Why have an Allotment?

In a recent survey from National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners nearly every person said their love of allotment gardening comes from the fresh air, home grown produce, healthy lifestyle and like-minded people this activity offers.

If managed properly, an allotment can produce enough food to supplement a family’s weekly shop, with fresh fruit and vegetables over the year. This does require hard work and dedication but even the smallest crop grown, is money saved from the supermarket.

Allotment Fees and Charges for 2017 - 2018

Where can I get one?

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has 14 allotment sites across the town.

Edwards Hall, Eastwood                                    Sandringham Road, Southend

Bridgewater Drive, Westcliff                              Lifstan Way, Southend

Springfield Drive, Westcliff (Society Site)           Hamstel Road, Southend (Society Site)

Rochford Road, Southend (Society Site)             Manners Way, Southend (Society Site)

Norwich Avenue, Southend                                Eastern Avenue, Southend (Society Site) 

Herbert Road, Southend                                    St. Andrews Road, Southend

Delaware Crescent, Shoeburyness                      Vincent Crescent, Shoeburyness

Some of our sites are run by societies and are self-managed and contact details can be provided. 

How to apply for an Allotment

If you are interested in renting a plot on any of the Southend sites please contact Culture Business Support on 01702 534194 or

Leigh Town Council have their own sites and they are to be applied for separately.

Marshall Close
Manchester Drive (Society Site)
Leigh Allotments

To rent a plot on one of the above sites please contact Leigh Town Council on 01702 716288 or email

Please note: All residents of Southend are permitted to have allotments on these sites however priority is given to residents in the Leigh Town Council. 


Page last updated: 03/04/2017