Allotments

Allotment Officer - Raymond Sonley - 01535 635476

(Please Note: We do have a waiting list and priority is given to the residents of Sutton-in-Craven)

In the United Kingdom, allotments are small parcels of land rented to individuals usually for the purpose of growing food crops.

There is no set size but the most common plot is 1 rods, an ancient measurement equivalent to 302 square yards or 253 square metres.

Allotments have evolved through a varied history of social and economic change the most notable in the Second World War where the famous ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign exhorted and educated the public to produce their own food.

The first legislative reforms date back to the Enclosures Act 1845.

Allotment gardening provides a wide range of benefits to communities and the environment. Allotments are significant to our green spaces and provide habitats for many forms of wildlife.

Bridge Road Allotments

Taking on an allotment plot enables the provision of fresh home grown vegetables, fruit and flowers, free from artificial additives at a much lower cost than the supermarkets.
It also allows you to enjoy a healthy outdoor life with exercise and gives opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests.

The Parish Council rent out the allotments on Bridge Road for a small annual fee.
There are at present twenty three plots.
Please note priority is given to the residents of Sutton-in-Craven.

Raymond Sonley

Allotment Officer

01535 635476

Bridge Road Allotments