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.

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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.

National lock down: Step 3 - not before 17 May

 

HANDS: FACE: SPACE

Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it.

Remember - ‘Hands. Face. Space.’

● hands – wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds

● face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet

● space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)

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?

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

 

Restrictions on meeting

You can meet in a group of up to 30 outdoors. This includes private outdoor spaces, such as gardens, and other outdoor public places and venues that remain open.

 

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

Meeting with others safely – Updated 17 May 2021

 

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

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 

Meeting with others safely – Updated 17 May 2021

COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021 (Summary)

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

 

Avian Influenza: Housing measures lifted

Bird keepers are reminded to prepare the ranges and outdoor areas for release of the birds or when moving to a new outdoor area. This will include cleansing and disinfection of hard surfaces, fencing off ponds or standing water and reintroduction of wild bird deterrents.

In addition, now that birds are allowed out all poultry and captive bird keepers will need to keep taking extra precautions, such as cleaning and disinfecting equipment, clothing and vehicles, limiting access to non-essential people on their sites, and workers changing clothing and footwear before entering bird enclosures.

Public health advice is that the risk to human health from the H5N8 virus strain is low and from the H5N2, H5N5 and H5N1 virus strains is very low. Food standards bodies advise that avian influenza poses a very low food safety risk for UK consumers, and it does not affect the consumption of poultry products including eggs.

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:

  • Fencing off ponds, streams, boggy areas or standing water and draining them where possible

  • Netting or covering ponds

  • Removing any wild bird feed sources

  • Deterring wild birds by regularly walking through the area or by using predator decoys

  • Cleansing and disinfecting concrete or other permeable areas

  • Putting down wood shavings in wet areas

  • Limit the number of people who come onto the site

  • Use disinfectant foot dips when entering and exiting enclosures or houses

Poultry and captive bird keepers and members of the public should continue to report dead wild birds to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77 (option 7), and keepers should report suspicion of disease to APHA on 03000 200 301 and in Wales 0300 3038268.

Poultry keepers should familiarise themselves with the avian flu advice.

 

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 2021
Price Per Rod is £7.40
2022 
Price Per Rod is £7.59
Small Size Plot
(62.5M= 2.5 Rod)
£18.50 £18.98
Medium Size Plot
(125M= 5 Rod)
£37.00 £37.95
Large Size Plot
(250M= 10 Rod)
£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 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.