COVID-19 Update: As we understand the situation at the moment, it is still permitted to visit your plot, ideally on your own, to take daily exercise and tend to your crops. It is vitally important to follow all advice about social distancing and hygiene specified below, and not gather together on site. Any plot holder who is self-isolating because a household member is ill with COVID-19 should not be visiting the allotments. We are following the advice of the National Allotments Society.
The Allotments shall remain open providing the following is adhered to:
- Keep a minimum of 2 metres away from other people
- No more than 2 people to attend one plot
- Any children attending must be supervised at all times and remain on their plot
- Wear gloves, especially when touching gates and taps
- Use hand sanitiser
- Do not wash your hands in water troughs
- Do not use any communal facilities
- All gardeners to use their own tools and not to share with others
- Any gardener in receipt of any direction to self-isolate for 12 weeks shall not visit the allotments
We understand that in some cases, a parent may have no choice but to bring multiple children to the allotments as they are unable to safely leave them at home whilst at the plot. This is allowed, providing the children remain on their own plot at all times.
We will update this page if the situation changes.
If you are interested in growing in your own, you may want to consider taking on an allotment. It's a great way to produce your own food, get some fresh air and enjoy a surprisingly vibrant social scene. The Town Council manages three allotment sites in Chesham: Amersham Road, Cameron Road and Asheridge Road.
Our allotment sites are fully tenanted at present, but you can join our waiting list. Only Chesham residents are eligible for an allotment.
Standard plots are 126.5 m2 or 253 m2 in in size (known as 5 or 10 pole plots, respectively). Find out more about the sites.
Rental costs per 25.3 m2 (per pole) as of 1st October 2017 are:
Amersham Road £3.90
Cameron Road £3.40
Asheridge Road £3.90
A 30% rebate of the standard rate may be claimed by any tenant (upon proof of age or circumstances) if her or she:
- has reached the age of 60 in the financial year for which rent is due
- is on income support
- is claiming job-seeker's allowance
- is claiming disability allowance
- is a full-time student
- is under 16 years old
Rent is payable annually by cash or cheque (made payable to Chesham Town Council). View a copy of the Allotments Tenancy Agreement (87 KB, PDF).
If you would like to find out more about our allotments or join the waiting list, please contact the Town Hall by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01494 582907 or in person (Monday to Friday 10 am to 4.30pm). Once you reach the top of the waiting list, we will contact you to invite you to inspect the available plot and decide whether you wish to take it on.
There is an Allotments Group that works with the Council to maintain the Council's sites and provide advice to tenants. Visit the Allotments Group page to find out more.
Download the lastest copy of The Grower, the Allotment Group Newsletter
You may also wish to consider the privately run allotments in Chesham: the Duke of Bedford Allotments on Bois Moor Road for Waterside residents only, and the George Piggin Allotments on Wey Lane for Old Town residents. These allotments are not run by the Council, but by local organisations.