Allotments

allotmentSilloth Town Council’s allotments are situated at the top of Eden Street, adjacent to Skiddaw Street.

Allotment gardens are extremely popular and there is often a lengthy waiting list. Nevertheless there is a fairly regular turn over of plots and it is well worth putting your name down. To apply for an allotment please complete the form  below and return it to Silloth Town Council at 5 Burnswark Terrace, Solway Street, Silloth. You will then be added to the waiting list and be contacted again as soon as you reach the top of the list.

Allotment Tenancy Application

When allocated an allotment the new tenant signs a tenancy agreement which contains a number of clauses to ensure that the allotment is well cultivated and that no nuisance is caused to neighbouring plot holders.  A copy of the regulations can be found here.

Tenancy Agreement

The current prices for an allotment varies dependent on the size of the plot. Rents cover the year from November and are reviewed annually.

West to East:

Large plot      £50

Half plot       £27

Qtr Plot        £14

North to South:

Large Plot      £33

Half Plot       £17

Pigeon Lofts    £13

Click here to be taken to a page on the The National Allotment Association website with links to useful documents and websites.

For advice on how to ‘Keep Crime off your allotment’ click here to download a leaflet produced by Cumbria Constabulary.

Allotment gardening is great fun and extremely rewarding, but it is also a lot of hard work; so if you don’t think you can manage a full sized plot, don’t be put off asking for a smaller one.

To download a copy of the leaflet “Obtaining an allotment and what you can expect” published by The National allotment Society click on the link below:-

http://www.nsalg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/A5_Obtaining_an_allotment_LR.pdf

Being faced with an overgrown plot might seem like an impossible and daunting job, but armed with a plan, the right tools and plenty of elbow grease; you can soon turn a wilderness into a workable piece of land ready for planting.

To download a copy of the leaflet “Clearing an Overgrown plot” published by The National allotment Society click on the link below:-

http://www.nsalg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/A5_Clearing_An_Overgrown_Plot_LR.pdf

Flooding can destroy years of dedicated work in an allotment or garden; and with scientists predicting that climate change will continue, we should expect to experience more frequent flooding in the future.

To download a copy of the leaflet “Flooding on the allotment and in the garden” published by The National allotment Society click on the link below:-

http://www.nsalg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/A5_Flooding_on_the_allotment_LR.pdf

With such a large army of creatures at your disposal capable of controlling a wide range of pests it makes sense to encourage and sustain their presence on the allotment. With some careful thought and planning this can be achieved
with very little effort.

To download a copy of the leaflet “What can your plot do for Wildlife” published by The National allotment Society click on the link below:-

What can your plot do for Wildlife?

Under the 1950 Allotment Act, the keeping of hens and rabbits is permitted on allotments and viewed as an allotment holder’s right, so long as they are for the tenants own use and not for business or profit. However please do check your tenancy agreement first, as in some circumstances your landlord may have included a clause relating to the keeping of animals.

To download a copy of the leaflet “Keeping hens and rabbits on allotments” published by The National allotment Society click on the link below:-

Keeping hens and rabbits on allotments

Please contact the Town Council Tel: 016973 31128 or email: townclerk@silloth-on-solway.co.uk to report any damage or graffiti.  Alternatively, complete our Contact Form.