F.A.Q


A 5 rod plot is approximately 12.5x10m or 125 m2, which includes one pathway.
Rental costs are based on the size of an individual plot which are usually 3 (75m2) or 5 rods.  The rate per rod is set every year by the council on renewal of the lease.
There is a waiting list for all of our sites. The length of time you may need to wait is dependant upon the total number of plots available at your chosen site, but we will try to give you an idea when you first enquire. 
There is further information on the PCC allotment website - see link on the Links page.

When you are offered a plot you will be required to sign a simple tenancy agreement, which sets out your rights and responsibilities. You will be expected to keep your plot cultivated and tidy. Before you take on a plot, why not visit your chosen site one Saturday or Sunday morning, a popular time when other plot-holders will be around to help with advice or answer any questions you may have. 
Unfortunately they are not permitted on your own plots at any time due to restrictions imposed by the Council. 
We have permission from Portsmouth City Council, to have a large site bonfire around the 5th November. You will receive an email and there will be information on the Notice Board when bonfire time draws close. 

Composting should be carried out on your own plot.
COMPOST
√ Grass cutting
√ Rhubarb leaves/stalks
√ Leaves
√ General weeds
Generally if it will rot it can be composted but anything woody should be avoided unless it is chopped extremely finely.
Composting should be carried out on your own plot.
DO NOT COMPOST
Brussel sprout stalks
Raspberry canes
Plastic/wood/rubbish
Couch grass
Bindweed
Generally if it will rot it can be composted b
ut anything woody should be avoided unless it is chopped extremely finely.