Allotment Rent

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Allotment Rent

Post: #191616 Plotter
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:22 pm

Invoice arrived at the weekend, it's gone up to £52 a year. Massive price hike. (Was only thirty something last year.) Phoned the council department and the bloke sounded as cheesed off as me, obviously dealing with a lot of complaints, all concessions cancelled too, this is going to put many people off, perhaps that's the point.

Annoyed. :angryfire:

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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #191621 Green Aura
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:50 pm

Still not bad though is it - a quid a week for enough space to feed a family?
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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #191622 marshlander
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:02 pm

Rates seem to vary wildly accross the country depending on land value and the facilites at the site. Councils are also under pressure to break even on allotments as with other services and can no longer subsidise the cost of running them, so prices are generally on the up I'm afraid.

Still cheaper than the gym and hopefully you can have a chat and a bit of fun with the other plotholders!
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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #191652 becks77
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:19 am

That is a huge rise, mines just gone up to £15 p/a for a single plot.
Hope you will you be able to carry on.
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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #191658 grahamhobbs
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:19 am

Ours is around £90/year (its a big plot), but some people pay that for a couple of months tv, I know what I'd rather have.

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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #191667 becks77
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:57 am

grahamhobbs wrote:Ours is around £90/year (its a big plot), but some people pay that for a couple of months tv, I know what I'd rather have.


Me too!
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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #191754 citizentwiglet
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:57 pm

We've just got a raised bed (23 ft long by 4 ft wide, and 2.5 ft high) at the community garden, and that's £52.00 a year, so don't feel too hard done by.

I'm not wanting to sound mean here, but I'd been on the allotment list up here for 6 years, and I'm still nowhere near the front of the list - hundreds of thousands of people are in the same situation, so just be thankful you've got one at all!

Mind you, we do get the use of the polytunnels and potting shed / subsidised shop / toilet / tea and coffee facilities for that too. Ours isn't a council thing, though, it's a community project mostly funded by the Climate Challenge Fund, but we do have to charge so much to cover our insurance as we need to cover volunteers for the garden as well as just the 'structures', IYSWIM.

As another poster said, that's only £1.00 a week for a wonderful resource that so many people would be delighted to pay double for, be thankful! All the councils are struggling at the moment, it's understandable that they need recoup money from somewhere. Your overall savings from growing your own instead of buying it still far outweigh the price increase.
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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #191793 Nomada
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:55 am

Mine seems to have been quite cheap, 42 quid for the rent, then 50 to keep the shed and the greenhouse that belonged to the last person. Still works out at less than £2 a week to have it.
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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #191853 Helsbells
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:06 pm

I pay about £25 per hear for a half plot. Its pretty bog though.
I have a friend in South Wales who pays something like £14 per year!!

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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #192075 gunners71uk
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:07 pm

we have 2 allotments 10 rod about 80ft by 25 ft thats £28 incl water
and another 92 sq yards £7.60 plus pro rata water rates

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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #192184 jumping bean
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:37 pm

I have 1/4 plot (15.5m x 9m) which is £2.50 a year. I'm happy, and it's only 2 minute walk away.

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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #192195 gunners71uk
Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:39 am

i think allotments are a good deal i dont smoke or drink but if a person smoked 20 fags a week thats got to be nr a fiver so thats 260 and say some one drank two beers or a bottle of wine a week thats say four quid thats 228 or say someone spent a fiver a week on the gees gees thats 260 and your have nothing to show for it esp the top 2 also if you look at broad beans i have 120 plants say they yield 2lb per plant thats 240lb of beans incl pods in the shops say there a quid a pound thats 240 quid thats one item which has paid for your allotment seeds and maybe some barbeques too so you can see its good vlaue i thinkso too.

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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #192805 happyhippy
Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:20 pm

We had a very large plot in a town before we moved,and we paid £20 per year for our allotment,which was extremely cheap.Now we have moved to a house with a much bigger garden,and it was a wrench to give up the allotment,but it would be going to someone who was desparate to start growing,and I know the waiting list was a long one.

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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #192902 Harasimow
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:02 pm

Just beento pay mine. Six English pounds. Dirt cheap!

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Re: Allotment Rent

Post: #193737 moocher
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:34 pm

hello ishers long time no speak,
me & my wife have just taken on 2 5m x 15 m plots rent is £2.75 a week each,
this is on farm land off the farmer not via council,
water is on site and as the bottom bit gets boggy there may be space to rent for chickens.
rent wise may seem dear but my gardens taken up with childrens stuff.

it was rotavatored 2-3 years ago and once the grass is taken off the soils nice apart from the occasional bracken root .


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