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Apply for an allotment at Ginhall Lane

An allotment is a piece of land you can rent to grow your own fruit and vegetables. You might want an allotment to:

  • put fresh, tasty produce on your plate
  • teach children about growing food
  • enjoy being out in the fresh air
  • get fit doing some digging
  • reduce food miles
  • grow organically
  • and of course to meet new friends

 

Ginhall Lane Allotments

Following requests by the statutory six electors that the Town Council provide them with allotments and after a long search 2.5 acres of grazing land became available. The Town Council took it on a 21 year lease and Monty Don opened the site in 2006. All plots were taken and in 2009 responding to demand a further 2.5 acres of the adjoining field was added and soon filled with tenants.

Location and fees

The allotments are sited off Ginhall Lane, there are plots of differing sizes and are approximately:

  • full size 250 sq.yds, £100 per year
  • half plot 125 sq.yds, £50 per year
  • small or quarter plot if available on request

Site Map

Ginhall Lane Allotments Site Map (PDF)

Facilities

There is a composting toilet, with rain water butt for hand washing, and mains water in tanks for watering your crops, this is metered and included in charges. The site is secured by locked gates which allotment holders access using a supplied key. There is also a community shed, greenhouse and potting shed.

How do I apply for an allotment?

Visit the site and have a chat with an experienced allotmenteer, it will help you to decide what’s best for you.
For more information and to be placed on the waiting list, go to the Town Council Office in Corn Square, Leominster – Telephone 01568 611734 or email: townclerk@leominstertowncouncil.gov.uk
They will contact you when you reach the top of the waiting list to offer the next available plot. We do not contact you on receipt of your application.