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Renting an Allotment


The situation with vacancies at sites changes constantly so if you are interested in joining the waiting list please send us a message.  You must provide a contact telephone number, your name and address and which site you prefer. Until we have all this information we cannot add you on to the waiting list.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any vacant allotments?

Please use the contact details at the bottom of this webpage to enquire about vacancies.

We will hold your information on file.  Please contact us if you change address, phone number etc.

How much does it cost?

The cost of renting an allotment 2017/18  is:-

  • £108 per year for a full plot (250 sq.m.).
  • £54 per year for a half plot (125 sq.m.
  • There may be an additional cost to allotment associations for insurance, water etc.

Are there any discounts?

Discounts of  up to 50% are available for

  • Senior Citizens,
  • Registered Disabled,
  • Long Term Unemployed.

How do I make a payment?

If you have your invoice number you can pay on-line with a credit/debit card.

Make sure that you select your Type of Payment as 'Debtors' - and fill your invoice number in the box asking for your 'Customer Reference Number'.

You can also pay by cheque at any of our In Touch Customer Service Centres.

On our B sites which are managed by an Allotment Assocation as agents for the council,the rents are paid directly to the Assocation

Where are your allotments?

Below is a list of allotment sites in Tameside - you can click on the town names below to jump straight to the town.

Inspection Procedure

Tameside Council inspect our allotment sites every 6 weeks between February and November. The purpose of the inspection is to ensure that all plots are being fully worked and to take appropriate action with plot holders who are not working their plot.

Working to standard

We expect all allotment plots to be worked to their maximum potential. That is we expect your plot to be fully worked and utilised for the growing of produce. This includes any greenhouses and polytunnels which must also be being used for growing produce. There is a long waiting list for allotment plots and therefore we want to ensure that everyone with a plot is making the best use of it.

When inspecting plots we look at the following:

  • Plot is kept in a clean and tidy condition, and free from rubbish
  • Paths are neatly maintained, grass cut and free of weeds and rubbish
  • Hardcore paths should be weed free without a neglected fringe
  • Hedges and fences cut and well maintained
  • Sheds and greenhouses are in good condition
  • If using greenhouses or polytunnels all the area available is used.
  • Use of water butts adjacent to sheds and greenhouses for water conservation
  • Plot needs to be free from perennial and annual weeds
  • There is a good level of cultivation
  • The crops grown are (clean, healthy crops, free from pest and disease)
  • That at all of the plot is being used and cultivated

We will try and give people notice of our visits at the start of the season however we do sometimes have to amend these and we do not have to give notice when we are visiting sites to make inspections.

The inspection visit is carried out by the Operations Assistant, and on B sites it is carried out jointly with representatives of the official Site Committee. On B sites the letters will be issued by the Committee on behalf of the Committee and the Council.

Tidy Up Letter

If on a visit your plot is not being worked to its full potential we will issue a formal warning letter requesting you tidy up your plot within 28 days. We will visit your plot approximately 4 weeks after sending the letter; if the plot has improved significantly no further action will be taken. Please note that if your allotment plot becomes untidy again we will go straight to the 28 Day Improvement Notice and you will not be sent the ‘tidy up’ letter on future occasions.

28 Day Improvement Notice

If your plot has not improved significantly we will issue a formal 28 Day Improvement Notice. Again we will visit approximately 4 weeks later. If your allotment plot has improved significantly no further action will be taken. Please note that if your allotment plot becomes untidy again we will go straight to the 28 Day Improvement Notice and you will not be sent the ‘tidy up’ letter on future occasions.

28 Day Notice to Quit

If the plot has not improved significantly we will issue a 28 Notice To Quit which means you will have to leave your plot, we will give you 28 days to clear any personal materials off your plot. If you receive a 28 Day Notice to Quit we do not have to refund any portion of your rent.

If you have a genuine reason why you can’t work your plot, such as being in hospital, then please let the Committee know if you are on a B site. Contact the Council if you are on a A site as soon as possible.

Please do not wait until you receive a notice to quit as it is too late at this point and you will have to leave your plot.


Ashton Allotments | Audenshaw Allotments | Denton Allotments | Droylsden Allotments | Dukinfield Allotments | Hyde Allotments | Longdendale Allotments | Stalybridge Allotments | Mossley Allotments

Ashton-under-Lyne

Allotment Approximate number of plots Number Of Vacancies
Smallshaw Lane
OL6 8RA
Pigeons only
6
0

Audenshaw

Allotment Approximate number of plots Number Of Vacancies
Stamford Road
M34 5LA
24 0
King Georges V
Mount Pleasant Street
M34 5BT
Livestock Allowed
Poultry
92

Denton

Allotment Approximate number of plots Number Of Vacancies
Colliery Fields
Town Lane
M34 2DB
86
0
Denton East End
Edward Street M34 3BR
Livestock Allowed
Poultry
70 0
Rose Hill, off Windmill Lane
M34 3GT
Livestock Allowed
Poultry
40 0
Wilton Allotments
Manchester Road
M34 2NU
Livestock Allowed
Poultry
180 0

Droylsden

Allotment Approximate number of plots Number Of Vacancies
Ash Tree, Ash Road
M43 6QU
70 0 
College Avenue, Fairfield
M43 6AG
40 0 

Dukinfield

Allotment Approximate number of plots Number Of Vacancies
Lodge Lane
SK16 5JF
Livestock Allowed
Poultry
94 0

Hyde

Allotment Approximate number of plots Number Of Vacancies
Baron Road, Gee Cross
SK14 5RW
30 0
Grange Road, Gee Cross
SK14 5NX
20 0
Hyde Park, Lodge Lane
SK14 6DX
40 0
Read Street
SK14 2DL
29 0
Swains Valley, Markland Street
SK14 1QY
(No Access for Disabled)
8 0

Longdendale

Allotment Approximate number of plots Number Of Vacancies
Mottram Moor Allotments
SK14 6LA
25 0

Mossley

Allotment Approximate number of plots Number Of Vacancies
Fox Platt, Top Mossley
OL5 0EE
(No Access for Disabled)
25 0
Wood Meadow
OL5 0SS
Livestock Allowed
Poultry
(No Access for Disabled)
30 0

Stalybridge

Allotment Approximate number of plots Number Of Vacancies
Mottram Road
SK15 2QX
70 0
Gorse Hall
SK15 1TJ 
Livestock only
4 0

 

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Hyde Depot
Park Road
Hyde
Tameside
SK14 4JT