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Allotments in Weymouth and Portland

There are 393 plots spread across 10 sites in Weymouth and Portland.

Apply for a plot

You can apply for an allotment plot in Weymouth and Portland. Plots are in high demand and there are waiting lists for some allotments. If you're under 18 an adult must complete the application for you. They will be responsible for any costs incurred.

Annual allotment charges

The annual rent can vary depending on the site but this will be made clear when making your application.

£29.20 for a 125m² (or five rod plot)

£27.65 for those aged over 60

Quibo Lane allotments

£51.25 for a 125m² (or five rod plot)

£45.50 for those aged over 60

Allotment waiting lists

Allotment plot waiting lists
 Allotment location Number of people on waiting list
White Roughet, Barclay Road, Weymouth  4
Goldcroft, Pottery Lane, Weymouth   9
Rodwell/Longhill, Rodwell Avenue, Weymouth  8
Westham Crossroads, Weymouth  9
Lanehouse, Weymouth  4
Faircross, Gypsy Lane, Weymouth (These plots are under self management) Contact the secretary at faircross@fornai.co.uk
Green Lane, St Martins Road, Weymouth DT4 9LN (These plots are under self management) Contact the secretary at  greenlaneaa@gmail.com
Sandsfoot, Rylands Lane, Weymouth   Plots available
Quibo Lane, Weymouth  10
Parsons Close, High Street,Weymouth  5
Grove, Grove Road, Portland 10

Download a Plot Holder's Guide for useful ideas and help.

Special provisions have been made for disabled gardeners. Please contact usfor more details.

Allotment tenancy rules and conditions

Plot holders must conform to the allotment tenancy rules and conditions

Composting on allotments

Composting on your allotment is an ideal way to recycle your garden waste and provides a dark, soil like substance that can be used to enrich and improve the quality of your garden soil, helping it to retain moisture and support healthy plant growth. It also helps to protect the environment as every bit of household waste that is composted reduces the need for landfills. 

Composting can take anything from 6 weeks to a year. Softer items such as grass decompose faster than woody material but both types should be added to your compost to ensure a good mix. Many weeds and almost any non-woody plants can be composted. Find out more about composting.

Bonfires on allotments

You must adhere to these rules when lighting a bonfire on an allotment:

  • compost rather than burn where possible. Materials that can't be composted or burnt should be taken to a tip
  • move stored material to a new location between April and the end of September before lighting your bonfire between October and the end of March so that any animals using the store as a home can escape
  • only burn when weather conditions are suitable to avoid causing a nuisance to local residents (wind drift)
  • don't set fire to large piles of material - start your bonfire with a medium stack and then add more material when it is very hot
  • only burn on your own plot, do not light fires for others
  • in the event of a reasonable complaint to the plot holder from another tenant or a member of the public with regard to a nuisance being caused, the bonfire must be extinguished immediately
  • please ensure that the bonfire is extinguished, if not burnt out, by dusk
  • all bonfires should be extinguished before you leave the site - do not let the fire smoulder after you have gone

Any violation of times or conditions will lead to termination of tenancy.

What can be burnt

  • organic matter such as wood, prunings and dry vegetable matter
  • pernicious weeds (when dry), such as Japanese Knotweed and plants infected with fungal diseases like Club Root, Downey Mildew or White Rot

What can't be burnt

  • other material that wasn't produced on your plot
  • non-vegetable matter such as plastic, rubber, roofing felt, bitumen or carpet
  • flammable liquids, such as old sump oil

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