Allotments in Lancaster district
The importance of allotments
Grow Your Own Food
Plants are not the only things that are nurtured on allotments. Community spirit, healthy lifestyles and an appreciation of our environment are all cultivated too. Allotments are wonderful places – where people of all ages and backgrounds can get some exercise, have a natter, soak up the sun and listen to birdsong, at the same time as growing good food.
If you have ever fancied trying your hand at gardening and are interested in fresh air and even fresher food you could choose to rent a local allotment plot.
How to get an allotment
There are 11 allotment sites owned by Lancaster City Council across the district, all self-managed by their own Allotment Associations. These allotments offer over 500 cultivated plots in total. There are also a number of private and parish council owned allotment sites in Lancaster district with approximately 125 plots in total.
To find a contact for your local allotment association please download a copy of the contacts lists at the right of this page. The contacts for each site can provide information on rental costs, length of waiting list and a wide variety of other information you may wish to know about their site.
Scotforth allotment consultation
There is significant demand for allotments within the Lancaster district. To satisfy some of the demand the council has agreed for agricultural land behind the current Scotforth allotment to be converted in to a new allotment area.
A consultation was launched last summer with interested residents. Following this, two options for the site were prepared and were consulted on again in December 2012.
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Guidance for allotment associations
Lancaster City Council allotment associations can visit the Guidance for Allotment Associations pages for further advice and materials to assist with implementing the lease agreement package for their site.
Allotment Reserve Fund
Please note that this fund is no longer available. For other funding opportunities please see Funding Your Environmental Projects.
ALMA (Association of Lancaster and Morecambe Allotments)
ALMA was set up in 2004, and represents 10 local allotment sites.
ALMA estimates that at least 1,500 people are involved in tending allotments in Lancaster district, with plots often having multiple occupancy and usage by more than one member of the same family.