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North Hertfordshire District Council manages 13 allotment sites in the urban areas of Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock. Only residents in the North Herts District can apply for a plot.

Prices

The current cost of a 5-pole (125sqm) plot is £59 per annum. Half-price concessions are available if you are over 60 years of age, unemployed, receiving disability benefit or income support or are a full-time student over 18 years of age.

How to apply

Most sites now have waiting lists. Applicants can only be added to one waiting list at a time so take a look at the details for each site before making your final choice.

Find your nearest allotment

When a plot becomes available, the person on the top of the waiting list is allocated the plot. It is best to go and view the allocated plot as they are 'sold as seen'.

Where do I start? (3.5 MB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

If you would like to apply to go on a waiting list or would like further information please contact us on 01462 474000 or email service@north-herts.gov.uk

Subsidised Compost Bins

The Hertfordshire WasteAware Partnership provide home compost bins to Hertfordshire residents at subsidised prices. Further information

Other allotments

Royston also has allotment sites which are located in Green Street. These are owned by Royston Town Council, who can be contacted on 01763 245484 or visit their website at www.roystontowncouncil.gov.uk

A number of parish councils run their own allotment sites in the rural district - please contact your relevant Parish Council for availability.

Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation (LGCHF) run allotment sites in Letchworth which can be found in Lytton Avenue, South View, Saffron Hill, Bedford Road and Common View. These are generally only let to residents of Letchworth. Contact LGCHF on tel: 01462 476007 for more details.

The allotment site in Gaping Lane, Hitchin is owned by Herts County Council. Details of availability can be obtained from Smith, Lambert & Hamden on tel. 01727 896219.

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General Information

A Guide to the Benefits of Allotments (29 KB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Allotments Action Plan 2010-14 (1.63 MB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Simple Steps to Help Prevent Crime on Allotments

Useful Links

Landshare is a website which connects growers with landowners and vice versa. Visit the website to register your land or see what is available in your local area.

'Allotments: A Plot Holders Guide' can be downloaded from Communities and Local Government  This guide is for anyone who rents, or is thnking of renting, an allotment plot. It outlines things you need to know and gives a list of contacts who can answer more detailed questions.

Allotments UK - This website offers help and advice to get the most from your allotment.

Garden Organic This website offers information on growing your own organic produce. Garden Organic is Europe's largest organic membership organisation and is dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food.