Allotments give allotment plot holders a lot of satisfaction and great sense of well being. During the Coronavirus pandemic, owning has an allotment has become popular as with the nature of allotments, distancing from other is easy and it is a great form of exercise as well as producing your own food. It is also a great way of reducing your carbon footprint and reducing those food miles. Nothing tastes better than growing your own.
Covid-19 Update 26th December 2020:
Until new guidance is given, the allotments will remain open.
As well as following the allotment rules, please observe the government guidelines in maintaining distance from others, take hygiene precautions after touching communal surfaces.
Stay at home and isolate should you or someone in your home has Covid-19 symptoms.
Allotment Tenancy Information
Balsham has just over 100 allotments spread over three sites: Woodhall Lane, Hawthorns and Princes Close. These vary in size from 5 rods to 10 rods (traditional way of measuring allotment sizes).
If you wish to take an allotment tenancy, your annual rent is paid upfront along with a £50 deposit. This deposit will be returned to you if you leave your allotment garden in good, working order.
Tenancies are renewed each year on the 30th September.
As of October 2020, all of the allotment gardens are full with a waiting list.
If you would like more information about holding an allotment tenancy and wish to be added to the waiting list, please contact Balsham Allotments via email with your contact details.
Please note that inspections are carried out regularly and will resume again in late Spring. Please use this time to weed and/or clean your plot ready for spring sowing. Notices will be issued for overgrown plots asking tenants to put them into good working order within two weeks of the letter date.
Please read our Balsham Allotments Tenancy Handbook here which gives you an overview of holding a tenancy.