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Allotments

Allotments for webIf you are looking to take on an allotment garden then North West Leicestershire District Council manage a small number of sites on behalf of Whitwick & Hugglescote parish councils but most sites within the district are either managed directly by your local parish council or allotment associations.

Allotment tenancies are reviewed annually and run from 1 October to 30 September.

Current rental charges are £29 for large plots and £17 for small plots. The average size of a small plot is 100 -150 square metres.

To check for allotment availability on the listed sites please contact the parks office by phone or email.

To apply for an allotment please complete an application form by clicking on the pdf file below and return your completed form to the Council Offices

Application for an Allotment Plot (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

There is a waiting list for managed allotment sites and plots are not always available for immediate lease.

As a source of useful information for both new allotment holders and the more established allotment gardener the Parks Section have produced a basic guide to find out more clink on the link A Guide to Allotment Gardening (PDF Document, 8.33 Mb)

You can find many sources of useful information on allotment gardening via the web, try the links below

  • Mrs Thrift's Blog - successfully managing 4 allotment plots on a site in the heart of Leicester, Mrs Thrift shares hints & tips, month by month vegetable gardening information and recipes - www.notjustgreenfingers.wordpress.com

Growing your own food is great fun for all the family and can help you cut waste and save money. It's so satisfying picking food fresh from your garden or window box when you need it and creating tasty meals. Find out more:

How to find our allotments

Thornborough Road Allotments, Whitwick

St Marys Avenue Allotments, Hugglescote

Walkers Flats Allotments, Whitwick

Allotments around the district

Ashby Woulds Allotment Society is an independent organisation that has allotments located in Moira. For more information please visit their Facebook page or contact the Secretery Mr Robert Salt by telephone on 01283 214784 or 07966 864048

For more information on allotment sites and to apply for an allotment on a site in your parish area please follow the links to websites as detailed below

Belton Parish Council belton.leicestershireparishcouncils.org/

Breedon on the Hill www.breedonparishcouncil.org.uk/

Castle Donington Parish Council www.cdpc.org.uk/

Diseworth www.lwdpc.org.uk/

Ellistown Parish Council (Mildland Road allotments) www.ellistown.org.uk/

Heather Parish Council www.heatherparishcouncil.org.uk/

Kegworth Parish Council (sites at School Alley, Side Ley and Station Road) www.kegworthparishcouncil.co.uk/

Measham Parish Council (Bosworth Road) www.meashamparish.co.uk/

Packington Parish Council www.packingtonpc.org.uk/

Swannington Parish Council (sites at Deepdale and Station Hill) www.swanningtonparishcouncil.org.uk/

Swepstone Parish Council swepstone.leicestershireparishcouncils.org/

Worthington Parish Council http://worthington.leicestershireparishcouncils.org/

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