Information about where your nearest allotment is, how long are waiting lists, what is the cost, going on the allotment waiting list, rules and restrictions, reporting inappropiate use and getting a new allotment site.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has the following allotment sites:
Many other allotment sites are available throughout the East Riding. Some are run by the local Parish and Town Councils, and some are run by allotment associations.
To find your nearest site it is best to contact your local Town or Parish Council – to find the contact details please use our Town and Parish Council Finder.
The waiting lists for East Riding of Yorkshire Council allotments vary from site to site.
Due to the demand for allotments increasing over the last few years, the number of people joining the lists has risen at a much quicker speed than the number of people leaving their allotments, so it is very likely that people joining the lists now will have to wait considerably longer than the people currently at the top of the lists.
Cost depends on the size of an allotment:
Small -100-199 square metres ( Band A) = £25.00 per year
Medium - 200-249 square metres (Band B) = £37.00 per year
Large - 250+ square metres (Band C) = £48.00 per year
Your money will be deducted from your account on a standing order at the start of April each year.
You can apply for an allotment online (opens in new window) and your details will be added to our database. When you are the next person on the list, you will be contacted to see if the available plot is satisfactory.
Due to the long waiting time on the allotment lists, and the high demand, we may occasionally send out a letter to everyone on the list to see if they still wish to remain on the list. This is to try and minimise the waiting time for all those people who continue to wish to have an allotment.
Please see the document below containing the rules and restrictions taken from the allotment holders contract:
Allotment rules and restrictions (pdf 23kb opens in new window)
If you suspect someone is using an East Riding of Yorkshire Council allotment inappropriately, or neglecting it, please use the general enquiry form on the right hand side of this page, giving as much detail as you can, and our officers will look into the matter.
Unfortunately these matters can take quite some time to resolve, as allotment plot holders must be given a suitable amount of time to bring their allotment up to the required standard, but we will try and rectify the situation as soon as possible.
If there are no allotment sites near you and you would like to try and get one set up, then the responsibility for this lies with your local Town or Parish Council – to find the contact details please use our Town and Parish Council Finder.
There are a variety of general online resources available to help or advise, including:
National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (external website)
Allotment Growing (external website)
Allotments Regeneration Initiative (external website)
There is also a very useful website giving details of the quest to set up some community allotments in the parish of Yapham cum Meltonby in East Riding of Yorkshire. It gives a good overview of their progress and would be a valuable resource for other people wishing to set up their own community allotments:
Gravel Pit Allotments (external website)