The Council manages over 600 allotment plots on 10 sites

The allotment rental year runs from January - December.
Plots of 2.5 square rods (7m x 7m or 62.6sqm) and 5 square rods (10m x 12m or 125sqm) are available for rent.

Prices are as follows:

Fees for 2023 are per rod and as follows:

Residents - £6.25
Senior Citizens & Personal Independent Payment (PIP) Recipients - £3.10 (1st 10 rods only)
Non–Residents - £12.50 (including Senior Citizens) Within a 5 mile radius of Bishop's Stortford
New Tenant Administration Set Up Fee - £30.00
There is a Key Charge of £8.00 at some sites

Fees for 2024 are 27p per sqm and as follows:

Residents - £6.75 per 125sqm
Senior Citizens & Personal Independent Payment (PIP) Recipients - £3.37 (1st 250sqm)
Non–Residents - £13.50 per 25sqm (including Senior Citizens) Within a 5 mile radius of Bishop's Stortford
New Tenant Administration Set Up Fee - £40.00
There is a Key Charge of £8.00 at some sites

Fees can be paid by cash, cheque (made payable to BSTC) or by internet and phone banking (details on request). We regret we are unable to accept debit / credit cards.

The Locations of the Allotment Sites are:

Barrells Down Road, CM23 2SU
Cricketfield Lane, CM23 2TD
Elm Road, CM23 2TD
The Firs, CM23 3QL
Hallingbury Road East, CM22 7QJ
Hallingbury Road West, CM22 7QJ
Haymeads Lane, CM23 5JJ
London Road, CM23 3DR
Thornbera Road, CM23 3QS
Ward Crescent, CM23 3GJ

Thorley Street is the new site due to open in 2024 

Please be aware that there are waiting lists at sites but you can download the Application form for an Allotment and view the Tenancy Agreement which will be completed by the administrator on allocation of a plot. .

We have recently introduced the possibility to keep bees and hens subject to appropriate rules.  
Please contact the Allotments Administrator Lesley Howell ( on 01279 712148 for further information. 

Allotment office hours are 8.00am - 12.00pm Tuesday ,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but please leave a message on the voice mail at any time and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Bishop's Stortford Garden and Allotment Association BSAGA

Many of our allotment holders are members of the Bishop's Stortford Allotments And Gardens Association which offers useful advice and fellowship. Please see their Facebook page.
Membership costs just £3.00 per year & the allotment shop can be found at Ward Crescent Allotment site CM23 3GJ on a Sunday morning January, October & November 10.00am to 11.00am
February - September 10.00am - 12.00am. Please see their website for a comprehensive & competitive range of products.

The Best Kept Plot Competition 2023

Taking photos of the 2 best kept plots on each will be done by the site agents during June and July.
The best on site and the best kept plot overall will be chosen by the Mayor Richard Townsend in August.

Nominations and results for 2023 were as follows:

Nominations                         Plot numbers                   Best Kept Plot

Barrells Down Road:                   6a & 11a                           6a             
Cricketfield Lane:                        1a & 15b                           1a                         
Elm Road                                      4                                        4                                    
Firs:                                              11 & 26                             11                                                     
Hallingbury Road East:               13 & 33                             35                      
Hallingbury Road West:              29 & 71b                          71b                            
Haymeads Lane:                         49b & 69b                         69b                     
London Road:                             3a                                       3a           
Thornbera Road:                        15c & 23b                          15c                           
Ward Crescent :                         230b & 241b                      241b                              

The site winners will received the 1st 125sqm (5 rods) of their holdings free of charge for 2024,
and the overall winner also received a choice of a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine. In
addition the BSAGA will give a year's Free membership to their Association to the overall site

Well done to everyone!! I am pleased to announce that the overall winner was judged by
Mayor Richard Townsend is plot Barrells Down Road 6a. 
Congratulations, a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates is on the way to the winner!