Allotments

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:
New Road
Broadway
Wantage Road
Cockcroft Road
Mereland Road.

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 charges

  • Annual Charges (PDF, 327 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.

Allotment rules

Permitted burn dates

Bonfires are only allowed on allotment sites at agreed times.

The dates for 2018 are:

Spring: Tuesday 3rd April 2018 - Tuesday 17th April 2018 inclusive and 29th May - 11th June inclusive.

Autumn: Saturday 13th October - Sunday 28th October 2018 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.

Allotment Councillor representatives

Broadway - Councillor Jackie Billington

Cockcroft Road - Councillor Mr T Bedford

Mereland Road - Councillor Mr A Dearlove

New Road - Councillor Ms C Augustine

Wantage Road - Councillor Mr J Hart