Barnsley Allotments

About

Groundwork South Yorkshire manages 69 allotment sites across Barnsley on behalf of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

Since taking over the management of the sites, Groundwork’s team has made significant improvements by clearing up sites previously blighted by fly-tipping, chopping back overgrown vegetation and erecting fences to cordon off plots.

For more information on how to apply for plots or to manage a plot you currently hold, please scroll down to our management section.

Allotments payment

If you have been offered an allotment plot, you will need to pay a £15 administration fee. Please follow the online payment instructions by clicking on the button below. Please note this is non-refundable. 

If you currently rent an allotment then your yearly fee of £77.52 on plots with water access or £38.20 without water access will be invoiced to you via Barnsley Council. Please note you are not able to pay allotment rental fees online.

Management

Groundwork South Yorkshire wants to make it as easy as possible for you to manage your plots online. In this section, you can apply for or terminate a plot, check site waiting lists and log an issue for our team.

If you have any enquiries that are not dealt with here, please feel free to call the office on 0114 263 6422.

Apply for a plot

If you would like to apply for a plot, you will need to click the 'Application form' button below. The allotment sites across Barnsley are incredibly popular and therefore often have waiting lists. Upon submitting your form, you will be placed on the relevant waiting list. You will be contacted with an offer once you reach the top of the waiting list.

To see site details and how many people are on each waiting list, please click here.

Application form

Site details and waiting lists

If you would like to see how many people are on the waiting list for each allotment site, please click on the button below. Please note that this list is updated every month. If you are already on a waiting list and would like to know your current position, please call the office on 0114 263 6422.

Site details and waiting lists

Log an issue

If you have a problem with your allotment plot please check the FAQs first to see if your issue can be resolved. If the FAQs do not help with your issue then you can fill in a form with details of the problem by clicking on the button below. This information will be submitted to our allotments team who will be in touch to help resolve the problem.

Log an issue form

Terminate your plot

If you wish to give your plot up, you will need to complete a termination form. There are two methods to choose from, you can call us on 01142 636422 and requst one sending in the post or you can complete the online cancellation form below.

Before you can submit this form you will need to get a termination code from us. You will need to call our office on 01142 636422 and request one. This is a preventative measure designed to stop the unauthorised termination of plots. Once we have received your request we will inform Barnsley Council and confirm your cancellation. 

Cancellation form

FAQs

If you have a routine enquiry about your allotment plot, please feel free to browse through the most common questions. If your question is not answered, please log an issue and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Benefits of an Allotment

Feedback

Planning an Allotment

Here is some helpful advice as to how to manage your allotment successfully and also some outdoor play ideas for the children :)

Top tips for new allotment holders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToyvxcLP14Q

 

How to entertain your children at the allotment: 

Firstly: Building an Insect Hotel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEmDyXXTF0I

How to build a scarecrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPsCBJDLxFs

Nature Scavenger hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HxXtjmwZYk

Easter Egg hunt on the allotment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HHgNJjDIgc

Create a pizza garden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv2otL_rABg

 

The team

Joe Hibbert - Allotment Project Officer

Joe Hibbert

John Fox - Green Team Supervisor

John Fox

James Adams - Allotment Support Officer

James Adams

Brendon Lewis - Green Team Assistant

Brendon Lewis

Glyn Forrester - Green Team Leader

Glyn Forrester

Mandy Jeffrey - Administrator

Mandy Jeffrey

News and stories

Mayor Opens New Allotments in Royston

Digging the new Royston Allotments!

An allotment site in Royston has expanded to cope with an increasing demand for plots in the village. ..Read more
Jubilee Fields

Showcasing Jubilee Fields allotment site

Over the last few weeks, we have been chronicling the changes that the Groundwork team have made to allotment sites in Barnsley.  ..Read more
Part3 Royston Allotment Improvements

Part 3: Royston Allotment Improvements

Last year, Groundwork South Yorkshire took over the management of various allotment sites in Royston, Barnsley. It soon became clear that two sites, Jubilee Fields and Poplar Terrace, were in need of.....Read more
Royston Allotment Improvements part2

Part 2: Royston Allotment Improvements

Last year, Groundwork South Yorkshire took over the management of various allotment sites in Royston, Barnsley. It soon became clear that two sites, Jubilee Fields and Poplar Terrace, were in need of some improvement so.....Read more
Royston Allotment Improvements part1

Part 1: Royston Allotment Improvements

Last year, Groundwork South Yorkshire took over the management of various allotment sites in Royston, Barnsley. It soon became clear that two sites, Jubilee Fields and Poplar Terrace, were in need of some improvement so.....Read more

About

Groundwork South Yorkshire manages 69 allotment sites across Barnsley on behalf of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

Since taking over the management of the sites, Groundwork’s team has made significant improvements by clearing up sites previously blighted by fly-tipping, chopping back overgrown vegetation and erecting fences to cordon off plots.

