Goole Town Council operate a number of allotments in Goole which are available to rent by members of the public.
Allotment gardening provides a wide range of benefits to individuals, communities and the environment including:
We currently manage 9 allotment sites totalling 291 allotments across the town, with one site at Ilkeston Avenue managed by an Allotment Association on our behalf.
To apply for an allotment, please contact Vickie Garner on 01405 763652 or email Vickie.Garner@goole-tc.gov.uk
Applicants must be aged 18 years or over and live in Goole. (Proof of age and residence may be required for all new tenants).
Please note that for allotment sites which are not managed by Goole Town Council, you will need to contact the owning organisation to apply for a plot.
The allotment rent period runs from 1st April to 31st March and tenants will receive their bill at the beginning of April. Tenants will have 1 month to pay their rent, after which an additional £5.00 administration fee will applied.
Rents are dependent on the size of the allotment and vary from £8.46 to £72.87 per year. Sites with a water supply also include a £15 water charge for the year.
A refundable £50 bond is payable upon signing the tenancy. This will be returned providing the allotment is in the same or better condition from when you took on the tenancy.
You can either pay in person at Junction or pay by card by calling 01405 763652.
The rules are set out in our current Allotment Tenancy Agreement, these rules have been in force since January 2013. Tenants who started a tenancy before that date will fall under a variety of different rules, which are set out in the specific tenancy agreement that they signed when they took over their plot.
You need to be a permanent resident within the administrative boundary of Goole and be a minimum of 18 years of age.
Allotments are offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and a waiting list is held for each allotment site. It is impossible to determine a waiting time, as allotment plots usually only become available when an existing tenant gives up their tenancy.
Yes, a tenancy can be put in two names.
Permission is required to erect any type building on an allotment as only certain types and sizes of buildings are allowed. Do not assume the presence of buildings on other plots will automatically mean you can have the same type/size as they may be there through historical rights held by long serving plot holders. If you erect any buildings without seeking prior permission, you may be required to remove them or face eviction.
You must contact us if you are thinking about keeping any animals on your plot as only certain types are permitted and a maximum of 6 livestock is allowed. You should not assume the presence of animals on other plots will automatically mean you can keep the same type of animal on your plot as the other animals may be there through historical rights held by long serving plot holders. If you bring animals onto your plot without seeking permission, you may be required to remove them or face eviction.
As a minimum, we expect new tenants to cultivate their plot during the main spring to autumn season and for it to be actively used throughout the year. Active use includes growing but can also include preparing the ground for cultivation or doing routine maintenance jobs like strimming back uncultivated areas, tidying up, and sorting out items retained for re-use.
Bonfires are not banned, however, it is essential that they do not cause nuisance to surrounding residents. The general guidance points below should be followed if you do intent to have a bonfire on your plot:
To report an illegally lit fire, please contact Vickie Garner in strict confidence on 01405 763652 or email Vickie.Garner@goole-tc.gov.uk