Coronavirus update for allotment holders
Ashford Borough Council sent out letters out to all allotment owners in April providing advice and guidance that was relevant at that time. View a copy of allotment Coronavirus advice letter sent to allotment owners [pdf] 155KB. Some of this guidance remains the same with the exception that more than one person can now attend a plot and there is no time restriction on the amount of time that can be spent on the allotment.
Find out the latest updates regarding allotments in the borough on our service disruption page.
Request an allotment
If you would like to register for an allotment you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a resident of the Ashford borough
- Not already have an allotment tenancy yourself with Ashford Borough Council
- No other person in your household already has an allotment tenancy with Ashford Borough Council (only one plot per household)
- Dedicate time every week to attend and maintain your plot
If you meet the criteria above please complete the application form below. This will register your interest and add you to the waiting list. As plots become available those that have reached the top of the waiting list for their chosen sites will be contacted and offered a plot.
Ashford Borough Council own 14 sites throughout the borough with over 450 plots.
Plots are measured in perches which is an old measurement – one perch is the equivalent of 25m². Our plots vary in size with the majority being approximately 5 perches.
All our allotments have access to mains water but we do encourage people to harvest their own rain water using water butts for use on their plots.
The rental is £7.20 per perch per year (for example, a 5 perch plot would cost £36 per year). The exact cost of a plot is determined by its size and this will be advised at the time an offer is made.
A 50% discount is awarded for up to a maximum of 5 perches to tenants in receipt of a means tested benefit or receiving their state pension. Any tenant that has more than 5 perches will be charged for these at the full rental rate.
Invoices for the annual rent are sent out in October. If you become a tenant mid-way through the year you will be charged a pro-rata amount of rent from the point of signing up until 31st September.
View Allotment Terms And Conditions [pdf] 4.38MB for further information.
We work closely with the Ashford Allotment Society and when you sign your allotment agreement you will become a member. Details on this can be found in our allotment terms and conditions or you can visit the Ashford Allotment Society website for more information or to view a copy of the Ashford Allotment Society Constitution.
The Ashford Allotment Society holds regular meetings to discuss allotment matters, with each site having a representative who speaks on their behalf. Allotment tenants are welcome to attend these meetings to listen and observe, although they are not able to participate in the meeting.
Change of Circumstances
If you are a tenant of an Ashford Borough Council allotment or currently on our waiting list and have changed any of your contact details or to notify us that you are now in receipt of state pension or your benefit situation has altered you can tell us by completing the Change of Circumstances form via the button below.
Cancelling a Tenancy
If you are a tenant of an Ashford Borough Council allotment and no longer wish to have an allotment plot you can notify us by completing the Tenancy Cancellation form via the button below.
Removal from the Waiting List
If you have applied for an Ashford Borough Council allotment and no longer wish to be on the waiting list or have moved out of the borough you can notify us by completing the Remove me from the Waiting List form via the button below.
To pay your invoice, select 'Invoice' on the payment homepage and follow the onscreen instructions.
The allotment sites are listed below; click on the address to view the site on the map.
|Allotment Site Name||Address||Size (acres)|
|Beaver Field||View Rigden Road map||0.543|
|Burton Farm||View Kennington map||2.192|
|Bybrook Cemetery||View Cemetery Lane map||0.484|
|Cryol Road||View Cryol Road map||0.748|
|Henwood||View Gordon Close map||1.579|
|Musgrove Farm||View Beaver Road map||3.502|
|William Road, Musgrove New, Christchurch Road & Jemmett Road||View William Road, Musgrove New, Christchurch Road & Jemmett Road map||4.001|
|Orion Way||View Orion Way map||2.145|
|Repton||View Repton Manor Road map||0.479|
|Westrees||View Quantock Drive map||3.033|
|Wye||View Churchfield Way map||0.515|