Avian Bird Flu Information
Mandatory housing measures for poultry and captive birds were lifted on Monday 2 May 2022.
11 July 2022
For details of the cases and the measures that apply in the disease control zones in England, see the avian influenza: cases and disease control zones in England guidance. You can also find out about licences for movements from disease control zones in force.
The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone remains in force across Great Britain until further notice, with only the housing measures component being lifted. This means, while birds are allowed to range outside, if you keep birds (whether you have pet birds, a commercial farm or a backyard flock) you must continue to take effective and precautionary biosecurity measures until further notice. See our Declaration of Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (England) and our biosecurity guidance for further details of the measures you all bird keepers must continue to take to protect their birds from avian influenza.
While the risk levels have reduced infection may still be present in the environment. See our guidance on the proactive steps you should take before letting your birds can be let outside again. Following these steps will help to reduce the risk to your birds.
This will not apply to areas in a Protection zone or a Captive Bird Monitoring (Controlled) Zone, where you must continue to house your poultry and other captive birds. Guidance: prepare for when your birds can be let outside
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Frequently Asked Questions
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 an Allotment Tenancy Agreement
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.
Allotment plots are measured out in Rods, with 1 Rod being approximately 25 square metres. The most common sized plots are 5 or 10 rods however we do have plots smaller than 5 rods as well.
Yearly Rental Charges from 1st January
Price Per Rod is £7.59
Price Per Rod is £7.78
|Small Size Plot
(62.5M2 = 2.5 Rod)
|Medium Size Plot
(125M2 = 5 Rod)
|Large Size Plot
(250M2 = 10 Rod)
We send renewal invoices by email where we have an email address in November. Please do not pay until you receive your invoice.
The rent is paid on an annual basis, normally due in December. If you have 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 £10 deposit for a key.
Please also read the Bee Keeping Policy
Bonfires are not permitted on any of the Littlehampton Town Council allotment sites.
Yes. The Town Council inspects allotment sites regularly. 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 'improvement 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.
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.
There is no formal 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.
*If a plot will incur costs in excess of £50 you will be charged for these additional costs.
You can inform us via a paper form available from our reception or by using our online plot termination form.
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.
We aim to keep all allotment sites safe and secure.
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.
Allotments Working Group
The Allotments Working Group, comprising of Councillors and representatives of the Littlehampton Allotment and Leisure Gardens Association, (LALGA), meet three times a year to discuss ideas for improving the sites, you can see their agendas and minutes on the Allotments Working Group page. Their comments and suggestions are then taken to the Community Resources Committee for approval.