Avian Bird Flu Information
11 April 2023
Mandatory housing measures for poultry and captive birds, which were introduced across England and Wales to help stop the spread of bird flu, will be lifted from 00:01 on Tuesday 18 April 2023, the Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed following a latest assessment of the risk level.
The threat of avian influenza (‘bird flu’) to poultry and other captive birds continues and the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) remain in force across England.
For more information visit www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu or www.gov.uk/government/news/bird-keepers-must-maintain-scrupulous-biosecurity-standards-as-housing-measures-set-to-be-lifted
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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
|Small Size Plot (62.5M2 = 2.5 Rod)||£19.45||£21.40|
|Medium Size Plot (125M2 = 5 Rod)||£38.90||£42.80|
|Large Size Plot (250M2 = 10 Rod)||£77.80||£85.60|
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.
An individual must be a tenant for 12 weeks before requesting permission to erect a shed, greenhouse, polytunnel, raised beds or a fence. Please obtain written consent from Littlehampton Town Council – email us or write to us.
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.