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Waiting List

Allotments are very much in demand these days and Whitemoor Allotments is one of the most popular sites in Nottingham with a fairly long waiting list. It can take around two years from putting your name down on the waiting list to being offered a plot. Our plots come in various shapes and sizes, the biggest of which are around 600 square yards (or approx 500 square metres), though there are a number of smaller gardens where large plots have been divided up to make them easier to manage.

What’s involved

Bear in mind that taking on an allotment is a big commitment and takes quite a bit of time and effort to maintain. This includes regular cutting of the fast growing privet hedges that surround most plots as well as cultivating the soil to produce vegetables and fruit. You’re also expected to lend a hand to maintain the communal areas of the site through monthly work parties. Having said that, growing your own produce is very satisfying and it’s a really healthy pastime with lots of fresh air and exercise. Plus, Whitemoor is a very friendly site with lots of opportunities to meet other gardeners: it’s a thriving community of people with a passion for growing. There’s a shop where you can buy essential supplies on Saturday mornings and there are regular get-togethers in our community cabin.

What’s the cost?

The annual rent for a plot is £0.13 per square metre, plus a charge for mains water. A full size plot costs about £100 per year in total (less than £2 a week). There is a 25% discount for retired people or those on a benefit or universal credit. Rents are due in October each year.

Whitemoor waiting list

Please note that the Whitemoor waiting list is closed for the time being and that new applications aren’t being accepted. This is because we have well over 100 people currently waiting for a plot (as of September 2017) and it could be three years before we are able to offer you a vacant plot. WGHA will keep this under review and will reopen the waiting list when the numbers have reduced significantly. If you are on the waiting list already, you are still welcome to call in on a Saturday morning to check your position. A paper copy is kept on the noticeboard outside the shop.

Thanks for your interest in Whitemoor Allotments.

The contact number, if you would like any more information about the waiting list, is 07505 403133.

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