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 for 2022

The annual rent for your plot(s) is due and payments should be received by Friday 17 December 2021.

Unpaid plots will be repossessed on 4 January 2022Reminders 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. PLEASE DO NOT PAY UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR INVOICE.

What to do next

You will be able to conduct your allotment renewal process following the instructions stated on your letter or email. If you wish to update any personal details please follow this link and follow the form. 

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

Whether you keep just a few birds or thousands, from 29 November 2021 onwards you will be legally required to keep your birds indoors, or take appropriate steps to keep them separate from wild birds. This is the best way to protect your birds from this highly infectious disease.

 

Poultry and captive bird keepers are advised to be vigilant for any signs of disease in their birds and any wild birds, and seek prompt advice from their vet if they have any concerns. They can help prevent avian flu by maintaining good biosecurity on their premises, including:

 

  • housing or netting all poultry and captive birds
  • cleansing and disinfecting clothing, footwear, equipment and vehicles before and after contact with poultry and captive birds – if practical, use disposable protective clothing
  • reducing the movement of people, vehicles or equipment to and from areas where poultry and captive birds are kept, to minimise contamination from manure, slurry and other products, and using effective vermin control
  • thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting housing at the end of a production cycle
  • keeping fresh disinfectant at the right concentration at all points where people should use it, such as farm entrances and before entering poultry and captive bird housing or enclosures
  • minimising direct and indirect contact between poultry and captive birds and wild birds, including making sure all feed and water is not accessible to wild birds.

 

Avian flu is a disease which mainly affects birds but in very rare cases it can spread to people and other mammals. People are urged to not touch or pick up any dead or sick birds that they find. They should be reported to the Defra helpline on 03459 335577

For further guidance please see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu

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

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 2022 
Price Per Rod is £7.59
2023 
Price Per Rod is £7.78
Small Size Plot
(62.5M= 2.5 Rod)
£18.98 £19.45
Medium Size Plot
(125M= 5 Rod)
£37.95 £38.90
Large Size Plot
(250M= 10 Rod)
£75.90 £77.80

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 £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 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.