Allotments (Wye Parish Council)
The Parish Council owns and manages two large allotment sites in the village, and Ashford Borough Council owns and manages a third, small allotment site. Wye is fortunate to have over 60% of all the designated rural allotment land in the whole borough. Most parishes have none.
Image: Three allotments marked on the 1841 tithe map of Wye.
This map shows how the legal protection afforded to allotment land has preserved historic field boundaries. Wye College acquired about one third of Bean Field Allotments in 1962, to build the glasshouses occupied until recently by Biological Crop Protection BCP Certis. The land is still protected by an agricultural covenant. In 1961 Wye College acquired the east part of Churchfield Allotments to build the chemistry labs, the New Lecture Theatre and other educational buildings.
Red line - Churchfield Allotments (Parish Council) Post 1961 boundary, with access of Olantigh Road.
Blue line - Bean Field Allotments (Parish Council) Pre 1962 boundary, with access of Olantigh Road.
Green line - Bridge Street Allotments (Ashford Borough Council) current boundary, with access off The Twitten
Churchfield Allotments are located north of the parish churchyard. Vehicle access is off Olantigh Road. There is limited parking on site.
Bean Field Allotments are located adjacent to Occupation Road, with limited parking on site. Vehicle access is off Olantigh Road.
The North Downs Way National Trail passes beside both allotment sites. Although the allotments are sheltered, both provide views over the North Downs.
Allotment Warden, Mrs Jane Burnham
Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council
For all enquiries about Beanfield and Churchfield allotments please contact the Allotment Warden.
- 01233 812 042
Ashford Borough Council owns twelve allotment sites in total. Of these, the only site outside the built up area of Ashford town is in Wye. (Given that the Parish Council owned and managed allotments in Wye long before Ashford Borough Council came into existence, there is an unanswered question about the legality of this dual arrangement).
Bridge Street Allotments are accessible on foot from The Twitten, between Bridge Street and Churchfield Way. Access is restricted to key holders only and there is no parking.
Ashford Borough Council
- 01233 330 528