About Our Allotments
Situated off the Weybourne Rd, Sheringham Town Council’s allotments gives some of the best views in Sheringham, overlooking the North Norfolk Railway, the Golf Course and the sea.
Allotments are available to residents of Sheringham only. The allotment holders in Sheringham are a friendly and social group of people of all ages, who enjoy gardening.
The Allotment consists of full plots which are 10 rods (approximately 250m2), half plots of 5 rods and some quarter plots which are 2.5 rods. The allotment site was opened in 2010 and was a brand new, purpose built allotment site. There is easily accessible parking on site and some raised beds to improve ease of access for allotment holders.
Each plot has a shed, a rain water butt and a composter. In addition, there are a few water dip tanks situated around the site for tenants use. Greenhouses are allowed on the plots.
Almost all the well cultivated plots are producing a range of vegetables, fruit, cut flowers and bulbs. A small percentage have small areas of lawn to enable the allotment to serve a leisure purpose, in addition to it’s primary function of food and flower production. The tenancy agreement also allows for tenants to keep chickens and rabbits on their plots.
One of the conditions of the tenancy agreement is that the allotment holder must have public liability insurance. This can be arranged through the Weybourne Rd Allotments Association. (WRAA) The subscription to the WRAA covers an individual for up to 5 million pounds. WRAA represent the allotment holders, when dealing with Sheringham Town Council. WRAA is affiliated with the South West Counties Allotments Association, which represents the allotment holders on a county and national level.
There is an ‘Allotment Representative’ appointed at the February AGM, who attends the ‘Allotment Commons and Cemetery Committee’ meeting of the Town Council, They report on the views of the allotment holders and also take part in the quarterly allotment inspections by the Allotments, Commons and Cemetery Committee. Continuation of the tenancy is subject to a plot being kept in a satisfactory condition.
Every summer there are awards given out by Sheringham Town Council, to recognise the hard work and success of allotment holders. Awards for the best kept allotment are given out in each size category.