Community Right to Challenge - Allotments

We have received an ‘expression of interest’ from a community organisation that would like to take over the management of our allotments service.

A group has contacted us under the ‘community right to challenge (CRC)’ legislation, that allows community organisations to put forward their plans and ideas as to how they would run and improve a local authority service.

The CRC is the right for community organisations to submit an expression of interest in running services of a local authority on behalf of that authority. There is a formal process where the community group formally registers their interest and submits comprehensive details of how this will be done.  The Local Authority is compelled to seriously consider any request received. The link below is the government website providing guidance on this legislation.

Under the proposals, 52 allotments which are owned by the Council would be considered for a change in management.

Allotments that we manage but don't own, and those managed by town and parish councils are currently unaffected by the proposals – but could be affected in future if a new management company took over the running of the service.

We will keep allotment holders up-to-date on how the process progresses.

Any organisation wanting to be considered as part of this process can do so online at: