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 2018-2019

Where can I get one?

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

  • Bridgewater Drive, Westcliff
  • Delaware Crescent, Shoeburyness    
  • Eastern Avenue, Southend (Society Site)
  • Edwards Hall, Eastwood        
  • Hamstel Road, Southend (Society Site)        
  • Herbert Road, Southend
  • Lifstan Way, Southend    
  • Manners Way, Southend (Society Site)
  • Norwich Avenue, Southend
  • Rochford Road, Southend (Society Site)
  • Sandringham Road, Southend
  • Springfield Drive, Westcliff (Society Site)        
  • St. Andrews Road, Southend        
  • 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 complete and submit the online expression of interest application form or for enquiries please email

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: 24/07/2019