A growing number of people are discovering the benefits of allotment gardening to grow your own food, or for the healthy exercise.

 An allotment garden is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening and growing food plants.

Allotments are very popular but waiting lists vary from site to site.  Occasionally some sites may have vacant plots or short waiting lists but the situation varies throughout the growing season each year. 

You must be a Rhondda Cynon Taff resident to apply for a plot and you can register for a maximum of 3 different allotment sites.  You have to be on the waiting list to be offered a plot.

PLEASE NOTE:  Allotments are owned by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Local Town Councils, Community Councils and some are also privately owned. You should seek advice from the appropriate landowners / managers of the site you are interested in.

Please see a list of allotment sites run by RCT

Society run Sites – Details can also be found on the notice boards at the site

Local Town Councils contact details here

How to apply for a plot

Please contact us at parkscountryside@rctcbc.gov.uk and provide us with the following information: 

  • Name
  • Home address
  • Telephone number
  • Mobile number
  • Email address
  • Name of the allotment site you are interested in

 Offer of a plot

When there are vacant plots, the Site Representative will get in touch and invite you to visit the site. Allotments are offered on an as seen arrangement.

If you decide to take on a plot you may need to sign a tenancy agreement form.  The Site Representative will provide you with a site gate key and we will send you a bill for the plot. You will have agreed to abide by the Allotments Act 1950 and if applicable, any Allotment Society Constitution and or guidelines.

The allotment year starts on 1st April 2018 and rent is payable for the full year.

If you decide not to take on a plot, or if the Site Representative is unable to contact you, your details will be removed from the waiting list.

Note to Existing Plotholders:(dated 1st April 2018)

We wish to inform you that there is a confirmed 2.95% price increase on fees and charges across a range of services to be effective from 1st April 2018 which includes Allotments. This price increase will be reflected in your Allotment invoice which is due to be issued before the summer season of 2018. If you have any queries regarding this notice or wish to provide us with any information regarding your allotment do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

 

 

Leisure, Parks and Countryside Department

Telephone: 01443 490 469

Customer Services: 01443 425 001  Email: customerservices@rctcbc.gov.uk

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