Allotments

Mill Chase Allotment

The Council manages two allotments sites; one on Mill Chase Road opposite the Recreation Ground and one at Savile Crescent next to the Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve: 

 

  • Mill Chase Allotments - 22 half plots, 1 full plot and 1 inclusive accessible plot with individual raised beds. what3words location of Mill Chase allotments is: ///economics.slot.robot
  • Savile Crescent Allotments - 14 plots and a communal area. what3Words location of Savile Crescent allotments is: ///hobbit.circus.choirs

Current plot charges:

The allotment year runs from the 1st of October until the 30th of September. This is reviewed annually by the Town Council.
Any allotment plots taken up after the 1st of October will be charged at the new rate on a pro rata basis if applicable.

Mill Chase: £22.50 half plot and £45.00 full plot.

Mill Chase Inclusive Accessible plot with raised beds: rent to be agreed.

Savile Crescent: £25.00 half plot.

Administration Charge: When an allotment plot is first taken on the tenant is required to pay the annual rent plus a one-off non-refundable administration charge, currently £30.00 – reviewed annually (by Council). See also Deposit below.

Deposit: A refundable deposit of £50.00 will be charged by the Council and will be payable by the tenant at the time of agreed acquisition of the plot and will be retained by the Council until the tenant relinquishes their plot and it has been inspected by Council staff to establish the satisfactory condition of the plot prior to issuing the deposit (terms and conditions of the Tenancy Agreement apply).

Tenancy Agreement:
A Tenancy Agreement is in place which gives full details of the Council’s Allotment Terms and Conditions – all allotment tenants are required to complete and sign an agreement at the start of their tenancy and the Council will retain a signed copy for their records. Tenancy Agreements are renewed and issued annually on the 1st October, or issued for any plots hired part way through the season which will then be renewed annually on 1st October. Tenancy Agreements are issued at the same time as the annual invoice for hire of a plot.

Allotment Waiting List/Allocation of plots:
We currently have a long waiting list for Council allotment plots for use by residents of Whitehill & Bordon and any Whitehill & Bordon resident can apply for a plot.

It is difficult to give an indication of how long a resident will have to remain on the waiting list until a plot becomes available, as some tenants have had their plots for many years whilst others may take on a plot for only a short duration. Vacant plots are offered to residents in priority order as they appear on the allotment waiting list. The Council will also endeavour to routinely contact all residents on the waiting list to check that they still have a requirement for a Council allotment plot and to check that they are still a resident of the town. The Council will update their contact details in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Please note that plots are taken on in the condition as seen at the time of viewing. A photograph of the plot will be taken by a member of Council staff at the start of the tenancy for the Council’s records and will also form part of the inspection process prior to issuing the deposit.

 

To be added to the allotment waiting list please email info@whitehilltowncouncil.gov.uk where we will also require GDPR confirmation for us to retain your contact details for an allotment enquiry.  

Savile Crescent Allotment