This section provides information and advice about allotments, how to get started and reasons for having an allotment.
Number of allotments available in the borough
- Reigate & Banstead Borough Council currently has 24 allotment sites across the borough with over one thousand plots
- allotments are provided as full or half plots
- a full plot is 250 square metres and a half plot is 125 square metres
- the current policy is to only offer half plots due to high demand
- there are plots available at:
- New Pond Farm
- Riding School
- Park Lane
- Map showing allotment locations (Google maps).
Self management of allotments survey
We are currently looking at the area of self management for our allotment sites. This gives the allotment holders more of a say in the way their site is managed and the potential to improve it how they want. To help us ensure that we make the right decision we would appreciate it if you could spend a few minutes telling us what you think via our survey.
Reasons for having an allotment
Allotments provide the opportunity to produce organically grown and unusual varieties of vegetables not available in the shops as well as many species of cut flowers for the home or shows.
There are currently about 100 people on the waiting list. However, there is no waiting list at New Pond Farm, Riding School and Park Lane sites. Please contact the Parks and Countryside team on 01737 276136 for more information:
- to put your name on the waiting list - you need to provide your full name, address and contact telephone number details
- you may put your name on the list for more than one site
- we suggest that you choose a site near to where you live.
The cost of hiring an allotment
- the charges are the same for all standard plots at all sites
- the charges for 2013 are £42.40 for a full plot (250 sqm) and £21.20 for a half plot (125 sqm)
- for information the charges for 2014 will be £25.00 for a half plot and £50.00 for a full plot.
- odd sized plots are charged per square metre.
Allocation of plots
When you have reached the top of the waiting list for your chosen site we will contact you by telephone and give details of the site steward who you arrange to meet on site to view the plot.
Once an agreement is completed cultivation can start.
Regular inspections are carried out by our staff to ensure that plots are being cultivated appropriately. A maximum of three letters will be sent to plot holders in the event of non cultivation.
In the event that this has not resolved the issue the termination begins to end the tenancy.
Details about sites and their location
- all sites have shared taps located around the site
- the water is turned off during winter to prevent frozen or burst pipes
- tenants can provide water storage containers on their plot
- some taps have water tanks already.
Some sites have toilet facilities also suitable for plot holders with a disability.
Sites with plots for tenants with disabilities
Wiggie Lane allotment site has a plot designed for plot holders with a disability.
Most sites have a parking area and at some you can take a car as far as the plot.
On some sites manure is available by arrangement with fellow plot holders or the steward.
Subject to agreement with the council and certain conditions plot holders can keep chickens and bees.
Location of sites
If you cannot get an allotment plot this scheme connects people who want to grown their own food to space where they can grow it. There are over 40,000 members and there are people in our borough offering and using land.
This scheme is not run by us, you can use this link to find out more:
Parks and Countryside team on 01737 276000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated : 03/06/2013