For more information on how to apply for plots or to manage a plot you currently hold, please scroll down to our management section.

Allotments payment

If you have been offered an allotment plot, you will need to pay a £15 administration fee. Please follow the online payment instructions by clicking on the button below. Please note this is non-refundable. 

If you currently rent an allotment then your yearly fee of £77.52 on plots with water access or £38.20 without water access will be invoiced to you via Barnsley Council. Please note you are not able to pay allotment rental fees online.

Management

Groundwork South Yorkshire wants to make it as easy as possible for you to manage your plots online. In this section, you can apply for or terminate a plot, check site waiting lists and log an issue for our team.

If you have any enquiries that are not dealt with here, please feel free to call the office on 0114 263 6422.

Apply for a plot

If you would like to apply for a plot, you will need to click the 'Application form' button below. The allotment sites across Barnsley are incredibly popular and therefore often have waiting lists. Upon submitting your form, you will be placed on the relevant waiting list. You will be contacted with an offer once you reach the top of the waiting list.

To see site details and how many people are on each waiting list, please click here.

Application form

Site details and waiting lists

If you would like to see how many people are on the waiting list for each allotment site, please click on the button below. Please note that this list is updated every month. If you are already on a waiting list and would like to know your current position, please call the office on 0114 263 6422.

Site details and waiting lists

Log an issue

If you have a problem with your allotment plot please check the FAQs first to see if your issue can be resolved. If the FAQs do not help with your issue then you can fill in a form with details of the problem by clicking on the button below. This information will be submitted to our allotments team who will be in touch to help resolve the problem.

Log an issue form

Terminate your plot

If you wish to give your plot up, you will need to complete a termination form. There are two methods to choose from, you can call us on 01142 636422 and requst one sending in the post or you can complete the online cancellation form below.

Before you can submit this form you will need to get a termination code from us. You will need to call our office on 01142 636422 and request one. This is a preventative measure designed to stop the unauthorised termination of plots. Once we have received your request we will inform Barnsley Council and confirm your cancellation. 

Cancellation form

FAQs

If you have a routine enquiry about your allotment plot, please feel free to browse through the most common questions. If your question is not answered, please log an issue and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Benefits of an Allotment

Feedback

Planning an Allotment

Here is some helpful advice as to how to manage your allotment successfully and also some outdoor play ideas for the children :)

Top tips for new allotment holders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToyvxcLP14Q

 

How to entertain your children at the allotment: 

Firstly: Building an Insect Hotel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEmDyXXTF0I

How to build a scarecrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPsCBJDLxFs

Nature Scavenger hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HxXtjmwZYk

Easter Egg hunt on the allotment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HHgNJjDIgc

Create a pizza garden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv2otL_rABg

 

The team

Joe Hibbert - Allotment Project Officer

Joe Hibbert

John Fox - Green Team Supervisor

John Fox

James Adams - Allotment Support Officer

James Adams

Brendon Lewis - Green Team Assistant

Brendon Lewis

Glyn Forrester - Green Team Leader

Glyn Forrester

Mandy Jeffrey - Administrator

Mandy Jeffrey

News and stories

Mayor Opens New Allotments in Royston

Digging the new Royston Allotments!

An allotment site in Royston has expanded to cope with an increasing demand for plots in the village. ..Read more
Jubilee Fields

Showcasing Jubilee Fields allotment site

Over the last few weeks, we have been chronicling the changes that the Groundwork team have made to allotment sites in Barnsley.  ..Read more
Part3 Royston Allotment Improvements

Part 3: Royston Allotment Improvements

Last year, Groundwork South Yorkshire took over the management of various allotment sites in Royston, Barnsley. It soon became clear that two sites, Jubilee Fields and Poplar Terrace, were in need of.....Read more
Royston Allotment Improvements part2

Part 2: Royston Allotment Improvements

Last year, Groundwork South Yorkshire took over the management of various allotment sites in Royston, Barnsley. It soon became clear that two sites, Jubilee Fields and Poplar Terrace, were in need of some improvement so.....Read more
Royston Allotment Improvements part1

Part 1: Royston Allotment Improvements

Last year, Groundwork South Yorkshire took over the management of various allotment sites in Royston, Barnsley. It soon became clear that two sites, Jubilee Fields and Poplar Terrace, were in need of some improvement so.....Read more