If 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 please contact the relevant parish council or allotment group by phone or email using the details provided below.
Please be aware that there is generally a waiting list for 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 are now under self management and all enquiries for allotment availability and updates on what's new on the site use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Walkers Flats Allotments located off George Street is also now under self management and all enquiries should be directed to email@example.com
Telephone enquiries for both sites can be made by contacting Whitwick Parish Council on 01530 459527
The district council manage this allotment site on behalf of the parish council. Please make enquiries for this site by contacting the district council by email firstname.lastname@example.org ot telephone 01530 454652
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/
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/
Last updated: Mon 13 November, 2017 @ 15:13