Allotments

Allotments are a great way to be active, socialise and grow fruit and vegetables. There are 14 allotment sites across Redditch that cover approximately 37 acres. Some of these sites have vacancies on them and others operate a waiting list.

Please get in touch and we will be able to point you in the right direction.


Apply for an allotment

Please be advised that some of our sites have a waiting list.

You can find our prices and concessionary rates below.

You will need to sign a tenancy agreement with us to rent an allotment. Here is a copy of our tenancy agreement.

As a Local Authority we collect, hold and process information supplied by you in accordance with the Data Protection Act, to allow us to provide services effectively. You can find out more regarding this and our privacy notice here.


Pay for your allotment

There are three ways you can pay for your allotment:

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Online

Press here to make debit or credit card payments online 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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Telephone

Press here to make debit or credit card payments over the telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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Customer Service Centre

Press here for up to date opening times, locations, and accepted payment methods at our customer service centres.


List of allotment sites

Here's the list of our allotment sites. The majority of the allotment sites are managed by allotment associations. These local committee structures help to manage local issues, such as security.


Basic advice on allotments

Above all remember allotment gardening is fun, it's healthy and it's a great way to meet people. So the most important thing is to enjoy your allotment!

If you would like to speak to our team, contact us here.

  1. Conserve water, use water butts and avoid over watering which can weaken or destroy crops. Add mulch or organic matter annually. Only use hosepipes to fill containers, not for watering crops (tenancies can be terminated where this practice is not followed).
  2. When you start your allotment don't try and do it all at once. Put bin bags over a portion of the garden to kill off any weeds and just cultivate a portion of the land that you feel comfortable with at the beginning.
  3. Dig in early. If possible, turn the soil in autumn as the winter frosts will break down the clods of soil. If not, do it in spring, but you will have to break the soil down yourself.
  4. Buy good quality seeds and plants to avoid disappointment.
  5. For the best crops, do your research and know when to plant! Your local library will have books that can help.
  6. With non-storable crops such as lettuce, it is best to plant a little but often, say one row at a time to avoid waste.
  7. Be sure to thin crops out as they grow to avoid clustering. This will result in better quality plants.
  8. Pick crops early and often. Enjoy the food whilst it's fresh. You'll enjoy it so much more and it will help you to keep your enthusiasm.
  9. Tackle problems promptly. The worst thing you can do is leave a problem. There is help available; speak to the Allotment Secretary or Allotment Liaison Officer who will be only too happy to help.
  10. Be green! Compost green material and kitchen waste, such as egg shells and potato peelings, in the bin at your allotment. It's better for the environment than burning it and the compost is great for your plants as well.

Allotment prices

Here are the current prices, including for water and Active Redditch Card concessionary rates, for our allotments. Here's how to get an Active Redditch Card.

Fees and charges for allotments 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020

Due to the change in the invoicing and repayment period last year the charge on the invoices were based on a 9 month period only (April- December 2018). Please be aware we will be invoicing from the 1st April 2019 for a full 12 month period (1st April 2019- 31st March 2020) this will include the approved increase of 2.5% based on last year’s charges (equivalent to a 12 month invoice).

Small plot measuring between 1 – 177 m2

  • Standard  £28.57
  • Active Redditch Card Concession 25% £21.43
  • Active Redditch Card Concession 50% £14.28
  • Additional water charge £23.19*

Medium plots measuring between 178 – 253 m2

  • Standard  £49.12
  • Active Redditch Card Concession 25% £36.84
  • Active Redditch Card Concession 50% £24.56
  • Additional water charge £25.94*

Large plots measuring 254 m2 and above

  • Standard £71.94
  • Active Redditch Card Concession 25% £53.95
  • Active Redditch Card Concession 50% £35.97
  • Additional water charge £27.47*

*Water charge is only applicable on plots where water is present and billed to Redditch Borough Council.

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