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Information for applicants
© Hotwells & District Allotments Ltd 2007-2021
You can apply here for an allotment site
administered by the Hotwells & District Allotments Association
Before doing so, please read these important points:
1. We can only allocate plots to Bristol City Council Tax payers. Regretably we cannot accept applications from
outside this area.
2. Cultivating an allotment plot will mean hard work, at least initially. Unless you’re very lucky, most plots on
takeover will inevitably look a bit like a small jungle. The secret is to work the plot a little and often.
3. You must be prepared to commit, on average over the year, 5 to 6 hours a week, preferably more. So, before
applying, please ask yourself - have I got the spare time and commitment?.
How much will it cost? Charges currently are:
Small Plot £40.00, Medium £53.00, Large £70.00 per year (1 Oct - 30 Sep). That’s about 77p per week for a small
plot and we nearly always start new tenants on a small plot.
The initial rental is charged pro-rata. In addition you will be asked to pay a one off charge for either a whole shed
(£30.00) or a shared shed (£15.00) and a yearly subscription of £3.00 to the National Allotment Society(NAS).
How long will I have to wait to get a plot?
Most of our sites have a slow turnover, so you may find yourself
waiting up to 30
months or more*. If you have been waiting for more than one year, you will receive an email from
us asking you to confirm that you are still interested in getting a plot. The email will come from
so please put this email address in your address book. There is more information on the application form.
The allotment acts as reflected in our tenancy agreement means that you can
not use your
commercial means, i.e. selling on veg/herbs and other produce etc. (
2nd Schedule Clause 2). The tenancy agreement is for one person only (the plot holder). We do not offer joint
ownership of a plot.
*If you don’t want to wait, there are plenty of Council allotment plots available now at various sites throughout the City.
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