Allotments

COVID19 INFORMATION - New plot allocations have been temporarily suspended. If you have put your name down for an allotment please be patient, allocations will resume as soon as possible. Plot inspections have also been suspended, if you are not able to tend to your plot please stay at home and stay safe

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
  • the majority are fully-occupied and vacant plots are quickly snapped up
  • tenants are expected to maintain their plots to a good standard
  • to add your name to the waiting list for one or more 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

  • tenancies cost £10.50 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

Size of plots

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

Allotment Water Guidance Factsheet
Download (23KB)
Allotment Garden Fires Factsheet
Download (85KB)
Allotment Tenancy Agreement October 2012
Download (339KB)

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 us may have their own arrangements in place. Please check with the governing association.

Doncaster Council managed allotments

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
   

Doncaster Council self managed allotments

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 owned and/or managed by various town and parish councils.

For queries relating to any of these allotment sites you should contact a town/parish council.

 

Last updated: 14 April 2020 12:35:36