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Allotments are a very popular and healthy pastime. This means we manage waiting lists for all council owned allotment sites in Preston.
Our prime responsibility is to provide allotments for residents living within Preston. However, the Penwortham East and Penwortham West sites are now open to non-residents but the cost for a non-resident will include a surcharge of £30.00.
We estimate a wait time of approximately 12 to18 months per site although the waiting time on some of the smaller sites may be longer.
You can be placed on the waiting lists for a Preston City Council owned allotment site through the following ways:
The above charges will incur an additional £30.00 surcharge for new tenants or existing tenants that relocate and are not resident within the city boundary.
Plots are charged from January to December each year.
To renew an allotment plot complete our pay for an existing allotment plot form.
To reduce waiting times, many large plots (@250m²) have been halved with each half now offered as a regular plot (@125m²). In exceptional circumstances where it is not possible to half a plot this will continue to be let as a large plot.
If you are keen to find an allotment site in Preston sooner than the waiting list period, there are a number of self managed options with shorter waiting lists.
The Frenchwood allotment site is a large self-managed site with a friendly and thriving Allotment Association. The Association regularly has plots available and a short waiting list.
The Moor Nook allotment site, managed by Community Gateway Association, has 20 small raised bed plots available to growers. Currently, the beds cost £20 per year. Anybody can apply for a plot and the site is accessible for those with disabilities, including wheelchair access. The plot holders host a lot of fun and engaging events throughout the year.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.