Interested in leasing an allotment?

allotment photoAshford Borough Council (ABC) currently have several vacant plots at Musgrove Farm, Musgrove New and Christchurch Road Allotments. If you would be interested in taking on a plot at either of these sites please contact Eileen Law of ABC on 01233 330528 as soon as possible as these plots will be let on a first come first served basis.

As part of ABC’s approach to healthy living they have a number of allotment sites, with over 400 plots throughout Ashford, that residents find very popular. Plot sizes are approximately 125 sq m (around 5 perch) and currently cost in the region of 22p per sq m (£5.50 per perch or £27.50 per year per 5 perch plot). The exact cost of a plot is determined by its size. ABC offer a concessionary rate of 50% off for the first 5 Perch and full price thereafter to residents claiming certain types of benefit and for those residents in receipt of state pensions. All our allotment sites have water points.

Allotment rent is now payable in advance and will be invoiced every September. When you take over an allotment you will be required to pay a key deposit of £25. If you terminate your tenancy before the end of that financial year there will be no refund of rent paid.

To help allotment holders gain the most from their plot, the Ashford Allotment Society runs a Trading Store from their Westrees site, which offers a wide range of products at discounted prices.

Download the rules of the Ashford Allotment Society [pdf] 77KB.

Read a plot holders’ guide publication (from the Department for Communities and Local Government).

To discuss matters relating to allotments please email, alternatively telephone the allotment officer on 01233 330528.

For more details read Ashford Borough Council’s Allotments page

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