Allotment Advice updated Aug2020 (PDF, 83 Kb)
Allotment Advice updated Aug2020
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. There are currently waiting lists on all of our sites.
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.
When a plot becomes vacant it will be offered to the first person on the list. This is when we will get in contact with you.
Didcot Town Council to have an Allotment Appeals Procedure. Please contact us if you wish to see this.
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 28 or 40 days of this date, depending on what it states in your tenancy.
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.
1. Allotment Rules (PDF, 226 Kb)
Please click to read the current Allotment Rules.
2. Dogs on Allotments Policy (PDF, 208 Kb)
Please click here to read Didcot Town Council's Dogs on Allotments policy.
3. Livestock Policy (PDF, 209 Kb)
Please click to read Didcot Town Council's Livestock policy.
4. Allotment Inspection Procedure (PDF, 158 Kb)
Please click here to read Didcot Town Council's Inspection Procedure.
5. Guidance on Allotment Deposit Returns (PDF, 89 Kb)
Please click to read the Guidance notes for the Allotment Deposit Returns.
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 whilst they are still in place).
The dates for 2021 are:
* 5th April - 11th April (inclusive)
* 25th October - 6th November (inclusive)
NO IMPORTED TRASH, ONLY BURN ORGANIC MATERIAL
As always, please do not bring any rubbish onto site for burning, only burn plant waste generated from your allotment, be watchful of any fires and be mindful and sympathetic to those nearby.
Do not leave any bonfire unattended and always extinguish before leaving the 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.