Allotments

APRIL UPDATE Avian influenza (BIRD FLU) : all restrictions relating to this have been lifted as of 31st March which will be welcome news to bird keepers. Allotments remain open as normal. Remember to follow social distancing and other COVID guidelines at all times, including on the allotments. WAITING LISTS - all of our sites have seen an increase in numbers on the lists during lockdown. We will contact applicants once they reach the top of the list which in most cases is likely to be several years.

Bird Flu Advice -please follow link to govt. website

 

COVID19 - ADVICE FOR STAYING SAFE ON ALLOTMENTS

  • Avoid public transport. Instead walk, run, cycle or drive to the allotment
  • Wash or sanitise your hands after using the allotment gate. 
  • Do not work on the allotment in groups. 
  • No group chats or communal cups of tea in the shed or hut
  • Maintain safe social distancing at all times. Do not make anyone a cup of tea. Do not share tools. 
  • Wash or sanitise your hands thoroughly before and after eating food, and when you get home
  • If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms you must stay at home and observe the quarantine period

  

Apply for an allotment

  • to apply for a council-managed allotment you need to be aged 18 or over
  • all sites now have a large waiting list, you will be contacted when you reach the top of the list
  • tenants are expected to maintain their plots to a good standard
  • to add your name to the waiting list for 1 or 2 sites, fill in the application form below:

Or contact the Allotments Officer:

If you have regular helpers on your site please let us know who they are. This will help in the event of any future tenancy transfer requests.

Fees & Size of Plot

  • tenancies cost £10.52 per 100 square metres and are paid annually in advance
  • rent is due on 1st April each year, tenants wishing to give up their plot must do so in advance of this date
  • a cost reduction of 25 percent is available for those of state pension age
  • where sites have metered water, an additional cost is applied - this cost is not subject to discount
  • plots are measured in square metres and vary in size according to site and availability. Plots can also be split in half by prior arrangement to suit those with less time available

Terminate a tenancy

You can terminate your tenancy at any time by contacting the Allotments Office on 01302 736000/736888 or by email allotments@doncaster.gov.uk or sending a letter to us:

  • address: Allotments Office, Doncaster Council,Vermuyden Centre, Thorne, Doncaster, DN8 4QB

Please note it is your responsibility to notify us if you wish to give up your plot and you must do so before the start of the next billing period which commences each April 1st. Once issued bills are liable for payment and no refunds will be given.

Documents

Livestock

Livestock - chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits and pigeons – can be kept on some sites, but only after written permission has been gained from the Allotments Office.  All livestock has to be kept in accordance with current legislation. 

Dogs and horses are not allowed to be kept on our allotment sites.

Pests and vermin

Tenants are expected to take reasonable precautions to discourage pests such as keeping the plot clean and tidy and preventing access to potential food sources such as animal feed. On council-managed sites, the removal of pests remains our responsibility. If you have problems with mice, rats and other vermin, please notify us as soon as possible so we can address the problem.

Sites not managed by the Council may have their own arrangements in place. Please check with the governing association.

Doncaster Council Direct-Managed sites

Aintree Avenue, Cantley - 1.244ha
Cantley Park Silver Jubilee, Cantley - 1.13ha
Greenfield Lane, Balby - 2.37ha
Hexthorpe Ings - 1.66ha
Bramworth Road, Hexthorpe - 1.21ha
Florence Avenue, Balby - 1.17ha
Broomhill, Denaby - 1.24ha
Northcliffe, Denaby - 3.11ha
Wadworth Street, Denaby - 3.11ha
Sandall Beat, Intake - 2.29ha
Chestnut Avenue, Carcroft - 0.40ha
Tickhill, Bowling Green - 0.20ha
Woodfield Road, Balby - 1.49ha
Lower Castle Farm, Conisbrough - 2.19ha
Carr House, Hyde Park - 5.46ha
Dunscroft Oval - 0.66ha
The Avenue, Bentley - 0.10ha

Self-Managed sites (run by local Allotment Association)

Broomhouse Lane, Balby - 1.11ha
Upper Castle Farm, Conisbrough - 6.47ha
Crimpsall, Hexthorpe - 1.51ha
Neale Road, Wheatley - 4.12ha
New Village, Bentley - 0.80ha
York Street, Rossington - 3.01ha
Watch House Lane, Bentley - 8.22ha
Roman Ridge, Woodlands - 5.01ha
Strawberry Island, Wheatley - 1.04ha
Adwick Road, Mexborough - 7.48ha
Dolcliffe Road, Mexborough - 1.05ha
Herbert Street, Mexborough - 0.86ha
The Park, Woodlands - 1.87ha
Arthur Street, Bentley - 0.52ha
Ansdell Road, Bentley - 0.20ha
Cawdor Street, Bentley - 2.38ha
Pipering Lane, Bentley - 1.57ha
Rostholme, Bentley - 2.69ha
Genoa Street, Mexborough - 0.28ha
York Street, Mexborough - 1.60ha
Park Road, Mexborough - 0.19ha
Snake Lane, Conisbrough - 1.03ha
Grange Highfields - 3.40ha
Pighills, Thorne - 11.7ha
South Street, Thorne - 0.50ha
Locarno Road, Thorne - 0.13ha
Furlong Road, Harlington - 1.07ha

Other Allotment Sites 

There are many other allotment sites  in Doncaster which are owned and/or managed by Town and Parish councils
For queries relating to any of these allotment sites you should contact a town/parish council.

 

Last updated: 12 April 2021 10:50:29