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Arun Parish

Allotments - Grow Your Own

Renting an allotment is an inexpensive way of ensuring you have a healthier and greener way of life. The Town Council maintains five Allotment Sites in Littlehampton all of which have access to water on site.

Allotment Sites & Availability

Site

Availability

Fort Road (off Clun Road)

Plots available
Howard Road (off Linden Road)

No availability at present, contact us to go on the waiting list. 

Mill Lane

No availability at present, contact us to go on the waiting list.

Trinidad (off Lyminster Road)

No availability at present, contact us to go on the waiting list.

Worthing Road

Plots available

 

How to rent a plot?allotment

If you are interested in renting a plot you can email us or contact us on 01903 732063. Please state which is your preferred site but please note that availability may be limited in which case you can choose to go on a waiting list or you can opt for a plot at a different site.

If you wish to proceed with renting a plot you will be asked to sign a Tenancy Agreement.

How do I qualify?

You must live in the Littlehampton Parish Boundary, not necessarily have Littlehampton in your address. To determine whether or not you are within the boundary check your Council Tax bill to see which Parish/Town Council you pay a proportion to. You should apply for an allotment to the Council that you are part of.

How much does it cost?

Allotment plots are measured out in Rods, with a 10 Rod plot being approximate 250 square metres (1 rod = 25 square metres). The most common sized are 5 or 10 rods.

The cost of renting a plot in 2014 is:

£31.25 Standard small plot (5 rods or 125 square metres)

£62.50 Large plot (10 rods or 250 square metres)

For unusual size plots the cost is worked out at £6.25 per rod or per 25 square metres.

The rent is paid on an annual basis, normally due in December. If you taken on an allotment after January your rent will be charged pro rata.

A deposit of £50 must be paid at the time of signing the Tenancy Agreement along with a £5 deposit for a key.

 

Allotments Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have a bonfire?

Bonfires are only permited with the express permission of Littlehampton Town Council. Please email us or write to us at the address below.

Will there be an inspection?

Yes. The Town Council inspects allotment sites on a monthly basis. The purpose of the inspection is to ensure that all plots are being cultivated, weed-free and kept safe and tidy in general.

If on a visit or after a complaint a plot is found to be untidy and uncultivated we send an 'impovement notice' letter to the tenant. A further inspection is carried out within 4 weeks after the notice period has expired, and if there are no improvements in cultivation a notice of termination will be sent.

Can I erect a structure or a fence?

An individual must be a tenant for 12 weeks before requesting permission to erect a shed or a fence.  Please  obtain written consent from Littlehampton Town Council. Please email us or write to us at the address below.

Change of address

Tenants must notify the Town Council of any changes to their address or status. If a tenant moves outside the boundary of Littlehampton Town Council their tenancy will be terminated.

How do I give notice

There is no notice period observed. However you must inform us as soon as you have decided to give up the plot and you must ensure that it's ready to be cultivated again by a new tenant. Providing everything is in order your deposit will be returned.

How do I make a complaint about a Tenant?

If you have a complaint to make about the condition of a plot or the behaviour of one of the tenants please contact us immediately on 01903 732063.

How to report an incident?

All our allotments are part of the Allotments Watch Scheme which aims to increase security and prevention of allotment related crime.

It is the Town Council’s policy to report all crimes and incidents of vandalism and anti-social behaviour. Should you witness any incidents please report them in the first instance to the Police on 101 (999 if an emergency) who will issue a Crime Number. The Town Council should be made aware of any reports to the Police and the crime number as soon as possible.

Our address

Littlehampton Town Council, the Manor House, Church Street, Littlehampton, BN17 5EW.

The Allotments Working Group
The Working Group, comprising of four Councillors and representatives of the Littlehampton Allotment and Leisure Gardens Association, (LALGA), meet five times a year to discuss ideas for improving the sites. Their comments and suggestions are then taken to the Community Resources Committee for approval. Read more... 

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