of fresh fruit and vegetables
- It reduces your exposure to pesticides
- It gives you fresh air and healthy exercise
- It helps reduce stress and can give you a sense of achievement
- It’s good for the environment, providing green spaces and wildlife habitats
- You rent an allotment to grow your own fruit and vegetables.
There are some basic things that you can expect from the Sandhurst Allotments:
- Safe and secure access for all users (main paths should be kept clear)
- An accessible water supply (the cost is often included in the rent)
- Adequate security measures against vandalism, like good fences and hedges
Your rights and responsibilities as a Plotholder:
Your rights and responsibilities are set out in a tenancy agreement:
As a plotholder, you will be expected to:
- keep your allotment clean
- maintain it in a good state of cultivation
- keep minor paths clear
- keep children and pets under control
Plotholders are also expected to properly store, use and dispose of any pesticides and fertillisers.
Getting an Allotment:
Sandhurst Allotment plot availability: Please contact the Parish Clerk on 01580 850295 or email Clerk@sandhurstparish.co.uk
Sandhurst Allotment Plan: Please Click Here
Copy of the Allotment Tenancy Agreement: Click Here
The National Allotment Society: Click Here
Allotment and Gardens: Click Here