Wallingford Town Council Allotments

Ever wanted to grow your own vegetables, fresh fruit, herbs and flowers? If so, we may be able to offer you an allotment.

Wallingford Town Council manages the allotment to the rear of Fir Tree Avenue in the West of the Town.

There are 100 full size and half size plots.

Plots and Prices

Prices for 2022 – 2023 (billed on a yearly tenancy)

  • £30 for half plot per annum
  • £50 for full plot per annum

How to apply for an allotment

A £10 non-refundable administration charge is payable to register your interest.  Please complete an Register your interest in an Allotment Form

If you are interested in applying for an allotment please read the Allotment Terms and Conditions before registering your interest and then send the completed form to : Wallingford Town Council, 8a Castle Street, Wallingford.

Due to the nature of the allotment system we are unable to give an indication of how often a plot will be made available however we will be able to let you know what position you are on the waiting list.

How to pay for your allotment plot

You will receive an invoice for your allotment plot before the 1st April.

Payment can be made via :

  • Cheque / Cash to the Wallingford Town Council Office with your remittance slip
  • Via BACS as detailed on the invoice
  • Via our secure payment page online (please use your plot number/invoice number)

The benefits of an allotment

  • Tending an allotment is a great way of growing healthy vegetables, fruits and herbs at a competitive price.
  • There can be a lot of pleasure in knowing that you have grown your own food in harmony with the environment, especially if you decide to do so organically.
  • You will get a sense of accomplishment as the results of your efforts and it’s also a fun way to relax and get away from the stresses and strains of a busy lifestyle.
  • Tending an allotment can be a rewarding community experience. You can make friends with people who have similar interests and pass on knowledge and expertise to those who are starting afresh.
  • Allotments can also be about having a secluded space where you can hang the ‘do not disturb’ sign and give yourself some quiet time to tend nature.
  • Allotments are wonderful spaces of natural discovery, as more and more families participate in the ‘grow your own’ trend.
  • Tending an allotment can be an excellent form of exercise for people of all ages and abilities. Gardening outdoors can exercise the heart and lungs while you work up a healthy appetite for all the wholesome food you produce.

There are environmental benefits to growing your own food too.

  • By growing locally, you will reduce your carbon footprint, which is often linked with driving out-of-town supermarkets.
  • By buying less inefficiently packaged food in supermarkets you will have less household waste to fill your bins with.

Update your details

To help us to manage the allotments effectively it’s important that we have up-to-date contact information for all our allotment tenants. Email us at senioradmin@wallingfordtowncouncil.gov.uk to update your details. Please include your, name, address, telephone number, email address and plot number.

If you want more advice and guidance on what to plant and how to get the best out of your allotment, take a look at The National Society of Allotment Leisure Gardeners Ltd Website.