Allotment rules

Overgrown plots

Allotment tenants are required to maintain their plots in a good state of cultivation and free of weeds and to maintain the paths around their plots. The law allows tenants three months from the start or renewal of tenancy to bring the plot into a good state. The council will not evict a tenant who is ill – or caring for someone who is ill – but has a realistic prospect of return to use the allotment.

If you garden a plot near an apparently unworked plot, you may wish to bring this to the attention of your site manager. Please remember that the best course of action, if a tenant is struggling to make a success of their plot, is to offer sensible help and advice about how to bring it into use.