We are currently experiencing via our website high volumes of applications for allotment plots. Demand is far greater than availability of plots during this time. Our Federation allotment sites, there are 44, also receive direct applications and are reporting long waiting lists and some have now closed their lists to new applicants.
In recent years there has been a surge of interest in growing your own food. This has led to a big rise in demand for allotments as more and more people recognise the multiple benefits of being an allotment holder. Having a local space to grow fresh, affordable food, meet others, share tips and knowledge.
We recognise it is a major challenge to meet current demand with plots in short supply and growing waiting lists. Our advice is to be patient for now and consider directly contacting your preferred allotment site during the autumn to find out how your application is progressing.