Purley on Thames Parish Council provides garden allotments for the benefit of our Parishioners.  Currently there are some 100 allotments located on the north side of the railway tracks accessed via Winston Way (off Nursery Gardens).

My personal opinion is that the views over the Thames Valley from the allotments are quite stunning and provide a wonderful place to do your growing, as you can see from the pictures.

Allotment holders grow a wide variety of first-class crops on their well-tended allotments.

A piped water supply to convenient points supplements the tenants own storage tanks.  Vehicle access to the site is possible.

A resurgence of interest in allotment gardening has meant that demand for allotments is high, and despite the fact that we were able to increase the number of allotments available in 2011, there currently is a small waiting list.

All of the allotments can be rented for a modest annual cost (see below).

Allotments are allocated on a first come basis.  Applicants should be aware that it may take some time before a plot becomes available.

We provide half allotments and quarter allotments.  If possible we may allow two vertically adjacent half plots to be combined to make a full allotment plot, although this will depend on availability of suitable half plots.  A half sized allotment is approximately 33ft by 40ft.  While there is a waiting list we will only offer to new applicants, who must reside in the parish of Purley on Thames, half allotment plots.

The allotment year runs from April 1, with annual rent payable from that date, or at pro rata.  Invoices are sent out in September each year to cover the charge for a full year.

Every summer the Parish Council reviews the current state of all the allotments.  The latest report can be seen in the Allotment Condition Report 2016

If you are interested in applying for an allotment in Purley on Thames, please have a look at the rules and then complete the form to provide and forward to:

The Amenities Manager
Parish Offices
Goosecroft Lane
off Beech Road
Purley on Thames
Reading
RG8 8DR

or use our Amenities Manager contact form.


Charges from 1st Oct 2015 until 30th Sept 2017

  Full Price Concessionary# (over 62*)
Half Plot £25.00 per year £20.00 per year
Quarter Plot £15.00 per year £10.00 per year

# No change will be made to those qualifying for a concession prior to 1st October 2014.
* Will be revised annually so that it aligns with the state pension age for women.


Allotment Application Form

Allotment Agreement and Rules

Plan of Allotment Layout