Sandhurst Allotments

 

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

Additional Information:

Website information:

The National Allotment Society: Click Here

Allotment and Gardens: Click Here