Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get an allotment?

There are a number of allotment sites across Portsmouth, each with a waiting list. Currently for the Eastney and Milton Allotments it's between 3 and 4 years. To register interest and find out more please go to the Portsmouth City Council website.  

How do I become a member of the Allotment Association?

Drop in to the shop to join. 

See the About Us section for more infomation about the benefits.

Are there any rules about what we can and can't do on our plot?

Yes - these are published by the City Council on this link.  

Can we receive deliveries onsite and if so, what's the postcode?

There are suppliers who will deliver to the allotment site, but in virtually all cases they will only deliver as far as the car parks or entrance gates.

The entrance to the main car park is on Locksway Road. The postcode is PO4 8LF.

The entrance for Hope Cottage is in Meryl Road. The postcode is PO4 8LA.

These postcodes can also be used in case of an emergency and an ambulance is needed.

Are there toilets onsite?

Yes - these can be found at the end of the tarmac path running from the shop towards Langstone Harbour. They are kept locked but the key used to open the gates will open the toilets. Please ensure the toilets are kept clean and locked again afterwards.

Are dogs allowed onsite?

Yes, but they must be kept on a lead to ensure they do not damage other people's plots. Owners must ensure they pick up any dog mess.


Who do I contact in case of vandalism or theft?

In all cases, please contact the Portsmouth Police on 0845 045 4545.     

Please also let us know so we can monitor the situation with Portsmouth City Council.