Allotments

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

Fort Road (off Clun Road)

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

Howard Road (off Linden Road)

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

Trinidad

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

Worthing 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.

 

Kingley Gate

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

Allotment Renewals 2020

The annual rent for your plot(s) is due and payments should be received by Friday 11 December 2020.

Unpaid plots will be repossessed on 4 January 2021. Reminders will not be sent.

Renewal Invoices will be sent by email where we have an email address, therefore please add admin@littlehampton-tc.gov.uk to your email contacts list to avoid our emails going into your SPAM/JUNK folder. If you have changed your email address at any point please let us know immediately.

What to do next

You will be able to conduct your allotment renewal process on our website. Simply follow this link and follow the easy steps.

If you wish to terminate your plot rental please click here.

Wishing you all the best for a successful growing season.

Yours sincerely

Peter Herbert

Town Clerk

Would you like to receive regular updates about our allotment sites ranging from news on regular maintenance activities and the development of new sites to plot renewals? Sign up for our Allotments email newsletter now.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

NOTICE TO ALL USERS – OPERATION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL’S ALLOTMENTS

Please see below updated government guidance that relate to the use of allotments.

HANDS: FACE: SPACE and no more than 6 people to gather in a group

IMPORTANT – The advice below needs to be read in conjunction with any Regional Guidance introduced by the government that further restricts activity in local areas.

Protect yourself and your family

COVID-19 – The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. Some droplets are too heavy to hang in the air and they quickly fall and contaminate floors and surfaces. Other smaller airborne particles can remain in the air for some time. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of a person who has COVID-19 – hence the 2m social distancing requirement, or by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands.

Can I still work my allotment during the Covid19 lockdown?

Yes, allotments are a great way of both getting exercise and obtaining food during this crisis.

Can I visit the allotment with my family and friends?

22 September 2020 Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Meeting with others safely (social distancing)

  • Meet in groups of 6 or less – this is a legal requirement and police will have the powers to enforce these legal limits, including to issue fines (fixed penalty notices) of £200, doubling for further breaches up to a maximum of £6,400.
  • Follow social distancing rules when you meet up.
  • Limit how many different people you see socially over a short period of time.

How can I ensure my family’s and everyone else’s safety at the plot?

  • Do not attend the plot if you have coronavirus symptoms or a family member is self-isolating – this includes people who need to isolate after returning from holidays abroad.
  • Take a flask of hot water, soap and paper towels to the plot with you (cold water will work too).
  • Use hand sanitiser before entering the site and opening any gate locks.
  • Use hand sanitiser after closing the lock.
  • Wash hands when you get home.
  • Observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2 metres.
  • If you take your children to the plot, ensure that they stay within its confines and do not run around on communal paths and spaces.
  • If any pets are taken to the plot they must be kept under control and not leave the confines of your plot area. Please ensure any fouling is dealt with appropriately.
  • Do not share tools.
  • Do not wash your hands in water troughs.

I am self-isolating and cannot go to the allotment and worried about losing my plot, what should I do?

If you are self-isolating please inform us via email or by phone 01903 732063.

If we are aware you are self-isolating and unable to manage your plot we will not end a tenancy agreement with you.

Do allotment sites have a QR code (NHS track and Trace)?

Yes, all our sites have QR codes at the entrance to the sites.

You can read useful information by visiting the following websites:

Government advice about the Coronavirus – updated on a regular basis

NHS information and advice

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do – Updated 22 September 2020

Meeting with others safely – Updated 9 September 2020

 

For all enquiries please contact the Town Council via email ltc@littlehampton-tc.gov.uk

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 

Plot Size 2020
Price Per Rod is £7.25
2021
Price Per Rod is £7.40
2022 
Price Per Rod is £7.59
Small Size Plot
(62.5M= 2.5 Rod)
£18.13 £18.50 £18.98
Medium Size Plot
(125M= 5 Rod)
£36.25 £37.00 £37.95
Large Size Plot
(250M= 10 Rod)
£72.50 £74.00 £75.90


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 £5 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 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 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. Their comments and suggestions are then taken to the Community Resources Committee for approval.