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Allotments

Introduction

Allotment
With an allotment comes fresh air, home-grown produce, a healthy lifestyle and a social community of people with similar interests. There are 15 allotment sites across the borough.

All our allotment sites have waiting lists. You can go on up to three waiting lists of your choice, but you are only entitled to one plot.

  • Applicants must be residents of St Helens Borough Council 
  • Applicants must be 18 or over

Council-managed allotment sites

If you are interested in one of the listed allotments, apply here

  • Ashtons Green Community Allotment, Moorfoot Road, Parr WA9 2DE - both horticultural plots and poultry plots
  • Bertram Street Allotment, Newton-le-Willows - horticultural plots
  • Cabbage Hall Allotment, Hard Lane, Windle - horticultural plots
  • Eccleston Old Lane Allotment, Hazel Grove, St Helens - both horticultural plots and poultry plots
  • Havannah Lane Allotment, Winter Grove, Parr - horticultural plots
  • Kentmere Avenue Allotment, Carr Mill - horticultural plots
  • Mesnes Park Allotment, Sanderling Road, Newton-le-Willows - horticultural plots
  • Milton Street Allotment, Sutton Manor - horticultural plots
  • Nutgrove Allotment, Scholes Lane, Thatto Heath - horticultural plots
  • Parr Depot Allotment, Bedford Street, Parr - horticultural plots
  • Recreation Street Allotment, Parr - horticultural plots
  • Walkers Lane Allotment, Sutton Manor - horticultural plots

The allotments are in green on the map, the yellow ones are the self managed sites 

How do I apply for an allotment?

You can apply online to go on our waiting list or telephone our Contact Centre on 01744 676789.

Please note: Applications are placed on a waiting list - acknowledgement of your application will be received within 10 days of submission.

Apply for an allotment 

How much is the allotment rent?

As of 1 April 2022, the rent for a plot on a council-managed site is £0.30 per square metre.

Water rates will be charged at an additional £0.06p per square metre.

Plots vary in size; an average plot is 250 square metres.

You will be entitled to a 50% concession on the rent element of your plot, if you are over 60 or in receipt of certain benefits.

Additional fees

There will be a one-off charge of £30 for you to enter into a tenancy agreement with the council.

Keys are available for a £20 deposit, refundable on the production of a receipt.

 

Self-managed allotment sites

If you are interested in a self-managed allotment, you will need to contact the site secretary. Please see below information 

  • Harlow Allotment, Harlow Close, Thatto Heath - horticultural plots : Secretary :  Jeff Polding Tel : 07908 849 606 Email : jeffreypolding@gmail.com
  • Rainford Allotment, Bushey Lane, Rainford - horticultural plots : Secretary : Brenda Godwin Email : rallotment@hotmail.com
  • Rob Lane Allotment, Newton-le-Willows - horticultural plots : Secretary : Harry Whitfield Tel : 01744 600951 Email : h.whitfield19@hotmail.co.uk

These sites are in yellow on the map, the rest are St Helens Council