Having an allotment is a healthy productive hobby that can improve your general health and lower your stress levels. Growing your own fruit and vegetables means you get really fresh, tasty seasonal produce. Growing your own also means you are doing your bit for the environment - helping to reduce food miles and pollution from the transport and packaging of shop-bought food.
There is no denying that the initial effort that may be required to achieve the necessary standard of cultivation on an allotment plot can appear to be quite demanding, however, once achieved, the rewards of growing your own produce far outweigh the efforts put in.
If you are interested in renting an allotment please make contact through our Contact Us page. We currently have a high demand for allotments and there is a waiting list, which is operated on a first come, first served basis. We can put you on the waiting list and we will contact you as soon we have plots available. Due to the high demand, plots are currently only available to Felpham Parish residents. If you live outside the Parish boundary you may wish to contact your local Parish Council who may be able to help you to apply for an allotment in your area.
The sizes of plots on the site are a whole plot (10 rods), half a plot and a quarter of a plot. A 10 rod plot is approx. 300 sq. yards or 250 sq. m. Many new allotmenteers start with a smaller plot and graduate to a larger one as they become more experienced gardeners.
The annual rental costs are:
1 plot - £48
1/2 plot - £24
1/4 plot - £12
An additional £5 deposit is payable upon uptake.
These are subject to a small increase in September. Plot rents are paid annually and are due on September 29th (Michaelmas, one of the quarter days when farmers traditionally paid their rents).