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Allotments

Allotments in Swale

Allotments are a great place to grow your own produce, whether its fresh fruit, vegetables or flowers, free of pesticides and chemicals. Allotment gardening is a very efficient form of exercise, a couple of hours a week spent digging, raking, planting and weeding increases strength, flexibility and muscle tone as well as burning off excess calories.

We have 13 allotment sites, 4 in Faversham, 5 in Sittingbourne, 2 in Sheerness and 2 in Queenborough. The majority of the sites are run by self management groups. There are also allotment sites run by Parish Councils. Details of Parish Clerks.

Faversham Allotments

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No.LocationResponsibility / ContactPlots Condition
1 Stonebridge Ponds
Stonebridge Ponds Allotment Society
Mr B Clayton (Secretary)
62 Westgate Road
Faversham
Kent
ME13 8HE
83 Full
2 North Preston
North Preston Allotment Society
Mr Ian Castle (Chairperson)
61 Goldfinch Close
Faversham
ME13 7EP
14 Full
3 Millfield
Millfield Allotment Society
Mrs S Todd (Chairperson)
54 Cheyney Road
Faversham
Kent
ME13 8DG
68 Full
4 St Nicholas Road
Swale Borough Council
Swale House
East Street
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 3HT

01795 417850 (Customer Service Centre)

0

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Sittingbourne Allotments

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No.LocationResponsibility / ContactPlots Condition
5 Riddles Road North and South
Sittingbourne Allotment Holders and Gardeners Society
Mrs Pauline Clark
146 Full
6 Bayford Court
Sittingbourne Allotment Holders and Gardeners Society
Mrs Pauline Clark
40 Full
7 Staplehurst Road
Swale Borough Council
Swale House
East Street
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 3HT

01795 417850 (Customer Service Centre)

10 Full
8 Homewood Avenue
Swale Borough Council
Swale House
East Street
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 3HT

01795 417850 (Customer Service Centre)

4 Full
9 East Hall Farm
Swale Borough Council
Swale House
East Street
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 3HT

01795 417850 (Customer Service Centre)

28 Full

Isle of Sheppey Allotments

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No.LocationResponsibility / ContactPlots Condition
10 Park Avenue, Queenborough
Swale Borough Council
Swale House
East Street
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 3HT

01795 417850 (Customer Service Centre)

20 Full
11 Coronation Crescent, Queenborough
Swale Borough Council
Swale House
East Street
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 3HT

01795 417850 (Customer Service Centre)

6 100% uptake
12 Medway Road, Sheerness
Sheppey Horticultural Society
Mrs S Underhill
41 Swale Avenue
Queenborough
Isle of Sheppey
ME11 5JX
123 80% uptake
13 Nursery Close, Sheerness
Sheppey Horticultural Society
Mrs S Underhill
41 Swale Avenue
Queenborough
Isle of Sheppey
ME11 5JX
90 Full
14 Park Avenue, Leysdown
Leysdown Allotment Association
Ms Stella Woolnough

07821 151189
 60  9 vacant plots

Allotment Fees

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History of Allotments

The origins of allotments can be traced back to Elizabethan times, where pieces of common land were allotted to individuals -"a portion of land or a field given to a cottager for their personal use".

Allotments as we know them now began to evolve during Victorian times, due to high density housing and the need to "provide an alternative to drink and other unworthy pursuits of the poor".

During the two world wars, there was a huge growth in the number of allotments, as they were a major food provider. Following on from the Second World War and the end of rationing, allotments started to fall into decline.

Since the sixties and the evolution of modern farming techniques, food has become plentiful and inexpensive, leading to a decline on the popularity of allotments, so much so that in Britain, more than half of all allotments have been lost in the last forty years.

Recently, however, there has been renewed interest in allotment gardening.

Fees and Charges for Allotments

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