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Allotments

There are 353 plots spread across 8 sites in Weymouth.

Apply for a plot

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

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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

Allotment plots available

Allotment LocationNumber of plots available
Parsons Close, High Street1
Sandsfoot, Rylands Lane15
Westham Crossroads4
White Roughet, Barclay Road1

Allotments not managed by Weymouth Town Council

Allotment LocationContact
Faircross, Gypsy Lane (These plots are under self management)The secretary at faircross@fornai.co.uk
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.