Allotments Managed by Hertford Town Council
Allotment gardening helps to promote a healthy lifestyle, providing an affordable source of fruit and vegetables, plenty of fresh air, healthy exercise and a good way to de-stress from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It can be a social activity as well, bringing together people from all age groups and various social backgrounds around a common interest.
The Town Council has 6 allotment sites in Hertford which are located at Bengeo, Cromwell Road, the Folly, Hertingfordbury, Sele and North Road.
Water is provided on all allotment sites and there is a rolling programme of site visits by Council Staff throughout the year. Maintenance work, site improvements and general tidiness of all sites are undertaken in accordance with a programme agreed by the Town Council. For the allotments Rules and Regulations please see the link below.
To help improve communications between the Council and allotment tenants the Council is encouraging "self-help" groups to set up on all allotment sites. Cromwell Road allotments site now has a ‘Forum’ group established for plot holders and meetings are held throughout the year.
The allotment sites are divided up into allotment plots. Plots are usually either 10, 5 or 2.5 poles in size, with a 5 poles plot measuring 125 sq metres or thereabouts. A 5 poles plot is considered a good size to supply fresh fruit and vegetables to feed a growing family and a 2.5 poles plot is a manageable size for those with a busy lifestyle. The current cost for a plot is £6 per pole per annum.
There are currently a few vacancies at Cromwell road only. If you are interested in renting an allotment at either, Bengeo, Folly, Hertingfordbury or Sele Road, please contact the Town Council Allotments Officer by emailing email@example.com and we can place you on one of our site waiting lists.
Mudlarks is Hertford’s community gardening charity, situated at the Cromwell Road allotments site. We aim to integrate people with learning difficulties and mental health issues into the community through gardening whilst promoting conservation and allowing people of all abilities to learn and work together.Find Out More