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There are five allotment garden sites in Gainsborough managed by the Town Council.

Each has a Site Secretary who helps to manage the running of that particular site on behalf of both the plot holders and the Town Council.

If you would like to enquire about obtaining an allotment please contact the Gainsborough Town Council Office in the first instance.

When there is no availability, the Council will manage a waiting list. The waiting list will always put the following people first:

· Gainsborough residents before non-residents;

· People who do not already have an allotment before those who have;

· Individuals before organisations and community groups (who may be offered a letting agreement slightly different to those for individuals).

Annual Allotment Survey 2021

Please take our first annual allotment survey by clicking the link below:

Allotment Gardens & Site Secretaries

Allotment GardensSite SecretariesLocation
Foxby Hill Allotment GardensGainsborough Town Council Foxby Hill Allotments, Foxby Lane, Gainsborough, DN21 1PP
Love Lane Allotment GardensDavid BrattonLove Lane, Gainsborough DN21 2SG
North Warren Allotment GardensGraham ThomasNorth Warren Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 2TU
Showfield Allotment GardensGainsborough Town CouncilMorton Terrace, Gainsborough, DN21 2RJ
Spital Hill Allotment GardensGainsborough Town CouncilSpital Hill, Gainsborough, DN21 1EG

For all allotment enquiries please contact Gainsborough Town Council:

Tel: 01427 811573  | E-mail:

Site Secretary Elections

There is currently a vacancy for Site Secretary on Foxby Hill, Love Lane, Showfield and Spital Hill sites.

An election will take place to fill these positions .

Details on what the role of Site Secretary entails can be found below. If you require hard copies please get in touch.

If you would like to nominate yourself to be elected, please send a written nomination to the Town Council office either by post or via email by 12pm Wednesday 7th July 2021. Please note we will only accept self-nominations. As per Gainsborough Town Council’s Structures and Function policy paragraph 11.9, ‘…. any person removed from the office of Site Secretary would not be considered.’

After the above date, all nominees received (following Council review and approval) will be posted to the site notice board on the Monday 19th July 2021 along with the ballot date and location. Please note each plot holder (or joint holder) can place one vote at the ballot, regardless of amount of plots owned. Those with the most votes will then be submitted to Council for approval before beginning their role. The new Secretary details will be posted on your site noticeboard once approved.

Please note that Site Secretary positions will be re-elected annually in spring ready for the new tenancy year. From 2022, election notices will be placed on the notice boards in Spring and individual letters will not be issued – except in the event of a site secretary leaving mid-term.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.


New Tenancy Agreement and Terms and Conditions

New Terms and Conditions were adopted by the Town Council at a meeting of the Community Services Committee held on Tuesday 9 February 2021.

The new Terms and Conditions will apply to all new plot holders.

For all existing plot holders the new Terms and Conditions will come into effect on 17 March 2022.

You can access the new Tenancy Agreement and Terms and Conditions below.


Current Tenancy Agreement and Terms and Conditions

The current Tenancy Agreement and Terms & Conditions below will apply to all existing plot holders until 17 March 2022.

Allotment Site Leases under paragraph 8.1 of the new agreement:

Spital Hill:


Other important information can be found at the following links

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