How much is the allotment rent?

Lettuce in plated in rowsThe average cost of an standard 10 rod plot is ££68 per annum.

A standard concessionary discount of 50% is available to any tenant over the age of 60, or those in receipt of job seekers and other benefits.

Proof of eligibility must be provided in order to receive the discount. Concessions are only available to those tenants who are resident with the London Borough of Hounslow.

Can I keep animals on my plot?

You can keep fowl, rabbits and bees on your plot, with permission from the Allotments Officer, but if bringing a dog to the site you must keep them on a lead and under control at all times. Please make sure you obtain confirmation by calling 020 7901 3265.

Can I erect a shed?

You can, just make sure you obtain written conformation by calling 020 7901 3265.  Sheds must only be 6 X 4 in size

How big are the plots?

It depends; the standard size is 10 rods which is approx. 2,700 square feet. But sizes of plots may vary depending on availability.

Platter of lovely fresh veg.Can I have fires on the allotment?

No, fires of any type are not permitted.

Do any of the sites have allotment associations?

Yes - Cole Park, Hatton Road, Church Road, Snakey Lane and Chiswick. If you would like to contact any of the associations please call 020 7901 3265 for details.

Can I plant trees on my plot?

Small fruit trees can be grown provided they do not grow over 2.4 metres (8 feet) high or overshadow other allotments. You are not allowed to grow other trees on an allotment because they cast shadow and take goodness from the soil.

For further information

The Allotment Regeneration Initiative website has many factsheets available for download on all aspects of allotments and cultivation.

For the full rules applying to Hounslow Council’s allotments, click here
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To download and view the 2007-2012 allotment strategy for Hounslow click here
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If you have any other enquiries regarding allotments contact  020 7901 3265 or e-mail us at: hounslow.info@carillionservices.co.uk


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