Allotments

BURBAGE Parish Council has allotments at two sites in the parish. There are 75 plots at the main location at Woodland Avenue, off Hinckley Road, and another dozen at Blackways Meadow, between Brookside and the railway line.

The centrally situated Woodland Avenue site is very popular and tenants there grow a wide variety of first-class crops on some well-tended plots. Most of the plots can be rented for a modest annual cost.

A piped water supply to convenient points supplements storage tanks and vehicle access to the perimeters of the site is possible, via a gated track off Woodland Avenue at its Hinckley Road end.

There is a second padlocked gate (tenants are given a key) at the bottom access point off Woodbank, where there is a car park which allotment holders can use.

A resurgence of interest in allotment gardening has meant that plot occupancy is usually high and there is often a waiting list.

To give as many people as possible the chance of a plot, only half- plots (roughly 150 sq mtrs) are being offered to new applicants. Only one half- plot per household is allowed and all applicants must live in the parish. All tenancy agreements must be made in a single name and are non-transferable.

A deposit (currently £50) is payable, and will be refunded if the plot is handed back to the council in an acceptable state.

The allotment year runs from April 1st until the end of March, with annual rent payable from that date, or pro rata for mid-season lets.

If you are interested in applying for an allotment tenancy in Burbage, application forms are available from the parish office on 01455 637533 or by mailing info@burbage-council.co.uk

Alternatively, use the Application for an Allotment Tenancy form to provide your details.