Borough Insight

New allotments sprout up

The first allotment gardens to be created within the Borough for 30 years were tilled for the first time last week.

Although the site, in Eleanor Avenue is land locked, the option to build two small houses was investigated but deemed unviable due to lack of construction access and car parking.

Following thorough testing of the land to ensure non-contamination, it was agreed in committee to release funds to allow the land to be used for allotments.

The area has been made secure and comprises six allotment plots of around 50 square metres each. These are smaller than normal allotment plots, so ideal for those starting out on this hobby. 

The land has been rotovated and the plots are now available for hire.

Within the Borough of Epsom & Ewell, there are now 11 allotment sites. Three of these are self-managed (run by their own associations, with support from Epsom & Ewell Borough Council).

For further information on allotments in the Borough or to hire one of the new plots visit the Council's website or call customer services 01372 732000.

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Eleanor Avenue allotments are rotervated

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