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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.


The current cost of a 5-pole (125sqm) plot is £59 a year. 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.

If you have received an invoice for your allotment, you can pay this using our online payment service.

How to apply

Find your nearest allotment

Most sites now have plots available.  It is best to go and view the allocated plot as they are 'sold as seen'.

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If you would like further information please contact us on 01462 474000 or email

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

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

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