As part of our approach to healthy living we have a number of allotment sites, with over 400 plots throughout Ashford, that residents find very popular. Plots are measured in Perches which is an old measurement, one perch is the equivalent of 25 m². An average plot is approximately 125 m² (around 5 perch) and currently cost £6.00 per perch or £30.00 per year per 5 perch plot. The exact cost of a plot is determined by its size. We offer a concessionary rate of 50% off for the first 5 Perch and full price thereafter to residents claiming certain types of benefit and for those residents in receipt of state pensions. If you have a plot and you become entitled to State Pension the onus is on you as the tenant to contact us with proof of entitlement prior to 1st September before invoices are issued for the coming year. Once invoices are raised we will not be able to update your tenancy until the following September. All our allotment sites have water points.
Allotment rent is now payable in advance and will be invoiced every September. When you take over an allotment you will be required to pay a key deposit of £25 (which is refunded at the end of a tenancy provided that the key is returned and the plot is left in a reasonable state). Any additional keys will be charged at £10 each which is also refundable at the end of your tenancy. You will also be required to pay for rent in advance up to the following September when you will then be invoiced for future rent. If you terminate your tenancy before the end of that financial year there will be no refund of rent paid.
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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the allotment officer on 01233 330518.
To pay your invoice, select 'Invoice or Sundry Debtors' 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.
|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|
|Gas House Fields||View Cudworth Road map||2.350|
|Henwood||View Gordon Close map||1.579|
|Musgrove Farm||View Beaver Road map||3.502|
|William and Jemmett||View Jemmett Road/Musgrove New/William Road/Christchurch 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|