Posted: 24/10/2014 at 11:30
Hi GG, for your information, this was the process with my plotI was on the waiting list for 3 yrs)
I had a phone call from the allotment officer (she is another plot holder and I think its a voluntary role). She also shows any prospective plot holder the plots available and discusses all the details ie water, prices, sheds, rules and regs etc. Once I had convinced my OH and decided to take on a plot, I went to see the council officer in charge of "green spaces" to sign a form, have a brief discussion and pay for a gate key. A few weeks later I had an agreement to sign and send to the council.
It may be different with privately owned allotments, some are owned by the church or other organizations.
Once you've got your key, the fun begins, !!