Paying for your allotment
The deadline for returning direct debit mandates, claiming concessions and transferring plots is Friday 16 April 2021.
The deadline for ending your tenancy without incurring any charges for 2021/22 is Wednesday 31 March.
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.
Coronavirus - Using your Allotment
To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus whilst working on your allotment plot you should:
- keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly
- use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks
- observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2 to 3 metres
- do not share tools
- do not wash your hands in water troughs
- follow the National Allotments Societies guideline’s with regards to livestock maintenance
- lettings have now resumed. All vacant plots are now being allocated as quickly as possible. Please note that plots are now being offered by email in the first instance. If you are waiting for a plot, please remember to tell us if you change your email address.
- the invoices for 2021-2022 have now been raised and should be with customers during the week commencing 31.05.21. For any queries relating to your invoice, or if you do not receive your invoice, please contact the allotment office by email if possible (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by phone on 0114 2500500. Direct debit collections will commence in July (but those paying by direct debit will still receive an invoice for information).
Fires are now prohibited until the start of October. If you see a fire on an allotment, please contact the allotment office immediately.
Charges and 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: £28
- water: £15
- total: £43
Plot Size up to 200m²:
- rent: £57
- water: £31
- total: £88
Plot Size up to 300m²:
- rent: £82
- water: £42
- total: £124
Plot Size 301m² or above:
- rent: £122
- water: £52
- total: £174
If your site does not have a water mains supply you will only be charged for rent.
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.
If you want to pay by cash or cheque you can do so 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. If you apply for more than one site, only your first application will be considered.
Lettings are on hold due to the national lockdown. Consequently, a lot of sites currently have vacancies and the waiting lists are longer than usual. To give an accurate indication of where there are plots available and which sites you may expect to wait longest for, the map only indicates that there are vacancies if a site does not have a waiting list. The waiting list figures given are minus the number of current vacancies on that site.
All figures given are as a guide only.
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
- Ecclesall Allotment Association
- 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
- Norwood Allotment Society
- Reignhead Farm Allotment Association
- Rivelin Valley Allotment Society - firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.