Covid 19 - Allotments in Edlesborough, Dagnall & Northall

Edlesborough Parish Council asks all tenants to follow the Governments Guidelines regarding Covid-19.

It is vitally important that tenants continue to follow all the advice about good hygiene at the allotments.

Please do not visit the allotments if you have tested positive for Covid-19.

Tenants are encouraged to take the following precautionary measures:

  • Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly
  • Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks
  • If you take your children to the plot, ensure that they stay within its confines and do not run around on communal paths and spaces.
  • Avoid sharing tools
  • Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes
  • Do not wash your hands in water containers

If you've tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), you usually have to self-isolate for 10 full days. You may be able to leave self-isolation after 5 full days if certain conditions are met. See the NHS website for more information.


Edlesborough Parish Council is a keen supporter of allotments and is responsible for four areas:


Total no. of

'whole' plots

Plots currently available 
Edlesborough Green 26 0
Cow Lane, Edlesborough 29 0
Main Street, Dagnall 42 1
Leighton Road, Northall 20

No existing established plots

but new ones could be created from field  

All the allotments have a water supply.

The sizes of the allotments vary from a nominal 126.50 m2 (5 poles) to a nominal 506 m2 (20 poles)

Allotment Waiting List:

The Council now holds a waiting list for plots at all sites. Any person interested in taking on a plot should in the first place provide their contact information to the Clerk to be added to the list. When a plot comes available the Clerk will consult the waiting list and offer the plot to a new tenant accordingly. Tenancy applicants that reside within the Parish of Edlesborough will be given priority where there is a waiting list.  

Allotment Rents:

Due to the high administration costs involved in collecting late allotment rents, a £10 late payment fee will be charged if full payment is not received by the end of October.

October 2021 to September 2022   £2.10 for 25.30 m2 per year (£2.10 per pole per year)

The most significant costs for operating the allotments are for water and cutting the hedges around each allotment site. The Council gave notice to all Allotment Holders in 2009 that rental costs would be increased over a transitional period of 3 - 4 years to achieve the Council's policy for total rental income from all 4 allotments to cover the total cost of operating all 4 allotments.

If you are interested in taking on an allotment, or would like any further information, please contact the Parish Clerk: Phone: 01525 229358     e-mail: [email protected]

You can also view the EPC Allotments Tenancy Agreement

N.B. 1 pole =5½ yards x 5½ yards = 30.25 sq. yds. = 25.30 m2