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We manage the following allotment plots:
Allotment plots have the following benefits:
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 an annual surcharge currently £30.00.
Our allotment plots are very popular. This means we manage waiting lists for all our allotment sites in Preston.
We estimate a wait time of approximately 12 to 18 months per site although the waiting time on some of the smaller sites may be longer.
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.
Lets Grow Preston is a network that supports and connects community gardens and growing projects across Preston.
Lets Grow Preston can put you in touch with people and projects close to you, so you can start getting your hands dirty and gain useful hints and tips while waiting for your allotment.
Please note: 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.
You can be placed on the waiting lists for a Preston City Council owned allotment site through our request an allotment plot online form.
Plots are charged from January to December each year.
To renew an allotment plot complete our renew an existing allotment plot form.
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.