We have seven allotment sites around the town, in the following locations:-
Cemetery Road & Dumpfield - near the Water Tower on Cemetery Road.
Scarning - opposite Chestnut Road, behind the bus stop.
Cherry Lane 1 & 2 - near Dereham Windmill.
Southend - near Moorgate play area, behind the rugby field.
Toftwood - the Toftwood site is accessed from Charles Close.
Applying for an Allotment
If you are interested in taking on an allotment, please complete an application form and return it to us. Some sites are more popular than others and so you may have to be added to a waiting list, but do not let this put you off; allotment inspections take place three times a year, with rent collections in October, and during these periods vacancies can often arise.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is an allotment?
As from April 2022 allotment rent will be charged at £2.37 per rod (25 square meters). Rent is due to increase to £2.49 per rod from April 2023. The average plot size is 10 rods, but we do have some smaller or larger ones.
Can I use a hosepipe on my allotment?
Hosepipes can only be used to fill up a water butt and must not be used for watering crops directly. Sprinkers are not permitted.
Can I keep chickens on my allotment?
Yes, you can keep hens, however you will require written permission from us. Complete an application form to apply for permission. Up to six hens are permitted per tenant, however cockerels are not allowed.
Can I have a shed or greenhouse on my allotment?
Yes you can, however you will require written permission from us. Complete an application form to apply for permission.
Can I have more than one plot?
Yes you can; a plot holder is allowed up to 40 rods, which can be spread over a number of plots.
The Dereham and District Allotments and Gardeners Society (DDAGS) ceased activities in summer 2020.