Didcot Town Council has five allotment sites in Didcot with some 439 plots. These sites are at New Road, Broadway, Wantage Road, Cockcroft Road and Mereland Road. Apart from a few exceptions allotment plots are 15 yards by 10 yards also known as 5 pole. Allotments are a great way to grow your own produce and flowers and tending your allotment is also a fantastic way to exercise.
This page contains information about waiting lists, charges, councillor representatives and the rules.
Information about home composting can be found here.
To apply for an allotment you will need to complete the short application form and return it to the Information Centre along with a non-refundable registration fee of £15, cheques should be made payable to Didcot Town Council.
There is a waiting list and currently:
Broadway 4 waiting
Cockcroft Road 1 waiting
Mereland Road 1 waiting
New Road 4 waiting
Wantage Road 2 waiting
For a more up to date details of the waiting list or if you have any other questions about allotments contact us.
Bonfires on allotment sites
Bonfires are only allowed on allotment sites at agreed times.
The dates for 2017 are:
Spring: Thursday 30th March - Thursday 13th April 2017 inclusive
Autumn: Thursday 19th October - Sunday 5th November 2017 inclusive
Only rubbish generated from your own allotment plot to be burnt on site.
NO IMPORTED TRASH
Do not leave bonfire unattended and always extinguish before leaving site.
Take into account wind direction – smoke should not interfere with the road or cause a nuisance to local residents.
Do not cause damage to neighbouring plots or wildlife.
There is an annual fee for having an allotment which is due every April.
The fee for 2016/2017 financial year is £27.00 and £17.00 concession.
Allotment site councillor representatives
The following appointments were made at the Environment Committee meeting held on 15th June 2015. The site representative can be contacted by email by clicking their name.
Broadway - Councillor Mr S Connel
Cockcroft Road - Councillor Mr T Bedford
Mereland Road - Councillor Mr A Dearlove
New Road - Councillor Dr J Nash
Wantage Road - Councillor Mr J Hart
The tenant of an allotment shall comply with the following conditions in that he/she shall:
Keep the plot clean, clear of weeds and in a good condition
Not cause any nuisance or annoyance to the occupier of any other allotment garden; obstruct divert or reduce the width of any path or use barbed wire fence adjoining any path set out by the Council for the use of the occupiers of the allotment gardens
Not underlet, assign or part with the possession of the allotment garden or any part of it without the written consent of the council
Not, without the written consent of the Council, cut or prune any timber of other trees, except his/her own, or take or carry away any mineral, gravel, sand, soil or clay.
Not, without the written consent of the Council, erect any building on the allotment garden. Details of the permitted size, materials, etc can be obtained from the Council Office).
Observe and perform any special conditions which:
the Council consider necessary to comply with conditions and/or covenants under which the Council hold the land
the Council may consider it necessary to introduce for any other reason (allotment tenants will be given written notice when such conditions are introduced)
Tenants shall not cause or suffer any dog belonging to them or in their charge to enter or remain on the allotment site
No bonfires will be permitted except for at agreed times and dates.
No hosepipes will be allowed
Gates must be locked at all times
The key must be returned once the plot is given up
Action will be taken against any person causing malicious damage to Council property
No dumping on site or importing any garden waste/soil to site
Tenants who do not comply with the Rules or who do not pay their Allotment rent within a period of one month of it becoming due will, after due warning, have their tenancy terminated.
Rents for all sites are due on the 1st April in each financial year, and must be paid within 30 days of this date.
Only those tenants notified in writing by the Council and registered in the Council's records will be considered as the proper tenant of any plot. Tenants wishing to give up the tenancy of their allotment should notify the Council in writing at the Didcot Town Council Offices. These rules and notes supercede all previous rules issued by Didcot Town Council.
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