Allotments and Grazing


The Parish Council owns two allotment sites and rents two more, from Herts County Council and St Albans Diocese.  There are currently 186 allotments in total across these four fields and are made up three different sized plots. The costs detailed below are applicable from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 and are payable per annum. Costs may be discounted if a plot is taken up during the year, however this would need to be discussed with the parish council office.

  • 2.5 pole = 63 sqm – £10.50 pa
  • 5 pole = 127 sqm – £21.00 pa
  • 10 pole = 253 sqm – £42.00 pa

The allotments are located at The Folly (Folly Fields), Gustard Wood (Baxendale) and Marford Road (Glebe and Hitchens). The non-executive Allotments Working Group looks after the day-to-day operation of the plots and there are representatives from each allotment site on the committee. If you are interested in renting an allotment, please email us at

Allotment rules and regulations and field plans:

Useful links


In addition to allotments, we have are three grazing plots and one smallholding. We rent these out on an annual licence and when they become available, they are advertised widely so that interested parties can submit a sealed tender for the plot.