Covid 19 Emergency Measures
We are in regular contact with the Felixstowe Allotment Association (FAA) throughout this time to review Government guidance and advice from The National Allotment Society.
Currently our allotments remain open. The FAA has put up notices at all sites giving coronavirus-related advice. We have also ‘pinned’ open the gates for hands-free access and ensured that fresh water is available for handwashing.
The Town Council manages five allotment sites in Felixstowe:
|Cowpasture, Candlet Road, IP11 9AZ||306 plots|
|Ferry Road, IP11 9TP||94 plots|
|Railway Hill, Coronation Drive, IP11 2NU||37 plots|
|Cemetery Field, Langley Avenue, IP11 2ND||N/A|
|Taunton Road, IP11 9AX||19 plots|
The locations of the sites are shown on our map page.
Why get an allotment?
- An affordable source of fresh fruit and vegetables
- Reduces your exposure to pesticides
- Gives you fresh air and healthy exercise
- Helps reduce stress and can give you a sense of achievement
- Good for the environment, providing green spaces and wildlife habitats
- Plots which are cultivated to a high standard could even win one of the allotment prizes at the Felixstowe in Flower Awards.
Renting an allotment from the Town Council
If you are interested in renting an allotment please contact Sue Faversham on 01394 288191 or email email@example.com
The Council offers a 40% discount on the basic allotment rent for Senior citizens (on evidence of being in receipt of state pension) or Long-Term Unemployed (on evidence of associated unemployment benefits) whether the allotment be let as a single or joint tenancy, provided that at least one tenant qualifies.
Rules & Regulations
Allotment Rules are set out in our Tenancy Agreement which is updated from time to time. The latest version can be viewed here.
For guidance on bonfires see here.
Help & Support
For lots of information on allotments read the Plotholder’s Guide.
The Town Council recommends that all our allotment tenants consider joining the Felixstowe Allotment Association (FAA) . More information is available on the FAA website here.
Membership provides the following benefits:
Plot holders are personally liable for injuries to third parties, including trespassers. Membership of the society provides appropriate cover.
Orders through the Treasurer in the autumn give members a 40% discount. This National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) scheme also gives 10% to the society which supports their winter meetings.
The society represents member and plot holder interests to Felixstowe Town Council and via NSALG.
Cowpasture Plot 39
Members can order discounted netting, fleece and chicken manure pellets etc. and meet like-minded individuals. The plot is usually manned on Saturday mornings between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm
Regular winter meetings are held at Old Felixstowe Community Association, Ferry Road on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm. Speakers bring ideas, knowledge and products, while members exchange views and experiences.
Packed with news, experiences and ideas for your plot.
Members qualify for discounts and special offers with local businesses on production of a valid membership card.
More information is available on the FAA website here.
For general information about allotment gardening why not visit the National Society of Allotment Gardeners website here.