Allotments

Allotments are provided to enable residents of Uckfield to have access to space where they can grow produce for their own consumption, whilst enjoying the social aspects of allotment gardening in a green and healthy environment. The Council supports the use of environmentally friendly methods and promotes rain harvesting systems, such as water butts.

Sites are provided at the following locations:

Plots vary in size and all sites have a water supply.

Pricing

The cost of an allotment plot from 1st October 2020 to September 2021 is £2.32 per 15sq metre, plus an additional water charge. Tenants will be required to submit a deposit of such an amount as the Council may from time to time decide, which will be refunded at the time of cessation of the allotment tenancy provided the plot is left in a satisfactory and rentable condition. The deposit for 2021/2022 is £52.00.

Should you be interested in renting an allotment please contact the Council Offices or email allotments@uckfieldtc.gov.uk to add your name to the waiting list.

Notice to all Allotment Holders

CARPETS must NOT be used for weed control on allotments.

Framfield Road Allotment
Allotment

Allotment Competition 2020 Winners

We were still able to go ahead with the annual allotment competition this year with the help of our sponsors – Staverton’s Nursery – who provided the excellent judges.

Best kept allotment winners

Bell Lane – Alan Huxley
Bird in Eye – Emily and Neal Matheson
Framfield Road – Philip Manning
Ridgewood – Mrs A Butler and Mr B Gillett
West Park – Mr and Mrs Rowland

Overall Winner

The overall winner has their name added to the shield held at the Civic Centre.

Framfield Road – Philip Manning

Ecological Award winner

Framfield Road – Caroline Hoath

People’s Choice Award winners

New for 2020, the People’s Choice Award allowed plot holders to vote for their favourite allotment holder on their site. Not all sites voted.

Bell Lane –  Mr Vic Oliver
Framfield Road –  Mr and Mrs Phillips
Bird in Eye – David Moor

Children’s Award winners

Framfield Road – David Tobys
Framfield Road – Benjamin Newbery
Framfield Road – Thomas Newbery

Allotment Competition 2019 – Winners

Competition Categories

There were five Best Kept Allotment prizes covering the five allotment sites – Bell Lane, Bird-in-Eye, Framfield, Ridgewood and West Park. An overall winner was chosen from the winners of each of these whose name will be added to the plaque held at the Civic Centre.

In addition, there was a category for the Most Creative Allotment judged on the imaginative and creative use of the allotment space as well as the use of sustainable and innovative growing techniques.

Unfortunately, this year there were no entries for the children’s category for the Best Wigwam of Runner Beans.

Winners

The winners of the allotment competition were announced at the Allotment Conference held on 11 September in the Civic Centre.

Best Kept Allotment

Bell Lane – Mr Huxley
Bird in Eye – Mrs Turner
Framfield Road – Mrs Berry
Ridgewood – Mrs Gardner
West Park – Mr Dawkins

Overall Winner

Mrs Berry

Most Creative Allotment

Mrs Berry

Allotment competition 2019 winners

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