Allotments have seen a tremendous surge in popularity in recent years. They not only keep their tenants fit and active, but they cut family shopping bills too.
The Allotment Committee of Colne Town Council has managed the allotments in Colne belonging to Pendle Borough Council since 2009. In 2012, the Council also acquired a 20 year lease on the Carry Lane allotments.
We have 143 allotments on 21 allotment sites across Colne at Alkincoats, Bunkers Hill, Knotts Lane, South Valley, Basil Street, Broken Banks, Granville Street, New Oxford Street / Townley Street, High Garth, Cookhouse, Temple Street, Montague Street, Carr Road, Castle Road, Intake, White Grove, Sutherland Street, River Street, Foot of Alkincoats park, West of Alkincoats park and Carry Lane. They can be located using Pendle Borough Council’s “In My Area”
From 2017, a Colne Town Council allotment will cost just 36p per square metre, or an average of £77.40 per plot per year. Only two sites have water on site and this attracts an additional charge. All our efforts are focussed on bringing all the sites up to a good standard for tenants to cultivate. There is an annual public meeting to inform our tenants of progress, as well as the current financial position of the Allotments Committee. We host annual Allotments Awards, sponsored by LBS, and these are judged in July, with the awards ceremony being held in early autumn.
You can read more about the Town Council’s Council policy on allotments here
To put your name on the waiting list for an allotment in Colne, please contact The Allotments Officer, Eugene Dennison. The current average waiting time for an allotment is 2 years. Eugene is available to answer allotment enquiries each working day at Colne Town Hall or can be called on 01282 332037 between 11am and 1pm.
Useful Information on allotments can be obtained from the following:
- The National Allotment Society
- The Welfare of Animals on Allotments
- Allotments: A Plot Holders Guide
- Garden Organic
Pay Your Allotment Fees Here
If you have received your Allotment Bill and would like to pay online, please arrange a bank transfer using the information below. We will also accept cash payments at the Town Hall, or a cheque made out to “Colne Town Council” sent to the Town Hall.
Name: Colne Town Council
Bank: Lloyds Bank, Burnley branch
Sort Code: 30 11 48
Account number: 00314107
If you have any questions or enquiries you can contact Eugene our Allotments Officer between 11am and 1pm every weekday.