Croydon notice to allotment holders

Update: 17/3/2020

From: David White, Croydon Programme Manager – Active Lifestyles

To: Croydon Allotment Committees

” Following the government advice on Monday 16th March 2020 to limit non-essential travel and social gatherings I wanted to clarify the position of the Croydon Allotment Service.

Croydon Allotments: Direct managed allotment sites for now remain open but we strongly advise all plot-holders to follow government and NHS advice on reducing the risk of spreading the Covid-19 Coronavirus (

Cultivation Guidance & Inspections: Spring (April) inspections will be cancelled indefinitely and we are going to delay communication of our updated cultivation guidance. As a service we feel it would be contradictory to government advice to enforce cultivation standards at a time when people are advised to avoid non-essential travel. Information and further update on summer inspections will be communicated in due course. All plot-holders should be assured that cultivation standards won’t be enforced without sufficient notice during this period of disruption.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions.

Kind regards

David White

Programme Manager – Active Lifestyles

Below is a copy of the Croydon Plot-holder Notice