Crawley

Main Menu

or browse by theme

  

Allotments

Sites with long waiting lists

The following sites are our most popular and have extremely long waiting lists. You may wish to consider an alternative location to reduce your waiting time.

  • Broadfield - Vulcan Close
  • Three Bridges – Gales Drive
  • Tilgate – Titmus Drive
  • Bewbush – Cuckfield Close
  • Gossops Green - Dormans
  

Sites with long waiting lists

The following sites are our most popular and have extremely long waiting lists. You may wish to consider an alternative location to reduce your waiting time.

  • Broadfield - Vulcan Close
  • Three Bridges – Gales Drive
  • Tilgate – Titmus Drive
  • Bewbush – Cuckfield Close
  • Gossops Green - Dormans
  

Allotment Sites in Crawley

There are 20 allotment sites located in almost all neighbourhoods within Crawley. To find out where your nearest site is located please see below.

No.

Neighbourhood

Sites

Plots

1

BEWBUSH

Ellman Rd

12

2

BEWBUSH

Cuckfield Close

29

3

BROADFIELD

Vulcan Close

26

4

GOSSOPS GREEN

Dormans

33

5

IFIELD

Ifield Green

35

6

IFIELD

Friends Meeting House

52

7

IFIELD

Patching Close

25

8

LANGLEY GREEN

Langley Walk

25

9

NORTHGATE

Railey Road

32

10

NORTHGATE

Five Acres

28

11

NORTHGATE

Newark Road

7

12

POUND HILL

Knepp Close

31

13

SOUTHGATE

Malthouse Road

36

14

SOUTHGATE

Hunter Rd

23

15

THREE BRIDGES

Scallows Close

18

16

THREE BRIDGES

Gales Drive

37

17

THREE BRIDGES

Hazelwick Avenue

51

18

TILGATE

Titmus Drive

71

19

WEST GREEN

Ifield Rd

10

20

LANGLEY GREEN

Cherry Lane

60

How much does it cost?

Allotment charges depend on the size of the plot, as they are charged per square metre. There is a 50% discount for those over 60. To view the current charges for allotments please see our Fees & Charges directory.

How to apply

Allotment tenancies are renewed every October, but you can apply for one at any time of the year. You can apply using our online Allotment Form , you can also use this form to make inquiries or to terminate your tenancy. Alternatively you can get a paper copy from the Town Hall. Please be aware that allotments are hugely oversubscribed and our current policy will only allow you to lease one allotment at any one time.

Allocation of plots

Seedling When you have reached the top of the waiting list for your chosen site, we will contact you and give details of the plot(s) available, inviting you to arrange a viewing on site with our Allotment Officer.

Once a tenancy agreement is completed you can start cultivation. We will send an invoice for payment.

Bee-keeping

Bees can be kept at allotment sites, on plots or possibly in other areas. Please email the Allotments team for further information.

Sheds

With written permission from the council, tenants are allowed to erect a shed, no bigger than 6x4, on their plot.

Site security

All sites have gates that are locked with a combination padlock. Tenants are given a combination on allocation of a plot.

Water supply

All allotment sites have standpipes where you can fill buckets and watering cans. Hosepipes are not allowed.

The supply is turned off from October to April each year (exact dates depend on weather forecasts) to prevent frost damage to pipes and taps.

Supply of water is included in your rent.

Site inspections

Regular inspections are carried out at each allotment site to ensure plots are being cultivated properly. We expect to see at least 25% of the plot cultivated in the first year, 50% in the second year and 75% in the third year and onwards. If plots are not worked in line with this we will send a non-cultivation letter to the tenant. This will allow 4 weeks to improve the plot. Failure to improve will result in loss of the plot.

Handy tips for your allotment

Here are some useful tips to make allotment gardening easier and more fruitful:

If your plot is overgrown:

Please contact us if you would like to buy any weed suppressant materials. We can supply these at very competitive prices.

01293 438362 allotments@crawley.gov.uk Click to email us:

Partnership Services
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

Contact Us

tel: 01293 438362

email: Click to email us:

address:
Partnership Services
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

GovDelivery icon