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Allotment inspections

The Council will formally inspect allotments during the main growing season and on an ad hoc basis throughout the year. We do this to benefit current tenants, people on the waiting list, the surrounding community and the local environment.

What we expect to find:

  • all plots (including any greenhouses or polytunnels) to be fully worked and utilised for the ‘growing of produce to feed your household’
  • the plot is clean, tidy and free from perennial and annual weeds or rubbish
  • cultivation to cover 75% of the allotment plot within 12 months of starting the tenancy
  • paths are neatly maintained, grass cut, free of weeds/rubbish and obstructions
  • hedges and fences are cut and well maintained
  • sheds and greenhouses are in good condition
  • all the area available in greenhouses or polytunnels is being used
  • the crops grown are clean, healthy and free from pest and disease.

As per allotment agreement, it is the plot holders responsibility to cleanse, repair and maintain all ditches, fences, gates and paths forming part of or adjoining the plot excluding the boundary fences of the Allotment Gardens.

We inspect our sites regularly to ensure that all plots are being fully worked and we will take appropriate action if plot holders are not working their plot in keeping with their tenancy agreement.

If you have a genuine reason why you can’t work your plot you must contact us as soon as possible to explain the circumstances.

Spring inspections 2024

Spring inspections will commence in April 2024. Please see below timetable for the upcoming inspections. All inspections are weather dependant and are subject to change, therefore we are unable to confirm which day during the week specified below that the site will be inspected.

Site name Inspection date in the week commencing
Abb Scott Lane 22 April
Avenue Road 13 May
Bowling Park 27 May
Bullroyd 29 April
Cecil Avenue 20 May
Commercial Inn 6 May
Common Road 22 April
Derby Road 20 May
Esholt Lane 6 May
Greengates 22 April
Harewood Street 13 May
Haworth Road 6 May
Haycliffe Lane 6 May
Heaton 29 April
Highfield Terrace 22 April
Legrams Lane 29 April
Little London 6 May
New House Lane 22 April
Park Road 22 April
Queens Road B 22 April
Scotchman Road 6 May
Speeton Avenue 13 May
Stanacre 29 April
Stanley Street 22 April
Sunny Bank Road 13 May
Undercliffe 29 April
Valley Allotments 22 April
Whetley Grove 29 April
Worthinghead Road 22 April