Allotments

Do you dream of growing your own vegetables, fresh fruit, herbs and flowers? If so, we may be able to offer you an allotment. Cirencester Town Council manage 4 allotment sites in Cirencester with a total number or 104 plots, 1 of which is on behalf of the Bingham Library Trust.

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Purley Road - (Bingham Library Trust)- Located behind Purley Road properties (school playing field end). The smallest of our allotment sites with 7 plots.

Kingshill- Located off the Kingshill Meadow Estate. The largest of our allotment sites with 50 plots. The site has trough water provision fed by the mains and a car park with secured gated acces.

City Bank- Located off Queens Street along the River Churn. The site has easy access to plenty of water due to the close proximity of the river.

Chesterton- Located next to Thistle Park. The site has a secured gated access but limited parking.


Plot sizes and prices

Allotment plots are measured in poles; a standard ten-pole plot is the equivalent of approximately 250 square metres. 

Prices for 2017-18 (billed annually in September ) are:
£15.00 for a 5-pole plot
£30.00 for a 10-pole plot
£50 Refundable deposit after 1 year 


Apply for an allotment

If you're interested in applying for an allotment plot please read the Allotment Rules and Guidance before applying and then send the following information to sarah@cirencester.gov.uk
•    Full Name
•    Address
•    Email
•    Telephone number
•    Preferred allotment site

Alternatively please complete the application form, and post back to Sarah Bartlett, Cirencester Town Council, Bingham House, 1 Dyer Street, Cirencester, GL7 2PP . Due to the nature of the allotment system, we're unable to give any indication of how often a plot will be made available however we will be able to let you know what position you are on the waiting list.


The benefits of an allotment

Tending an allotment is a great way of growing healthy vegetables, fruits and herbs at a competitive price.
•    There can be a lot of pleasure in knowing that you have grown your own food in harmony with the environment, especially if you decide to do so organically.
•    You will get a sense of accomplishment as the results of your efforts and it's also a fun way to relax and get away from the stresses and strains of a busy lifestyle.
•    Tending an allotment can be a rewarding community experience. You can make friends with people who have similar interests and pass on knowledge and expertise to those who are starting afresh.
•    Allotments can also be about having a secluded space where you can hang the 'do not disturb' sign and give yourself some quiet time to tend nature.
•    Allotments are wonderful spaces of natural discovery, as more and more families participate in the 'grow your own' trend.
•    Tending an allotment can be an excellent form of exercise for people of all ages and abilities. Gardening outdoors can exercise the heart and lungs while you work up a healthy appetite for all the wholesome food you produce.


There are environmental benefits to growing your own food too.
•    By growing locally, you will reduce your carbon footprint, which is often linked with driving to out-of-town supermarkets.
•    By buying less inefficiently packaged food in supermarkets you will have less household waste to fill your bins with.

 


Update your details

To help us to manage the allotments effectively it's important that we have up-to-date contact information for all our tenants.
Email us at sarah@cirencester.gov.uk to update your details.
Please include your:
•    Name
•    Address
•    Telephone number
•    Email address
•    Plot site and number


If you want more advice and guidance on what to plant and how to get the best out of your allotment, take a look at The National Society of Allotment Leisure Gardeners LTD website.