Allotments in Workington
The Town Council is the Allotments Authority for the civil parish of Workington. In line with the current allotment legislation, the Council has a duty to meet the needs of residents who require allotments for growing vegetables, for their own use, to the best of its ability.
There are currently 14 council-run allotment sites in the town, with a waiting list of potential tenants. The council is in the process of renovating several sites to meet this need.
The council's allotment sites are as follows:
Feenans (off Snape Road)
Salterbeck Community Garden
Soapery (to rear of Hall Park View)
Stoneleigh (off High Street)
Wastwater Avenue Community Garden
If you would like an allotment in Workington, please submit our online form (link above) and we will be in touch as soon as we can. Please note that our allotments are very popular and it can take approximately 3 years for an allotment to become available.
If you would like a WORD version of the form, you can download one here and either e-mail it to or post it to:
Workington Town Council, Town Hall, Oxford Street, Workington, CA14 2RS.
Please note, you must be a resident in the civil parish. To view the parish boundary line visit the 'Your Council' page.
If you would like to submit a form to express an interest in owning an allotment just...
The current status of our sites:
Pending: Awaiting renovation work by Workington Town Council
Monitoring: Occupied plots received notice for cultivation
Out of offer: Vacant plot awaiting acceptance
**Please note that plots are not currently being inspected due to COVID-19 and some plot holders are safeguarding at home. Inspections will recommence at a later date (date to be confirmed).
***Plot viewings have recommenced with social distancing measures in place to meet current government guidelines.
Returning Service Personnel
Returning service personnel get priority treatment for an allotment in Workington. Eligible servicemen and women will be offered tenancies on the first available plot if they add their names to the town’s waiting list. Service personnel who are already on the waiting list are encouraged to come forward so that they can benefit from this policy.
If you have left or are leaving the Armed Forces, and want to rent an allotment, contact the Town Clerk for further details.
Livestock and poultry
Our allotment sites are primarily used for growing fruit and vegetables. However, we do allow livestock and poultry on some of the sites. Please see the table below for the full details.
How to spot avian influenza
There are 2 types of avian influenza.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is the more serious type. It is often fatal in birds. The main clinical signs of HPAI in birds are:
blue discolouration of neck and throat
loss of appetite
respiratory distress such as gaping beak, coughing, sneezing, gurgling, rattling
fewer eggs laid
Clinical signs can vary between species of bird and some species (for example ducks and geese) may show minimal clinical signs.
Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) is usually less serious. It can cause mild breathing problems, but affected birds will not always show clear signs of infection.
The severity of LPAI depends on the type of bird and whether it has any other illnesses.
Anyone who keeps poultry must keep a close watch on them for any signs of disease, and must seek prompt advice from their vet if they have any concerns.
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