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Allotments in Lancaster district

The importance of allotments

Grow Your Own Food

Grow Your Own Food

Plants are not the only things that are nurtured on allotments. Community spirit, healthy lifestyles and an appreciation of our environment are all cultivated too. Allotments are wonderful places – where people of all ages and backgrounds can get some exercise, have a natter, soak up the sun and listen to birdsong, at the same time as growing good food.

If you have ever fancied trying your hand at gardening and are interested in fresh air and even fresher food you could choose to rent a local allotment plot.

How to get an allotment

There are 11 allotment sites owned by Lancaster City Council across the district, all self-managed by their own Allotment Associations. These allotments offer over 500 cultivated plots in total. There are also a number of private and parish council owned allotment sites in Lancaster district with approximately 125 plots in total.

To find a contact for your local allotment association please download a copy of the contacts lists at the right of this page. The contacts for each site can provide information on rental costs, length of waiting list and a wide variety of other information you may wish to know about their site.

                                                                                                                                                       

Greenfingers, Heysham

Greenfingers Community Project
Daisy Bank Allotments
Smithy Lane Heysham LA3 2QH


We started January 2012 ( and we are an award wining site Britain in bloom and incredible edible)the idea was to create a new community with allotments this has now been achieved. The plot holders make the decisions at our quarterly plot holder meetings, the committee do the day to day administration of the site.


We have 50 full and half plots, 5 starter plots, 11 raised beds for the less able, a community orchard, a large community shed, and picnic/BBQ area(small swing and sand pit for the little ones) a dehydration toilet (with hand washing facilities),social functions and BBQ,there is a lot of sharing of information and helping each other. For more information or to be put on our waiting list( or if you just want to visit our site) please contact the secretary who would be pleased to help.


Secretary-- Les Jones tel, 01524 419256 or 07832292470


New allotment opened in Scotforth

There is significant demand for allotments within the Lancaster district. To satisfy some of the demand the council has agreed for agricultural land behind the current Scotforth allotment to be converted in to a new allotment area.

There are a variety of plot sizes available ranging from small starter plots to full size plots up to 250m2. As well as growing fruit, vegetables and flowers, there are options available for beekeeping and keeping livestock on the site.

If you are interested in applying for an allotment at Cinder Lane Allotments contact Rachel Binley by email at cinderlaneallotments@hotmail.co.uk or the council's Public Realm Officer, Helen Ryan on 01524 582822.


Guidance for allotment associations

Lancaster City Council allotment associations can visit the Guidance for Allotment Associations pages for further advice and materials to assist with implementing the lease agreement package for their site.


Allotment Reserve Fund

Please note that this fund is no longer available. For other funding opportunities please see Funding Your Environmental Projects.



Contacts

Email:

customerservices@lancaster.gov.uk

Telephone:

01524 582000

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