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.