In September 2008, the Town Council took over the management of the two allotment sites at Smallgains and Waterside Farm from Castle Point Borough Council. These two sites currently accommodate around 100 tenants over a mixture of full and half plots. The Town Council is extremely grateful for the close working relationship it has with the Canvey Island Horticultural Society which oversees the allotments on a day-to-day basis.
The charge for 2013 for a full plot is £40 and a half plot is £20. Due to the increase in water usage a water charge has been imposed for 2013 of £10 for a full plot and £5.00 for a half plot.
Renting an allotment enables you to get out into the fresh air and exercise in a friendly environment with people who share your interest in gardening and it is also a great way to teach children about growing food and reducing air miles. If you would like the opportunity to improve existing and learn new growing skills, meet local people with a shared interest and possibly improve your health and fitness at the same time, please contact the Council Office to ascertain plot availability.
Canvey Island Town Council's Allotment Policy - here
We have a waiting list on our two sites at this time, however, if you are interested in renting an allotment plot on either of these sites, please write to the Allotments Officer at the Town Council Office, 11 High Street, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 7RB or call 01268 683 965 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide your name, address, telephone number and email address and also which site you would like to be considered.
A report has been received warning that this area has been classed as having ideal conditions for blight. Please find further details on the link below.