Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.
Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.
Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page
We ask that all residents #StayHomeSaveLives – see a Message from the Leader of the Council
Message from Mayor of Castle Point Councillor Colin Riley
From July 4th new changes on lockdown come into place. Pubs, bars and restaurants are able to open subject to government guidelines.
We want our residents to enjoy themselves but it is important we all act responsibly.
- Stay alert and stay safe to help prevent spreading the virus.
- Keep a safe distance from others and continue to wash your hands regularly.
If you do go to the pub, have fun but be sensible;show respect for others and do not do anything that puts you or other people at risk.
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.
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
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.
Sites on Canvey Island are managed by Canvey Island Town Council. Please contact Canvey Island Town Council for more information.
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
- Mr Ian Turner - Watlington Road 07843 758957 or email email@example.com
The current fee for and allotment plot is £71.80 per full plot and £36.15 per half plot (subject to annual review in January)
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.
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.