Allotments

vegetables growing on an allotment

We provide allotments for local people to grow their own fruit, vegetables and flowers. Allotments also provide a special, quiet haven for relaxation. Our allotments are intended primarily for use by people who live in Stoke-on-Trent. The only restriction on tenancy is that plot holders must be 18 years of age or older.

Our allotments service looks after 3,420 plots on 76 sites across the city. We have a few vacancies available. To get an allotment applications form please follow this link.

Site Management

Some of our allotment sites are now self-managed. This means that they are leased to Allotment Associations who then set their own rents and take care of their own administration. Other sites remain under our direct management. Most of these sites have Site Secretaries who help out on a voluntary basis. They provide advice and guidance to tenants and contact us with any matters arising on site.

Modern Use

We want our allotments to be used by people from all sections of the community. As well as the traditional growing or fruit, vegetables and flowers, many people now use a small part of thier allotment as gardens with lawns, ponds and patio areas. We have helped a number of community groups to convert overgrown plots into community and wildlife gardens.

Rent

Allotment rents vary according to whether the site is self-managed or council run. Most sites have a waiting list but a few plots are available. There is a small discount for anyone over the age of 65 (from April 2011).

To apply for your over 65's discount follow this link or download and fill in the form below and send it to the Allotments Team. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this form. You can get a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader from www.adobe.com.

Allotments provide a wonderful opportunity to grow your own food and flowers, to get fit and to socialise with like-minded people. Many allotment associations run annual produce competitions. If you are interested in renting a plot please contact us to find the closest site to you.

Report a problem on one of our allotments

Tel: 01782 234234 or e-mail allotments@stoke.gov.uk.

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