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Allotments provide an opportunity to work and relax in peaceful green surroundings, and allow you to grow your own fruit and vegetables. 

We own and manage more than 300 allotment plots which are available for hire in: 

  • Allen Park, (situated at the end of Old Ford End
  • Goldington Field, Barkers Lane (opposite Wendover Drive)
  • Newnham Avenue (entrance next to Priory Methodist Church) 

Allotment charges

Rental charges between April 2021 and October 2021:

  • Full rate, up to full plot size: £30.30
  • Full rate, up to half plot size: £15.15
  • Full rate, quarter or starter plot: £11
  • Concessionary rate, up to full plot size: £18.20
  • Concessionary rate, up to half plot size: £9.10
  • Concessionary rate, quarter or starter plot: £7.50

Rental charges between October 2021 and April 2022:

  • Full rate, up to full plot size: £60.60
  • Full rate, up to half plot size: £30.30
  • Full rate, quarter or starter plot: £22
  • Concessionary rate, up to full plot size: £36.35
  • Concessionary rate, up to half plot size: £18.20
  • Concessionary rate, quarter or starter plot: £15

New tenants must also pay an administration fee of £20 (quarter plots), £25 (half plots) or £30 (full plots) which includes a key (to be returned on termination of the tenancy).

Apply for an allotment 

For further information, or to apply for an allotment, apply by:

Email: allotments@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 718089 (you may need to leave a message)

The Allotments Officer
Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
MK42 9AP

Please provide your name, address, email address, telephone number and preferred site.

Access to sites is via keys supplied against a £10 deposit. All sites have a water supply (April to September) and security fencing.

Download a copy of the Tenancy Agreement here (Word)

There is a trading shop at Newnham Avenue allotments, the opening hours are normally:

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm
  • Sundays from 10am to midday

Other allotment sites in Bedford

  • Haynes Field (Barkers Lane, opposite Kimble Drive) Telephone 07933 671365
  • Mile Road (149 Mile Road, MK40 9UP) Telephone 07564 649137
  • Brickhill Drive (Foster’s Brow)  
  • Queens Park Allotments (Winifred Road) Telephone 07999 498320
  • Kempston: There are three allotment sites in Kempston.