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Welcome to the Local Allotments!


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Would you like to grow your own vegetables, flowers, fruit and herbs? If so, it might be that you would like to take on the tenancy of an allotment in Bideford. We currently have approximately 160 allotments spread over 4 sites in Bideford, which can be let to Bideford parishoners.

What are the benefits?

Over the past few years there has been a significant increase nationally in the number of people wishing to take on a plot on an allotment site. The benefits gained from working a plot...

are greater than just being able to produce your own, fresh produce. Working the ground and the physical exercise and fresh air involved, are good for your health and the social aspects are also available to be enjoyed. There is a good community spirit at all our sites, and there is always someone around to welcome new plot holders and give advice and help if required....

New Allotment Site for Bideford....


The Town Council now has 4 sites having in recent years secured the lease for a new allotment site at Handy Cross from the Bridge Trust.  The site currently consists of 2 fields, which are just under 4 acres in size.  One of the fields will be turned into approximately 30 plots and the second field will provide a parking area with room for a community project in the remainder of the field.  The Bridge Trust has very generously leased the fields to the Town Council for a reduced rate in order to leave some funds available to prepare the fields. This site like the Marland site is run as a self managed group.


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Bideford - A Fairtrade Town


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Fairtrade is about equitable pricing, good work conditions, sustainability and fair trading for farmers and workers in the developing world. Bideford is a registered Fairtrade Town - Support local and world farmers - look for the fairtrade logo on your shopping items.

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