AllotmentsGrow your own
Covid-19 Coronavirus emergency: Attending your allotment is still permitted, provided that advice about social distancing and hygiene are followed, and gardeners should not gather in groups on site, although the advice of the National Allotment Society has recently been updated to say that:
“If working your allotment is to carry on being seen as legitimate exercise then it is imperative that plot-holders follow all the guidelines, allotment sites are as risky as anywhere else.” They say: “We think that now is the time to consider working your plot in isolation i.e. not with household members and if you can stay away for a few weeks to do so.”
Any plot-holder who is self-isolating because a household member is ill with Coronavirus should not visit the site
The National Allotment Society has published advice at: https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/
updated 30th March 2020
Lewes Town Council provides garden allotment plots on several sites in the town:
Landport 38 plots
Highdown 43 plots
Church Lane Malling 5 plots
Paddock Road 16 plots
Haredean 123 plots
Queens Road, Malling 17 plots
There are in addition the Boughey Memorial Allotments at Earwig Corner owned by Lewes District Council; Malling Down owned by Sussex Wildlife Trust, and a few others, privately owned, scattered throughout the town.
Allotments may be used for growing vegetables; flowers, fruit etc but not for commercial sale.
To discuss allotments, please contact our Administration Officer, Emma Tingley on 01273 471469; visit our office at the Town Hall, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org