Allotment

Allotments

Gardening is a great way to be involved with the great outdoors – it's a good way to take light exercise, to be involved with nature, to watch the seeds that you sow grow into mature plants, and, what's more, you get to eat lovely fresh fruit and vegetables as a reward!

If you are over 18 and a Daventry resident you can apply to Daventry Town Council to have an allotment on one of our five sites:-

  • Daneholme has 42 plots and is situated at the top of Welton Road
  • Drayton East has 52 plots and Drayton West has 48 plots. They are situated at the end of Orchard Street
  • Staverton Road has 27 plots and is situated on Western Avenue
  • Welton Road has 31 plots and is situated at the bottom of Welton Road

Pink flower

What are the size and cost of an Allotment?

An allotment is traditionally measured in rods (perches or poles), an old measurement dating back to Anglo-Saxon times.

10 poles is the normal accepted size of an allotment, the equivalent of 250 square metres or about the size of a doubles tennis court, though a lots of the allotments in Daventry are 5 pole plots (half the size.)

The current cost of an allotment Sept 2020/21 is £4.70 Square Meters (per pole) meaning a 5 pole plot will cost you just £23.50 per year.


Polytunnel

How to apply for an Allotment

Please call 01327 301246 or email allotments@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk and we can send you one of our allotment application forms.

Alternatively you can download a copy of the Allotment Application Form below:

PLEASE NOTE: We currently have a waiting list for allotment plots on all our site.


Allotment Guidelines relating to Covid-19

Below is an important notice to all DTC Allotment Holders Relating to COVID-19.

Due to Government guidance Daventry Town Council have introduced certain guidelines for all allotment holders to adhere to:

Last updated: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:58