Kendal
Town
Council

Kendal’s Allotments

Kendal boasts an impressive 472 allotment plots over 17 sites throughout Kendal.

Kendal Town Council manage all allotment plots via Allotment Officer, Janine Holt, Assistant to the Town Clerk and Pierre Labat, Townscape Manager. Both regularly visit sites to maintain them and support tenants. Kendal Town Councillors manage the Allotment Committee, you can read Chairman Cllr Finch’s Annual Newsletter 2017

Please direct all allotment enquiries to Janine Holt on 01539 793495 or via allotments@kendaltowncouncil.gov.uk

Please find information relating to the ULLUCO VIRUS  which we have been asked to bring to the attention of allotment holders.

Many groups and individuals enjoy Kendal’s allotments, including Age UK who provide allotment sessions every Thursday morning, click this link for details.

Allotment Rent

The allotment rent is decided by Kendal Town Councillors each year in November.  Allotment rent received from tenants is used towards the cost of administration, the services of the handyperson, water bills, repairs and renewing of fencing and boundary walls, pest control and minor tree cutting. The current rent has been calculated at 0.36 p per m2.

Each allotment holder signs a Tenancy Agreement, follow this link to read a sample agreement. The agreement states that cockerels are not permitted on any of the allotment sites.  Tenants found with cockerels on their plots will be asked to remove them immediately as this is a breach of the terms and conditions of the Tenancy Agreement.

Interested in Composting on your Allotment?

The Townscape Manager has just recently attended a Master Composting course. This has given him a wealth of knowledge about composting which he would like to share with all interested allotment holders.  If you would like to find out more please telephone Janine Holt on 01539 793495 who will pass the information on to the Townscape Manager.  Please some find useful links below:

http://www.spanglefish.com/amastercomposterincumbria/

https://www.facebook.com/CumbriaMC/?ref=bookmarks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnkHDTkhick&list=PLoR-1eAtFALH_TKv754XDeRQ3letphJf0

FYI – Manure Supplies

A supplier at Oxenholme Farm leaves out bags of free horse manure outside the premises for collection. Look out for the Horse Stables sign.