We manage 3,000 allotments over 70 sites, including plots designed for disabled people (wheelchair and non-wheelchair users).
We also have a number of accessible plots with raised beds available at some sites and we can create accessible plots when needed.
Allotments are a good way of producing healthy fruit and vegetables at a relatively low cost, and you can produce them organically if you want to.
Sheffield Allotments 2019 Calendar
Our Sheffield Allotments 2019 calendar is finally here and available to purchase. For further information please contact us on 0114 2500500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winning photographs were taken by:
- Mr Frank Smith, Sharrard Road Allotments
- Mrs Sharon Ashton, Burncross Road Allotments
- Mr Robert Lord, Rustlings Road Allotments
- Firth Park Community Allotments, Brushes Allotments
- Mrs Doreen Skipper, Moss Way Allotments
- Miss Lisa Fowler, Moss Way Allotments
- Ms Anna Gregoriou, Meersbrook Allotments
- Mr Richard Taylor, Mickley Lane Allotments
- Mr David Cowley, Norton St Pauls Allotments
- Mr Stephen Winbolt, Finchwell Road Allotments
- Dr Cathy Davis, Harris Road Allotments
Concessions claim window
Once again there is a claim window for those eligible to claim a concession on their allotment charges. The claim window is now open and runs until Friday 15 March 2019. If you wish to claim a concession you must provide us with current proof of your entitlement (dated within the last 3 months, or awarded for a fixed period which has not yet elapsed) before this date.
If you don't have proof, please do not wait until near to the deadline to try to obtain it. This may result in you being unable to claim your concession.
If you fail to claim your concession you will need to pay full rent for your plot. You can only claim a concession on one plot.
You won't need to claim your concession again if you:
- are already claiming the senior citizen discount
- have already provided proof that you are receiving of a benefit which clearly states that it has been awarded for life. ‘Indefinite’ does not constitute ‘for life’
- have already provided proof that you are receiving of a benefit which clearly states that it has been awarded for a fixed period which has not yet elapsed
- are part of a community group already in receipt of a concession
If you are unsure whether you need to provide proof, please check with us.
Universal Credit is gradually being rolled out to replace a number of different benefits. We currently accept it as one of the criteria for claiming a concession. This may be reviewed in the future.
There is a 75% concession for those in receipt of the following:
- Universal Credit
- Income support
- Housing Benefit
- Council Tax Support
- Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Working Tax Credit with NHS tax credit exemption certificate (we will need to see your award letter and your NHS tax credit exemption certificate)
- Employment & Support Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance/PIP/Attendance Allowance
- Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
- Blue Badge
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Medical Exemption Certificate
- Pension Credit Guarantee
- War Disablement Pension
- Carer’s Allowance*
All full time students can claim a 25% discount (including those at college, University, and those completing a Master's degree or PhD). Previously a 75% concession was available, but only to students with a full student loan entitlement.
There is also a 25% age-related concession that can be claimed by tenants who reach state pension age on or before the 1 April 2019. Previously the age-related concession was available to anyone aged 60+. The concession will not be removed from those who have already claimed it.
*Carer’s Allowance has been added to the list of criteria.
Letters have been sent out to all Customers including a Direct Debit form. This needs filling in and returning before Friday 15 March 2019 if you wish to pay your invoice in this way.
Charges & payments
The charge for an allotment will depend on the size of the plot and whether the allotment site has a water supply.
Plot Size: up to 100m²
- rent: £26
- water: £14
- total: £40
Plot Size: up to 200m²
- rent: £53
- water: £29
- total: £82
Plot Size: up to 300m²
- rent: £73
- water: £41
- total: £114
Plot Size: 301m² or above
- rent: £114
- water: £49
- total: £163
If your site does not have a water mains supply you will only be charged the amount in the 'Rent' column.
Tenants receive an invoice each April for the 12 month period 1 April to 31 March.
New tenants starting part way through the year pay a pro rata amount.
It is important to follow the payment instructions on the back of the invoice carefully otherwise there may be a delay in allocating the payment to your invoice.
We no longer accept payment in cash or by cheque but you can pay by these methods at the Post Office.
Things to consider before you apply
New allotment holders find that they quickly develop new skills and knowledge and many plot holders see the development of their allotment as part of a positive lifestyle choice. However there are a few things to think about before you rush into getting your first plot:
- health and physical ability
- time commitment
- size of your plot
- learning what to do and when
- maintaining motivation
- it takes a great deal of time
Apply for an allotment
You can only apply for one site.
Private allotment sites
There are a number of privately managed allotment sites in Sheffield:
- Beighton (Orchard Lane): Alan Fergus - 07957 682986
- Brightside: Mr Brown - 0114 243 6588
- Darnall (Infield Lane): Mr David Tuxford - email email@example.com - Telephone Gail 07833945945
- Ecclesfield: Simon Athey - 0114 246 9003
- Ecclesfield: Mr S Cooper - 0114 246 1744 email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gleadless: Mr Ian Turner - 07414 475262
- Oughtibridge: Liz Hewett - email email@example.com
- Stannington: - Woodland View Allotment Society, Lynda Mackin - 07963157656
Many allotment sites in Sheffield have their own society. Allotment societies often bring benefits to an allotment site such as reduced price seed for tenants, opportunities to meet and share knowledge with other tenants, plant swaps, fundraising and events.
List of allotment societies in Sheffield
- Archer Lane Allotment and Home Garden Society
- Gleadless Garden Produce Association
- Hagg House Allotment Society
- Hagg Lane & District Gardeners' Allotments Society
- Handsworth and Richmond Allotment Society
- Hangingwater Allotment Association
- High Wincobank Allotment Association
- Highcliffe Allotment Society
- Heeley District Allotment Protection Society
- Holberry Gardens Allotment Association
- Infield Lane Floral and Horticultural Society
- Moss Way Allotment Group
- Reignhead Farm Allotment Association
- Rivelin Valley Allotment Co-operative
- Roe Wood Allotment Society
- Rustlings Road Allotment Society
- Sheffield Allotments and Leisure Gardeners' Federation
- Vicarage Lane Allotment Society
- Walkley Bank Allotment Society
- Woodseats Allotment Society
Community allotments offer individuals a chance to get involved in growing their own fruit and vegetables in a supportive community environment. Many of the projects are aimed at people who may have particular support needs or difficulty in accessing an allotment plot of their own.