Important Information for our plot holders – COVID-19

As you are aware the situation has changed regarding how much time we are to spend outside and where we are allowed to visit. The allotments are all currently open and will remain so until we are advised otherwise. Travel to and from the allotments is permitted if due precautions are taken. Visiting the site constitutes your daily exercise set out by the government.

However, any plot-holder who is self isolating because a household member is ill with corona-virus should not be visiting the site.

We ask that all tenants visiting the site also bear the following in mind;

  • Please keep your distance from other tenants to help limit the spread of the virus. Follow current government guidelines about social distancing.
  • Do not share tools or any other equipment with another plot holder.
  • Be careful after touching site gates, locks or other communal assets. Disinfect your hands after each use.
  • The use of the sites if for allotment tenants only. No groups are allowed on site and only family members that live with the tenant can enter the site if the tenant is also present.
  • Do not use the water troughs to wash hands or equipment to sterilise them. The water is for watering purposes only. Be careful not to contaminate the troughs with any soap or other chemicals.
  • Please stay on your plot at all times and do not enter another plot under any circumstances.

Please note that there will be no plot inspections taking place across any of our sites until further notice and no warning or Notice to Quit letters for non-cultivation will be sent out to tenants until this outbreak has passed.

We urge all our allotment holders to do what they can to their plots to help reduce the growth of weeds and grasses during this time that may overwhelm the plot if you are unable to visit for an extended period.

As a Council we will also face restrictions over the coming weeks as to what we can do in terms of maintenance and repairs that might be needed. We will try and rectify these issues when we can, but it might be necessary in the meantime for allotment tenants to come up with short term solutions themselves.

If you have any questions, please email me at allotments@newport-pagnell.org.uk

Keep safe and well in the meantime.

Thank you.

Sharon Bull
Allotments Officer 

Allotments In Newport Pagnell

The Town Council currently manages 286 allotment plots on 5 sites in Newport Pagnell.  The sites are situated at Lakes Lane 50 plots, London Road 50 plots, Railway Meadow 98 plots, Tickford Street 56 plots and Willen Road 32 plots.

For maps of the sites click below:

Plot sizes range from between 100 sq meters - 200 sq meters (4-10 poles) which equates to 25 square meters per pole.  

Please note - All plot sizes are approximate.

Currently only Newport Pagnell residents are eligible for an allotment.

The rental cost for 25sq m (25 sq m = 1 pole) as of 1st October 2019 is £5.04 per pole. There is a one off £10 admin fee when taking on an allotment plot which includes a £5 refundable key deposit.

The Allotment Committee meet monthly in the Town Council Chamber (in the Summer months).  Each site has a representative to help with enquiries and add to the smooth running of the allotments (please refer to Site Rep Information).

We currently have vacant plots at the London Road, Tickford Street, Railway Meadow and Willen Road allotment sites. If you would like more information about these or require information about any other allotment matter please contact Sharon Bull on 01908 618756.