Allotments

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Council, non council allotments and fees.

Costs of allotments depend on:

Size of the plot (1 square rod is the equivalent of about 25 square metres, which means a 10 square rod plot is about 250 square metres)

Amenity level for the site (high amenity, average amenity, low amenity)

Non-Council managed and privately owned allotments have their own pricing. Please contact sites directly for more information.

High amenity sites

Simmons Lane, Sinnott Road, Suffield Hatch and Mount Avenue

Type of hire

per 25m2 or 1 rod

per 125m2 or 5 rods

In borough resident

£16.50

£82.50

65+ concession

£7.20 *LBWF residents only

£36

Out of borough resident

£40

£200

Average amenity sites

Auckland Road, Bateman Road, Beechwood, Browning Road, Cherrydown Close, Dawlish Road, Downsell Road, Hawkwood, Higham Hill Common, Hollywood Way, King's Passage, King's Road, Low Hall Lane, Markhouse Common, Marsh Lane, , Oliver Road, Pimp Hall, Ruckholt Road and Seymour Road

Type of hire

per 25m2 or 1 rod

per 125m2 or 5 rods

In borough resident

£13.50

£67.50

65+ concession

£6.20 *LBWF residents only

£31

Out of borough resident

£30

£150

Low amenity sites

These sites have no water tanks, grass cutting or communal buildings.

Mulberry Close, Wickham Road and Willow Tree

Type of hire

per 25m2 or 1 rod

per 125m2 or 5 rods

In borough resident

£11.50

£57.50

65+ concession

£5.20 *LBWF residents only

£26

Out of borough resident

£25

£125

Food Growing sites

Raised beds

Type of hire

Raised bed
In borough resident only £28

If you live in Waltham Forest and are over the age of 18 you can apply to rent an allotment from us (Proof of residence will be required for all new tenancies).

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See council managed allotment fees above.

Non-council managed and privately owned allotments have their own pricing. Contact sites directly for more information.

Please see the council's allotment tenancy agreement (50KB Word file)

You can:

  • Grow food - find out about the food growing scheme
  • Keep bees (but only on some sites with the Allotment Officer’s agreement)

You can’t:

  • Have bonfires
  • Grow anything illegal
  • Grow plants that are a nuisance to neighbouring plots
  • Keep livestock

Waltham Forest has the following types of allotment sites:

  • Council managed allotments (council waiting list only)
  • Council owned, non council managed (not available through the council)
  • Council leased, non council managed (not available through the council)
  • Privately owned (not available through the council)

Council managed allotments (non-leased)

  1. Auckland road Allotments, Auckland Road, Leyton*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Leyton Allotments Society. Email: leytonallotmentsociety@gmail.com
  2. Bateman Road Allotments, Burnside Avenue, Chingford. Email: allotments@walthamforest.gov.uk
  3. Beechwood Allotments, Larkshall Road, Chingford. Email: allotments@walthamforest.gov.uk
  4. Browning Road Allotments, Browning Road, Leytonstone*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Bushwood Allotment Society. Email bushwoodallotment@gmail.com
  5. Cherrydown Close Allotments, Cherrydown Close, Chingford*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Haseya Apothecary Garden. Email: info@thehaseya.org Web https://www.thehaseya.org/
  6. Dawlish Road Allotments, Dawlish Road, Leyton*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Leyton Allotment Society. Email: leytonallotmentsociety@gmail.com
  7. Downsell Road Allotments, Downsell Road, Leyton*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Leyton Allotment Society. Email: leytonallotmentsociety@gmail.com
  8. Hawkwood Allotments, Drysdale Avenue, Chingford. Email : allotments@walthamforest.gov.uk
  9. Higham Hill Common Allotments, Green Pond Road, Walthamstow*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Higham Hill Allotment Association. Email: secretary.hhcaa@yahoo.co.uk
  10. Hollywood Way Allotments, Hale End Road, Highams Park. Email: allotments@walthamforest.gov.uk
  11. Kings Passage Allotments, Kings Road, Leytonstone*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Bushwood Allotment Society. Email: bushwoodallotment@gmail.com
  12. Kings Road Allotments, Kings Road, Chingford. Email: allotments@walthamforest.gov.uk
  13. Low Hall Lane Allotments, Low Hall Lane, Walthamstow. Email alllotments@walthamforest.gov.uk
  14. Markhouse Common Allotments, Queens Road, Walthamstow*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Markhouse Allotment Association. Email: markhouselotty@gmail.com
  15. Marsh Lane Allotments, Leyton. *This site is managed in collaboration with Manor Gardening Society. Email: manorgardeningsociety@gmail.com
  16. Mount Avenue Allotments, Alpha Road, Chingford. Email: allotments@walthamforest.gov.uk
  17. Mulberry Close Allotments, Mulberry Close, Chingford. Email: allotments@walthamforest.gov.uk
  18. Oliver Road Allotments, Osier Way, Leyton*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Leyton Allotment Society. Email: leytonallotmentsociety@gmail.com
  19. Pimp Hall Allotments, Kings Road, Chingford *
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Pimp Hall Allotment Association Web: http://www.phaa.org.uk/index.htm
  20. Ruckholt Road Allotments, Ruckholt Close, Leyton*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Leyton Allotment Society. Email: leytonallotmentsociety@gmail.com
  21. Seymour Road Allotments, Seymour Road, Leyton. Email: allotments@walthamforest.gov.uk
  22. Simmons Lane Allotments, Simmons Lane, Chingford*
    *This site is managed in collaboration with Simmons Lane Allotment Association. Email: simmonslaneallotments@outlook.com
  23. Sinnott Road Allotments, Gurney Close, Walthamstow. Email: allotments@walthamforest.gov.uk
  24. Southwest Road Allotments, Southwest Road, Leytonstone. Email: allotments@walthamforest.gov.uk
  25. Suffield Hatch Allotments, Templeton Avenue, Chingford. Email: allotments@walthamforest.gov.uk
  26. Wickham Road Allotments, Wickham Road, Highams Park Email: allotments@walthamforest.gov.uk
  27. Willow Tree Allotments, Chingford Road, Walthamstow. Email: allotments@walthamforest.gov.uk

 

The following sites are not included on the council’s waiting list. Contact sites directly for more information:

  • Council leased, non-council managed
  • Private allotments

Non-council managed allotments (Leased)

  • Brookfield Allotments, Alders Avenue, Woodford Green
    Brookfield Allotments Association
    Contact Site Manager
    Email BrookfieldAllotmentsIG8@gmail.com
  • Cheshire Fields Allotments, St James Park, Walthamstow
    Walthamstow Town's Allotment Association
    Contact Steve Kelland, 07961 728234
    Email: s.kelland@hotmail.com
  • Chestnuts Farm Allotments, Forest Road, Walthamstow
    Walthamstow Town's Allotment Association
    Contact Barry Coidan , 07773028681
    Email: barry.coidan@gmail.com
  • Hoxton Manor Allotments, Chingford Road, Chingford
    Walthamstow Town's Allotment Association
    Contact Steve Kelland, 07961 728234
    Email:s.kelland@hotmail.com 
  • Low Hall Farm Allotments, Bridge Road, Walthamstow​
    Walthamstow Town's Allotment Association
    Contact Steve Kelland, 07961 728234
    Email:s.kelland@hotmail.com 
  • Roding Farm Allotments, Nutter Lane, Wanstead​
    Leytonstone Allotment Holders Association
    Contact Linda Kavanagh, 07857 890 52
    Email: laharodingfarm@gmail.com

Privately owned allotments

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