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Swindon Borough Council
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Euclid Street
Swindon
SN1 2JH

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01793 445500

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01793 436659

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Allotments

Welcome to the allotments page.

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An allotment can provide relaxation and exercise and can provide you with a wonderful crop of fresh produce.

Its not just about growing rows of vegetables. Many tenants grow flowers, fruit, herbs and spices to get the most from their allotments and develop their horticultural skills.

There is no better feeling than eating your own home-grown crops. They can be far cheaper and tastier than supermarket produce, not genetically modified and can be grown organically.

Gardening is excellent exercise for people of all ages - some doctors are even prescribing it to improve the health of their patients!

Allotments also provide a great way of socialising with like-minded people, both young and old.

If you would like to know more about allotments in Swindon follow the links below.

Quick Links:

Information on allotments in Swindon.

Apply for an allotment

Pay for your allotment

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Swindon Borough Council Allotment information.

Swindon Borough Council has more than 1,200 plots of varying size and shape on 25 sites, so there should be one in easy reach of everybody.

Please note that should you live within a parish council area you should contact the relevent Parish Clerk for details of local Parish Council Allotments. We no longer accept applications from residents of Parished areas

In most areas there is now a high demand for allotment plots and in some cases there may be a long wait for a plot. But it is well worth the wait to grow your own.

To apply for an allotment please click here to email us allotmentenquiry@swindon.gov.uk

Please give your name, address and phone number and we will add you to the nearest available site.

We cannot give waiting time or position on the wait lists. If you are on a waiting list please be patient and we will inform you when a plot becomes available.

You may apply for more than one plot on up to three sites

Once you have a plot you may wish to apply for another one but please remember that priority will be given to people on the waiting list who do not already have an allotment plot.

Due to the nature of allotment gardening it is quite often the case that an overgrown plot has a sitting tenant, so this is not an indication that the allotment plot is available

We have an inspection regime to make sure that plots that have been left uncultivated are picked up on. These plots will be re-offered, once due procedures have been followed.

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Availability of Swindon Borough Council Allotments.

Last Updated 30.11.09


This table will show if there are any plots available in your area.  If there are no vacancies please apply to go on the waiting list for the site you are interested in. You may add your name to a maximum of 3 sites.  If the list is closed we are sorry but we can not add anyone else at present.

STOP PRESS>>>ALLOTMENT SITE ADDED-CROWDIES HILL<<<STOP PRESS

We have added new plots to the list. Crowdies Hill will be available in Spring 2010.  Please contact us to add your name to the waitlist. We will give priority to people who do not already have a plot.

Site

Location

Total plots on site

available plots

Akers Way Top of Wood Hall Park 30 list is now closed.
Allington Road Penhill, off Downton Road 4 no vacancies
Bisley Close Off Helston Road, by New College 11 no vacancies
Blagrove End of Industrial Estate 30 - list now closed
Broome Pipers Way 33 - list now closed
Broome Extension Near golf course entrance 14 - list now closed
Burghley Close Walcot East, off Frobisher Drive 23 no vacancies
Cheney Manor Kiln Lane, off Cheney Manor Road 71 no vacancies
Churchward Ave. Northern Road 29 no vacancies
Cranmore Ave. Park South 38 no vacancies
Crowdies Hill Wheeler Avenue 40 available from Spring 2010
Dawlish Road Park South, off Shaftesbury Ave. 21 no vacancies
Glenwood Close Off Croft Road 87 no vacancies
Gorse Hill Wheeler Ave. 84 no vacancies
Greywethers Lawn, off Sandown Ave. 11 list now closed
Hatton Grove Walcot East, off Walsingham Road 13 no vacancies
Monkton Close By garages of Monkton Close 21 no vacancies
Parklands Old Walcot, off Upham Road 10 - list now closed
Pickards Field Off Pinehurst Road 193 no vacancies
Redcliffe Street Rodbourne 77 list now closed
Rodbourne Farm Barnfield Close, off Great Western Way 21 list now closed
Rushey Platt Off Wootton Bassett Road 59 - list now closed
Shrivenham Road Off Ocotal Way 112 list now closed
Somerford Close Penhill, off Penhill Drive 8 no vacancies
Ventnor Close Moredon, off The Street 41 no vacancies
Westcott Rec Turner Street, off Westcott Place 62 no vacancies

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Allotment Price List  2009

Prices and approximate sizes of plots

 

Full Plot (250 sq m)

Half Plot (125 sq m)

Full Price

39.00 19.50

Swindon Card

30.50 15.25

Concession 1

15.25 7.75

Concession 2

9.00 4.75

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Paying for your allotment

Bills for allotments come out once a year on or around 1st October.
(if you have taken on an allotment between 1st October and 31st March you will be billed in April, for the coming growing season, then you will be billed in line with other tenants each October.)

To Pay, you can either :

Drop in at our one stop shop,

Situated on the ground floor of Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton Street

or

Pay Online

You may pay online for allotments using Swindon Borough Council's secure Online System.

Further Information

If you have any other questions that you have not found the answer to here please contact us.

Please telephone 01793445500 or e-mail at allotmentenquiry@swindon.gov.uk

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