Notice to allotment holders - COVID-19 (Word Document, 150 Kb)
Notice to allotment holders - COVID-19
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ALLOTMENT HOLDERS DO NOT HAVE TO PAY THIS YEARS RENT UNTIL WE SEND YOU AN INVOICE - DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COME IN TO PAY AS THE OFFICE IS CLOSED.
Didcot Town Council has five allotment sites in Didcot with some 415 plots. Allotments are a great way to grow your own produce and also a great way to keep fit.
These sites are at:
The majority of our plots are 15 yards by 10 yards - also known as 5 pole, but we do have some smaller plots which are suitable for people new to allotments (these are available on request).
We also have plots suitable for people with additional needs. Please contact the council offices for more information.
To apply for an allotment you will need to complete the short application form below and return it to the Town Council. A £40 returnable deposit is required before signing a tenancy. This is returned when the tenancy is terminated, providing the plot is given back to us in the same condition as it was given to you.
Allotment application form 2018 (PDF, 195 Kb)
Annual Charges 2019/20 (PDF, 68 Kb)
Please refer to the Town Council's annual charges for the current allotment fees
Concessionary rates apply to allotment holders 65 years or over on April 1st of that rental year. Please contact the Town Council to let us know if your charge has changed to the concessionary rate.
Rents for all sites are due on the 1st April in each financial year, and must be paid within 40 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.
Permitted burn dates
Bonfires are only allowed on allotment sites at agreed times (Please make sure you adhere to the Government's guidance on social distancing AT ALL TIMES).
The dates for 2020 are:
* 4th April - 19th April (inclusive)
* 23rd - 30th August (inclusive)
* 26th October - 9th November (inclusive)
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.