Here you will find information about the cost of an allotment and details of how to put your name on our waiting list.
Nothing tastes as good as the fresh vegetables you can grow on an allotment. You can grow enough to feed your family, and the exercise will help to keep you fit. If you have a small garden planted with shrubs and flowers, with no room for vegetables, why not rent an allotment from the Council.
Apart from providing low cost food, they also provide valuable recreational opportunities involving healthy activity and social contacts. Allotments are significant to our green spaces and provide habitats for many forms of wildlife.
Allotments have evolved through a rich and varied history of social and economic change, the most notable being the 2nd World War where the public were encouraged to 'Grow their own Greens' and 'Dig for Britain'. The first legislative reforms date back to the Enclosures Act of 1845.
Copeland Coucil currently have five alotment sites throughout the borough. Four in Whitehaven area and one in Egremont. We are currently working hard to clear the sites and allocate site to people on the waiting list. If you would like to add your name on to the waiting list for an alotment please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01946 598300 and ask to speak to Nicky Scott, Neighbourhoods Services Officer.
Find useful information that will help you get growing either at home or on an alotment on the links below:
- Farm garden
- Garden Organic (formally HDRA)
- National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners
- National Allotment Garden Trust