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.


The cost of an allotment plot from 1st April 2023 to 31 March 2024  is £2.32 per 15 square metres, plus an additional water charge and £15 admin fee per plot. 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 2023/2024 is £52.00.

Should you be interested in renting an allotment please contact the Council Offices or email 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
Photograph of allotment plot

Allotment Competition 2023

Uckfield Town Council in association with Staverton NurseryStaverton Nursery Logo

We are very pleased to announce that Staverton’s Nursery has agreed to sponsor the Allotment Competition again this year. We have worked with the judges to introduce some changes to the categories this year and are retaining the entry form for both the adults and children’s awards.

Continuing with the new rule

This year we will be continuing with the new rule introduced last year whereby anyone who has won a category in the previous two allotment competitions will be unable to enter that category.

This is similar to the RHS approach at its flower shows and we hope this will allow new or novice allotment holders to feel they may have a better opportunity of winning.

We are hoping that the judging will be able to take place during the first or second week in July and winners will be notified shortly after judging.

The prizes will be awarded at the Allotment Conference in 2023.

The competition closes on Friday 30 June 2023

Complete the Adult Nomination Form here

Complete the Children’s Entry From here

Comnplete the Scarecrow Entry Form here

Download the Allotment Competition 2023 Categories and Judging Criteria here

Paper entry forms are available at the Civic Centre Office.

Allotment Competition 2022 – Winners

Competition Categories

There were five Best Kept Allotment prizes available 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 an Ecological award judged on the mantra Reuse, Reduce and Recycle, including the reuse of items such as plastic pots, the efforts made to conserve water and encouraging insects and wildlife to the plot with natural or organic approaches to pest control as well as recycling other items on the allotment.


The winners of the allotment competition were announced at the Allotment Conference held on 12 October 2022 in the Civic Centre.

Best Kept Allotment – £25 voucher for each winning allotment (£10 for runner up)

Bell Lane – Vic Oliver (winner)
Bell Lane – Leon Stephen Davies (runner up)
Bird in Eye – No entries received
Framfield Road West – Andrew and Mary Ford
Framfield Road East – Gareth Sherry and Zoe Hudson
Ridgewood – No entries received
West Park – No entries received

Overall Winner – name added to plaque held in Civic Centre

Andrew and Mary Ford

Ecological Award – £25 voucher

Andrew and Mary Ford

Children’s Award – £25 voucher

Maya Kala

Image of runner beans on 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

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