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Allotments

There are 350 plots spread across 8 sites in Weymouth.

Apply for a plot

You can apply for an allotment plot in Weymouth using the form below. Plots are in high demand and there are waiting lists for all of our allotments sites. If you’re under 18 an adult must complete the application for you. They will be responsible for any costs incurred.

    Do you consider yourself disabled?
    yesno

    Do you have a car?
    yesno
    Would you consider other sites?
    yesno

    Would you be prepared to accept an uncultivated plot?
    yesno

    For further information please contact Cassie Hall on:
    Working hours: Monday to Wednesday 10:00-15:00
    Email: cassiehall@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk
    Telephone: 01305 239293 (please leave a voicemail if calling outside of these working hours).

    For those tenants who’s tenancy agreement commenced before 16th September 2020.

    For those tenants who’s tenancy agreement commenced after 16th September 2020.

    Annual allotment charges

    The annual rent can vary depending on the site but this will be made clear when making your application.

    £29.20 for a 125m² (or five rod plot)

    £27.65 for those aged over 60

    Quibo Lane allotments

    This site is priced higher as it has toilet facilities.

    £51.25 for a 125m² (or five rod plot)

    £45.50 for those aged over 60

    Further Information

    To find out more about getting started on an allotment, see the Royal Horticultural Society’s beginners’ guide to allotments.

    Allotments not managed by Weymouth Town Council

    Allotment LocationContact
    Faircross, Gypsy Lane (These plots are under self management)The secretary at dennisgeorge@btinternet.com
    Green Lane, St Martins Road DT4 9LN (These plots are under self management)The secretary at greenlaneaa@gmail.com

    Allotment Composting

    Composting has been practiced for many years and provides a dark, soil-like substance that is used to enrich garden soil; it also helps to protect the environment as every bit of household waste that is composted reduces the need for landfills, making our environment greener and cleaner.

    Why compost your garden waste?

    • Homemade compost improves the quality of your soil, helping it to retain moisture and support healthy plant growth.
    • Composting on your allotment is an ideal way to recycle your garden waste.

    How long does it take?

    It can take anything from 6 weeks to a year.  Softer items, such as grass, decompose faster than woody material but both types should be added to ensure a good mix.

    Do I need to add any chemicals?

    No.  Accelerators or enhances are not necessary as the required enzymes and bacteria are naturally occurring and plentiful within your compost bin.

    Bonfires on allotments

    You must adhere to these rules when lighting a bonfire on an allotment:

    • compost rather than burn where possible. Materials that can’t be composted or burnt should be taken to a tip.
    • move stored material to a new location between April and the end of September before lighting your bonfire between October and the end of March so that any animals using the store as a home can escape
    • only burn when weather conditions are suitable to avoid causing a nuisance to local residents (wind drift)
    • don’t set fire to large piles of material – start your bonfire with a medium stack and then add more material when it is very hot
    • only burn on your own plot, do not light fires for others
    • in the event of a reasonable complaint to the plot holder from another tenant or a member of the public with regard to a nuisance being caused, the bonfire must be extinguished immediately
    • please ensure that the bonfire is extinguished, if not burnt out, by dusk
    • all bonfires should be extinguished before you leave the site – do not let the fire smoulder after you have gone

    Any violation of times or conditions will lead to termination of tenancy.

    What can be burnt

    • organic matter such as wood, prunings and dry vegetable matter
    • pernicious weeds (when dry), such as Japanese Knotweed and plants infected with fungal diseases like Club Root, Downey Mildew or White Rot

    What can’t be burnt

    • other material that wasn’t produced on your plot
    • non-vegetable matter such as plastic, rubber, roofing felt, bitumen or carpet
    • flammable liquids, such as old sump oil

    Keeping Chickens

    If you would like to erect a chicken coop on your plot, please click on the link below.

    Greenhouse/Tool Shed

    If you would like to erect a greenhouse or tool shed on your plot, please click on the link below.