Allotments

Coronavirus Allotment Update

As you are aware the situation has changed regarding how much time we are to spend outside and where we can visit. The allotments are all currently open and will remain so until we are advised otherwise. Travel to and from the allotments is permitted if due precautions are taken. Visiting the site constitutes your daily exercise set out by the government.

However, any plot-holder who is SELF-ISOLATING because a household member is ill with coronavirus should NOT be visiting the site.

The community hut at Pilmer allotments and toilets at Pilmer and Owlsbury sites are now closed until further notice. Please do not use them under any circumstances.

We ask that all tenants visiting allotment sites consider the following:

  • Please keep your distance from other tenants to help limit the spread of the virus. Follow current government guidelines about social distancing.
  • Do not share tools or any other equipment with another plot holder.
  • Be careful after touching site gates, locks or other communal assets. Disinfect your hands after each use.
  • The use of the sites if for allotment tenants only. No groups are allowed on site and only family members that live with the tenant can enter the site if the tenant is also present.
  • Do not use the water troughs to wash hands or equipment to sterilise them. The water is for watering purposes only.
  • Please stay on your own plot at all times and do not enter another plot under any circumstances.

If you have any questions, please call 01892 652907 (weekdays) or email allotments@crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk

 

UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO ALLOCATE ANY NEW ALLOTMENTS AT THIS PRESENT TIME.

Do you fancy growing your own fruit and vegetables? Why not take the plunge and take on an allotment? Allotment gardening is a great way to keep fit and meet new people. We have three wonderful allotment sites around the town, each of which has their own unique character.

From 1st April 2021 a £50 refundable deposit will be charged for each new allotment plot held and some concessionary rates will be available.

If you are a resident of Crowborough and want to get stuck in, why not have a look at what each of our sites has to offer…

Location: Herne Road, Crowborough, TN6 2NW
Number of plots: 71
Facilities: Water

Green waste disposal

Tenants Association: Herne Allotment Tenants Society (HATS)
Waiting list: Approximately one year
Annual rent: £31 per plot

(1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021)

To apply: Call – 01892 652907

Email  allotments@crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk

 

Location: Hadlow Down Road, Crowborough, TN6 3RG
Number of plots: 260+
Facilities Water

Car Park

Composting Toilet

Green Waste Disposal

Apiary (please contact Town Hall for further information)

Tenants Association: Owlsbury Allotment Tenants Society (OATS)
Waiting list: Plots available immediately
Annual rent: Half plot – £15

Standard plot – £31

Extra-large plot – £124

(1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021)

To apply: Call – 01892 652907

Email – allotments@crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk 

 

Location: Pilmer Road, Crowborough, TN6 2UG
Number of plots: 31
Facilities: Water

Car Park

Community building (toilet, rest room, storage)

Polytunnels (space rented via PRATS)

Tenants Association: Pilmer Road Allotment Tending Society (PRATS)
Waiting list: Approximately one year
Annual rent: £31 per plot

(1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021)

To apply: Call – 01892 652907

Email – allotments@crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk