FAQs

How do I sign up for an allotment?

Please go to this page and fill out the application form.  This will place you on a waiting list for your chosen allotment(s).  You can apply for a plot on up to 3 different sites, with a noted preference of 1, 2 or 3.

What size are the plots and how much do they cost each year?

  • Plot size A Plots up to 75 square yards: £24/£14.25
  • Plot size B Plots from 76 to 150 square yards: £48/£29
  • Plot size C Plots from 151 to 300 square yards: £96/£58
  • Plot size D Plots from 301 to 450 square yards: £130/£76

Is there a deposit?

Yes, you need to pay a £40 deposit (£20 for concessions) when you first let your plot. This will be returned to you when you end your tenancy agreement if your plot is in a good state.

What concessions are available?

You are entitled to a 40% concession from the full rent if you are:

  • in receipt of a state pension
  • registered disabled
  • registered as a Job Seeker
  • a full time student

Tenants with concessions will be required to confirm each year by completing the appropriate form sent to them by the Administrator that they are still eligible. Failure to do so will result in the loss of the concessions and full payment will be required. A tenant may only have one plot eligible for a concession.

Can I keep bees and livestock?

Yes, we have two special Apiary sites at Bootham Stray and Carr Lane allotments for beekeepers.  The rent for these sites is £10 per year for a pallet stand that can have a maximum of 3 hives on it.  Please follow the normal application process by applying here.

Please consult your site secretary regarding keeping of livestock.  For some sites this is not possible due to their location or security. Only pigeons, rabbits, hens (no cockerels) and waterfowl may be kept on allotment sites.  If you do wish to keep livestock on your plot then an additional charge will apply.

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