Reduced Services

Christmas and new Year closure

Christmas treeThe Council offices will be closed from 4.45pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open at 8.45am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Emergency calls may be made throughout the holiday period on 01268 758357

Castle Point Borough Council wishes all its residents a Merry Christmas and good wishes for the forthcoming year.

Updated: 5 December 2018

Allotments

Do you want to grow your own fresh fruit and vegetables? An allotment may be the thing for you.  Allotment gardening enables you to grow your own fresh fruit and vegetables, get the benefits of fresh air and is a great way to meet new people. 

There are eight sites across the borough, Castle Point Borough Council manage four sites, Canvey Island Town Council manage two and two are run by Allotment Societies.  All of the sites are fenced and have a water supply.  Romsey Road allotment site has its own car park and London Road allotment site has parking available on site for a few vehicles.

Site Addresses

Castle Point Borough Council sites are located at:-

  • London Road (Hadleigh)
  • Church Road (Benfleet)
  • Hatley Garden (Benfleet)
  • Romsey Road (Benfleet)

To be added to the waiting list for the above sites please make a request

Online: Allotment request form

Call Allotments on 01268 882200
E-mail: streetscene@castlepoint.gov.uk

Please note: Allotment plots are available to all (aged 18 or over). Currently we are only accepting people from within Castle Point onto our waiting lists.

Canvey Island

Sites on Canvey Island are managed by Canvey Island Town Council. Please contact Canvey Island Town Council for more information.

Other Allotments

There are also two sites within Castle Point that are managed by Allotment Societies on behalf of the Council.

  • Daws Heath Allotment Society (Rectory Road, Hadleigh)
  • Watlington Road Allotment Site (Benfleet)

If you are interested in a plot at either of those sites please contact

  • Mr Everard - Daws Heath (01268) 553471
  • Ms Gardiner - Watlington Road (01268) 759903

Allotment Fees

The current fee for and allotment plot is £69.50 per full plot and £35 per half plot (subject to annual review in January)

Plot Sizes

Average plot sizes are

  • Full Plot 90' x 30'
  • Half Plot 45' x 30'

Hints and Tips

Castle Point Borough Council has produced an Allotment Holder's Handbook.  This handbook provides information on getting started, planning your plot, crop rotation, and rules of the sites.  Also contained within the handbook is a basic growing guide aimed at helping those who are new to allotment gardening.

Useful Contacts

Royal Horticultural Society - Advice from getting started on your allotment through to crowing your crops and how to care for them.

The National Allotment Society - Support, guidance and advice to members and those with an interest in allotment gardening

Allotment & Gardens - Website for all allotment holders, vegetable growers and gardeners. They provide news, information and advice and help for those growing their own fruit and vegetables.