Small areas of land can be used to grow your own fruit and vegetables or raising other plants . Although not as fashionable as they once were allotments can be an environmentally friendly way of growing your own fruit and vegetables. Colchester council has a total of 18 allotment sites (these are listed at the bottom of this page) and though many of them are full some sites have vacancies.
To find out more about renting an allotment telephone Veronica Cottee on 01206 282909 or pick up a free leaflet from the Angel Court Council Offices.
It has been estimated that you can grow enough fresh food for a year from a plot just 3 square metres.
You will probably make friends, learn about gardening, be able to share tools and plants and receive advice and support from other allotment holders but you may want to consider sharing one with a neighbour or friend to start of with.
However, there are not always allotments nearby or you may wish to use land for other purposes such as storage etc. If you are looking for land you can register your needs by sending me an e-mail and if you have land or buildings that are not being used you can register its availability also.
What type of land can be registered here?
Large gardens which you can no longer look after.
Little used yards or parking spaces
Unused garages or sheds
Unused rooms you could let
Flats above your shop
Outbuildings and farm buildings
Shop selling space
We can all help each other and the environment by making use of our under used assets. They can be available for short or long term. Lets get this land back into use.
Land & Buildings Available
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Land & Buildings Wanted
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|Colchester Area||Yard or old farm buildings to store reclaimed building materials. Prepared to pay a nominal rent.||Access for lorry, preferably available to sell items.||Now and for next year.||via this site|
Stanway near New Farm Road
Lexden near Back Lane of Lexden Road
Hazell Avenue near Gosbecks Road and Layer Road
Irvine Road near Drury Road
Highfield Drive off Lexden Road
Sheepen Road near Colchester Institute
Bergholt Road near North Station
Mercers Farm near the Superbowl
Notleys off Harwich Road
New Fairfield bottom of East Street
East Bay bottom of East hill
Grants Meadow Hythe Area near Parsons Lane
Littlebury Gardens near Barn Hall Avenue
The Willows near Thomas Lord Audley School
Blackheath behind Finchingfield Way