To contact the Allotment Officer, call 01325 406106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note I have moved offices from The Clock Tower Lodge at South Park, to The Depot at Allington Way.
Visitors by appointment only. There are visitor parking spaces on site and callers should go to reception, pick up the telephone and ring Patricia Baston x6106 or Sandra Innes x 6662
We are always trying to make it easier for you to contact us and keep your records up to date.
If you need to let us know your address has changed or if you wish to surrender your plot, please complete and return the appropriate form below by post or email.
- Change of address form [online form, opens in new window]
- Tenancy surrender (cancellation) form [online form, opens in new window]
We own 15 allotment sites within Darlington, which together contain a total of over 800 individual allotment plots.
Allotment sites map [pdf document, 5.2MB]
There are also sites within the villages of Heighington, Hurworth, Middleton St George, Neasham and Sadberge.
To apply for an allotment in Hurworth please contact: email@example.com
To be eligible to apply for an allotment in Middleton St George you must live within the parish. To apply contact Phil Braithwaite (Secretary) on 07973498405 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also apply online [external link].
Renting an allotment
The rent is £80 per year with a 50% reduction for the over 60s and people on benefit.
Self-managed sites are run by individual committees and each site has different rents and concession rates. Rents are currently cheaper than DBC. You can apply for a plot on self-managed site by completing the on-line form below. Prices, details of concessions and number of people on waiting lists are also shown.
Allotment waiting list
To apply for an allotment complete the application form [online form, opens in new window]. Once you have applied for an allotment, it is your responsibility to inform us of any change of contact details. If you cannot be contacted your name will be removed from the waiting list. You may put your name down for more than one allotment site, but you can only have one allotment garden.
Applications forms received will not be acknowledged but you can now track your progress/view your position on the allotment waiting list [pdf document] (last updated October 2016)
Please call 01325 406106 for your waiting list number. As a security measure we will be unable to give you your reference number unless you tell us your date of birth.
People helping on plots can formally register themselves as co-workers (one per plot, must have to demonstrate that that have been an essential part of running the allotment for a minimum of three years).'Buddies' can take over the plot if the owner surrenders it.
Buddy application form [online form, opens in new window]
Self-managed association allotment sites (Council owned, run by committee)
Seven of the town's sites are now under self-management. To apply for an allotment you can either complete the application form and email it to the relevant associations or contact them direct by telephone.
Application form for self-managed association allotment sites [online form, opens in new window]
|Name of allotment||Contact name||Rent||Concessions||Waiting list as of October 2016||Phone|
|Barmpton Lane||Steve Jackson (Secretary)||£40.00||No email@example.com||07941745149|
|Bellburn Lane [external link]||Derek Tweedy (lettings officer)||£50.00 for full plot||40% reduction for over 60’s and people claiming firstname.lastname@example.org||07974021473|
|Cockerton Allotments [external link]||Peter Wheatley||£52.00 for full plot||No email@example.com||07528022874
|Dodmire||Charles North (secretary)||£43.00 for full plot||
£3.00 Concessions offered for over 60s
|Glebe Road [external link]||Keith Robinson (secretary)||£45.00 for full plot||
Concession 22% reduction for over 60’s and people claiming benefits
Memberships required - membership free £1 per year (donated to charity)
|John Monkhouse (chairperson)||£45.00 for full plot||No firstname.lastname@example.org||07866334189 John Hindle|
|West Cemetery||Susan Greenacre (secretary)||£35.00 for full plot||No email@example.com||01325 469363|
Independently managed sites
Some privately-owned (by which we mean non-Council) allotments may also be available.
|Name of allotment||Contact name||Website||Phone|
|Hummersknott Allotments and Smallholdings Association Ltd||Secretary@knottyplots.uk||http://www.knottyplots.uk/|
Individual raised beds are available to rent which would be suitable for less able gardeners.
An allotments strategy for Darlington 2009-2019 [pdf document, 1.1mb]