Allotment do’s and don'ts


  • Keep the plot cultivated at all times and free from weeds and in a clean and tidy condition
  • Keep rubbish to a minimum
  • Keep paths between your plot and your neighbours in tidy condition
  • Pay your rent on time
  • Keep gates locked on site at all times
  • Keep equipment away from access routes and locked up when not in use
  • Contact the allotment officer if you wish to change address, site or vacate your plot
  • Get involved in the allotment forum or working party if you wish
  • Enjoy your allotment and the produce you grow


  • Erect sheds or other constructions without prior approval
  • Light bonfires unless during allotted times
  • Plant trees on allotment sites
  • Use your allotment for business or retail purposes
  • Bring domestic refuse onto allotment sites
  • Leave chemicals in allotment sheds, keep them at home in a safe place