How can I get an allotment in Newcastle? Locations and application information for those looking for a patch
National Allotment Week is coming up.
Starting on August 8, National Allotments Week is an event set up by the National Allotment Society to celebrate those who grow their own fruit and vegetables as well as the benefits the sites can bring.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the national week with the National Allotment Society claiming “interest in growing your own fruit and vegetables has never been stronger since the WW2 Grow for Victory campaign.”
How can I get an allotment in Newcastle?
Over 60 allotments across Newcastle are managed and operated by Urban Green Newcastle, a charitable trust set up by Newcastle City Council which in turn runs the Newcastle Allotment Working Group.
The Newcastle Allotment Working Group (NAWG) is an advisory group used to manage allotment sites across the city.
In addition to the NAWG, each allotment site is self managed by an association whose committees oversee the running and operation of allotment sites.
Applying for an allotment across the city is a simple process. All potential green-fingered residents need to do is fill in a form on the NAWG website before a member of the committee contacts the applicant.
From here, applicants are expected to be placed on a waiting list until a preferable plot is available. These waiting lists vary in length depending on the amount of free plots available at the requested sites and the amount of requests for these sites.
How much do allotments cost?
The cost of allotments vary between the site, size of the plot and who is running the site. As an example, North Tyneside Council charge those in control of allotment plots £5 per ten square metres while South Tyneside plots range from £69.45 per year to £149.35 per year.
These are similar rates to thoe for sites within Newcastle, although each site is likely to be different due to the way the NAWG hands off managerial duties to associations across the city.
Where are Newcastle’s allotments?
The full list of Newcastle’s Allotments are as follows:
Beamont Terrace, Gosforth
Benwell Homing Pigeons
Blayney Row, Newburn
Branxton Crescent A, Walker
Branxton Crescent B, Walker
Burnopfield, Castleside and Tantobie
Chelmsford Grove, Sandyford
Crastor Terrace, North Heaton
Dene Terrace, Walbottle
Denton Bank, Fenham
Denton Dene, Fenham
Fairways, Manor Park
Gloucester Road, Elswick
Greenwater Pool, Sandyford
Hexham Avenue, Walker
High West Jesmond
Highbury North, Jesmond
Highbury South, Jesmond
Iris Brickfield, Heaton
Leighton Street Pigeons, Walker
Little Moor, Moorfield
New Heaton Inv. Flying Club, Sandyford
Norham Road, Grange
Percy Terrace, Newburn
Rectory Road, Gosforth
Richmond Terrace, Walbottle
Ridgewood Crescent, Gosforth
Salters Lane, Gosforth
School House, Sandyford
Sheringham Avenue, North Kenton
Skinnerburn Road Pigeons, Elswick
Springfield Allotment Association
St Anthonys, Walker
St Gabriels, Heaton
St Michaels, Byker
Stephen Street, Byker
Stotes Hall, Jesmond
Three Mile, Great North Road
Thropton Terrace, High Heaton
Tweed Street, Elswick
Walker Road, Byker
Westmacott Street, Newburn
Whinneyfield Road, Walkergate
Woodbine Terrace, Sandyford
Woodlea Gardens, Gosforth