Size of plots
Allotments are traditionally measured in ‘poles’ (sometimes called rods or perches), an old measurement dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. 10 poles is the standard size of an allotment, the equivalent of around 250 square metres or about the size of a doubles tennis court.
These days, because of work and other commitments, people often want smaller plots. Many cultivators at the Stockingstone site have plots of around 3 poles or 5 poles.
Cost of renting a plot
- The fee for 2021 is £5.50 per pole.
- The fee for 2022 will be £8 per pole read more about the rent increase here
- Public Liability Insurance is a contribution of £3 (2021 figure)
- Tenancy Agreement [PDF]
There is also a one-off non-refundable fee of £10 for 2 keys. 1 key for the padlocks on main entrance (green) gate and second entrance (grey) gate, and 1 key for the toilets.
The annual payment is due by 31 October.
Update August 2021
There are currently no plots available. There is a waiting list and when a plot becomes available we will contact the people on the waiting list on a ‘first come first served’ basis. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are other allotment sites around Luton that may have vacant plots. Please check www.luton.gov.uk/allotments for information.