Wotton-under-Edge Town Council runs two allotment sites, one at New Road having 42 plots, and the other at Knapp Road having 35 plots. Both sites are situated on south to south west facing slopes benefiting from well-drained soil. From the Town Council records, part of the Knapp Road site was acquired by the Council in 1968. The land at New Road formed part of the Secondary Modern School as a smallholding, rearing some livestock and growing crops. When in 1973 Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School became a comprehensive, the Secondary Modern School closed and the land was acquired by the Town Council to be used for allotments. There is also a portion of land at the New Road site that is leased from The Stephens Trust.
There is usually a waiting list for both sites and some plots are available as a half plot, should a full allotment be a little too much. Knapp Road Allotments have an active Management Committee which holds regular meetings and have an annual summer BBQ. The New Road site is in the process of forming a Management Committee for tenants. The Town Council has an Allotments Committee which meet four times a year and organises the annual Best Kept Allotment Competition, also incorporating an award for the Best Newcomer.
All new tenants receive an Allotment Agreement along with a quick reference of Dos and Don’ts and some useful National Allotment Society leaflets.Allotment Agreements Allotment Do’s and Dont’s
For anyone interested in having an allotment and wanting to add their name to the waiting list please contact:
Mrs Diana Hyam on 01453 521659 between 9.00am-12.30pm Monday to Friday
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org