There is currently a waiting list of between 3-6 years to get a
plot and over 300 people on the waiting list. The length of
time people wait depends on how specific they have been about
where they want the plot - they don't come
free very often.
To overcome this long waiting time, we're splitting larger
vacant plots into a number of smaller plots and being more
pro-active about dealing with non-cultivation by plot-holders.
We're also looking at setting up new allotment sites and
hoping this will reduce the waiting time, but can't guarantee
We've just over 200 allotment plots across 25 sites that
we manage directly. We also have 10 self-managed
allotment sites with their own Allotment Society, who manage
their own waiting lists. On an allotment you can:
- Grow fruit and vegetables
- Keep chickens, ducks and pigeons*
- Keep bees*
- Grow a limited amount of cut flowers
Items marked with an * indicate that permission is granted on a
site by site and plot by plot basis as not all locations are
The best time to visit your local allotment site is Sunday
morning when there is a possibility that plot holders will be
around and can help you with any questions.
Apply for a council allotment
Fill in the form to add your name to the waiting list. If your
circumstances change while you are waiting, please use the
same form to let us know.
Join the Self-managed Allotment Site Society waiting lists
As well as going on the council allotment waiting list, you may
also wish to contact the Self-Managed Allotment Site Society to
join their waiting list too.
Heywood OL10 2DY
(Postal address only)
0845 226 1800