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.
Plots vary in size and all sites have a water supply.
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.
CARPETS must NOT be used for weed control on allotments.
Uckfield Town Council in association with Staverton Nursery
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.
In a change to the competition this year we will be introducing a new rule where 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 2022.
The competition closes on Friday 1 July 2022
Paper entry forms are available at the Civic Centre Office.
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
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
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.
The winners of the allotment competition were announced at the Allotment Conference held on 11 September in the Civic Centre.
Bell Lane – Mr Huxley
Bird in Eye – Mrs Turner
Framfield Road – Mrs Berry
Ridgewood – Mrs Gardner
West Park – Mr Dawkins