Allotments

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Find an allotment

If you would like to get an allotment follow the link to our list of all allotment sites in North Herts.

Here you can see where the allotments are, who runs them & the contact details for all the landlords.

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Contact your landlord

To contact someone about your NHDC allotment call 01462 474000 or email service@north-herts.gov.uk or allotments@north-herts.gov.uk

To contact someone about your allotment provided by other landlords click here


Site Security

Have a look at this bulletin issued by Herts Police about allotment and garden security.
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Allotments

Having an allotment provides benefits to physical and mental health as well as being a fun and sociable pastime.

Some of our allotments

If you are interested in any of the following allotment related ideas, please let us know. Email allotments@ldga.org.uk or see us at the Trading Store.

  • allotment buddy / mentor system
  • practical growing workshops for adults
  • best kept allotment competition
  • a fun competition for plot holders eg best scarecrow
  • a plot to pot type event for all the family
  • a plant or seed swap
  • working parties to help fellow plot holders in times of need
  • community allotment plot(s)

LDGA Mini Plots

If for whatever reason you don’t want a standard full or half plot, LDGA have number of Mini Plots for rent at the Norton Allotment Site off Flint Road, Letchworth. Each one is approximately 25m² (16ftx16ft) and costs £20 a year.

A photo of where the Mini Plots are

They are offered to LDGA members only on a first come, first served basis. All plots receive good amounts of sunshine and have easy access to a water tap. If you would like to be part of our Mini Plot community, register your interest now by emailing allotments@ldga.org.uk or see us at the Trading Store.

Front pages of the regulationsSee a copy of LDGA and NHDC tenancy regulations.


Surplus Produce

You may remember the Surplus Produce scheme from last year; organiser Jenny Ellis tells us how it went.

“A huge thanks to all the dozens of growers who so generously donated their spare produce to the local Food Bank, and to the Best B4 Café food programme last summer. Between Whitsun and the end of September 2020 over 60 large crates of fresh produce ranging from gooseberries to beetroot and everything in between was ready for collection twice a week, in Letchworth alone. Baldock allotment holders contributed additional crates, continuing well into the autumn months. The soft fruit and apples were turned into over 150 jars of jam and chutney, and families had the opportunity of enjoying salad crops, rhubarb, and every type of green and root vegetable under the sun straight out of the ground!
We are all really hoping that your generosity may extend to this year’s crops too! We now have a growing number of families who are having difficulties as we gradually come out of “Lockdown”, and the safety net of the furlough leads to job-losses in our area. I am more than happy to collect any fruit and vegetables which are surplus to your needs and will set up new collection boxes which will be picked up on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays as usual.
I have my fingers crossed for a bumper harvest again – who knows what will do best this year! Personally, I should like to take a bet on courgettes! (tasty recipes for courgette burgers, curries etc. would be extra welcome!)
You have proved that Letchworth is truly a Garden City- thank you!”
Jenny.

Look out for the collection boxes later in the year, we will remind you of the details again nearer the time.

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