How can I get an allotment in Newcastle? Locations and application information for those looking for a patch

National Allotment Week is coming up.

Where can I get an allotment in Newcastle? (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Where can I get an allotment in Newcastle? (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

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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?

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The full list of Newcastle’s Allotments are as follows:

Armstrong, Heaton

Beamont Terrace, Gosforth

Benwell

Benwell Homing Pigeons

Blayney Row, Newburn

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Blucher

Branxton Crescent A, Walker

Branxton Crescent B, Walker

Brunswick

Burnopfield, Castleside and Tantobie

Chelmsford Grove, Sandyford

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City Stadium

Cowgate

Coxlodge, Fawdon

Crastor Terrace, North Heaton

Dene Terrace, Walbottle

Denton Bank, Fenham

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Denton Dene, Fenham

Dinnington

Duxfield East

Duxfield West

Fairways, Manor Park

Fenham Model

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Gloucester Road, Elswick

Greenwater Pool, Sandyford

Hazlerigg

Hexham Avenue, Walker

High Heaton

High West Jesmond

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Highbury North, Jesmond

Highbury South, Jesmond

Iris Brickfield, Heaton

Keebledale, Walkergate

Leighton Street Pigeons, Walker

Lemington

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Little Moor, Moorfield

Moorside, Wingrove

New Heaton Inv. Flying Club, Sandyford

Newbiggin Hall

Norham Road, Grange

Oxnam

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Percy Terrace, Newburn

Premier, Sandyford

Rectory Road, Gosforth

Richmond Terrace, Walbottle

Ridgewood Crescent, Gosforth

Salters Lane, Gosforth

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School House, Sandyford

Sheringham Avenue, North Kenton

Skinnerburn Road Pigeons, Elswick

Springfield Allotment Association

St Anthonys, Walker

St Gabriels, Heaton

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St Michaels, Byker

Stephen Street, Byker

Stotes Hall, Jesmond

Three Mile, Great North Road

Thropton Terrace, High Heaton

Triangle, Gosforth

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Tweed Street, Elswick

Walker Road, Byker

Walkergate 3A

Walkergate 3B

Walkergate Hospital

West Denton

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Westmacott Street, Newburn

Whinneyfield Road, Walkergate

Woodbine Terrace, Sandyford

Woodlea Gardens, Gosforth