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Parish allotments

Please complete the online form to register your interest in renting an allotment from Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council. Either the Parish Clerk or the Allotment Warden will be in touch.

Data Protection

(Please note that you will need to read and agree the basis for Wye Parish Council to hold and process your contact details.

Beanfield Allotments, Wye

Beanfield Allotments, Wye, with views across the Stour valley to the North Downs above Boughton Aluph.

A bushel box full of fresh vegetables

A bushel box full of fresh vegetables

The Parish Council owns and manages over 100 plots on Churchfield and Beanfield allotments. Some of these plots are subdivided for those who do not need a full size allotment. Both allotment sites are located on Grade 2 agricultural land, and both have mains water laid on. To conserve drinking water, hosepipes and sprinklers are not permitted.

Ashford Borough Council owns and manages a third, much smaller allotment site with a further eleven plots north of Bridge Street. This site is only accessible on foot, via The Twitten. Parking is severely constrained in this part of Wye.

The parish of Wye is fortunate to have over 60% of all the designated rural allotment land in the whole of Ashford borough. Most parishes have no allotments to offer their residents.

As an example Tenterden Town Council only has 30 allotments to offer its 8,000 people. Tenterden has over three times the population of Wye, but less than a third of the number of allotments.

Allotments in Wye

Sunlight through a vivid red and green rainbow chard leaf

1. Churchfield Allotments (2.1 acres) located north of the parish churchyard.

2. Beanfield Allotments (4.2 acres) located south of Occupation Road.

3. Bridge Street Allotments (0.4 acres) located north of Bridge Street, with access on foot via The Twitten (owned and managed by Ashford Borough Council)

The allotments are in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the North Downs Way National Trail passes beside the Churchfield and Beanfield allotment sites. Although sheltered from the wind, the Churchfield and Beanfield allotments provide their gardeners with panoramic views (see image below) over the North Downs. (These views also provide a very good excuse when digging to pause from time to time and stand up straight).

Allotment map

For a map of the three allotment sites, and more information about the Parish Council and Ashford Borough Council allotments in Wye, please follow the link to the A to Z list of services on this website.

  • Please note that the demand for allotment plots in Wye is higher than ever. The Parish Council gives priority to applications from Wye parish precept payers, and restricts new lettings to one plot per resident.

Wye church in June 2005, at that time there was little demand allotments and they were mostly overgrown

Churchfield Allotments in June 2005. Unlike today, back then there was relatively little demand for allotments.

Register your interest

Please complete the form below to register your interest in renting an allotment plot held by Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council. Either the Clerk or the Allotment Warden will be in touch. (Please note that for data protection purposes you need to read and agree the basis for holding and processing your contact details, and opt-in below.

* Required Field

Wye Allotment - Registration of Interest Form

Dr, Mr, Mrs, Ms

House name or number, Street name, Village, Postal town,

(Limited to 50 words)

preference for plot size and condition, date to take on a plot, accessibility.

(Limited to 150 words)

(landline, if applicable)

(Landline or mobile)

Please add my email address to the Parish Council's mailing list and keep me informed.

(Required under the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR)

Demand for allotments is high and there is a waiting list. When allotments become available Wye residents have priority.

If you subscribe to the free Wye Parish Newsletter the Parish Council will retain your registration of interest. This will avoid the need for you to remember to re-register every year.

View of Beanfield allotments and well cultivated plots

Well cultivated plots on Beanfield Allotments

Data protection and privacy

In summary, the Parish Council will keep your data secure and not share it data with any third party.

The Parish Council is registered with the Information Commissioner as a data processor (Reg.Z3458715) For further information, please see the full Privacy Notice at the foot of every page.

On this basis...

'I consent to the processing and storage of my personal data to allow email communications between the Parish Council and myself on local news, planning, allotments and other related matters concerning Wye and the surrounding parishes.

I understand that I can unsubscribe from the Parish Newsletter automatically, and at any time either by clicking a link at the foot of each Parish Newsletter, or by emailing the Parish Clerk.'

The view of the Kent Downs AONB

View of the North Downs across Met Station field, Occupation Road, Wye. The Rothampsted aphid trap was one of a network of 16 monitoring stations across the country

The North Downs across the Great Stour valley, viewed from Occupation Road. The tower in Met Station field was part of the Rothampsted Insect Survey suction trap network between 1966 and 2019. This collected data on migrating aphids as part of 'the most comprehensive standardised long-term data on insects in the World.' The Wye Weather Station in the same field collected data for the Met Office, until Imperial College took over Wye College in 2000.

Did you know...

Aphids feeding (photo credit Rothampsted Research)

Aphids feeding (photo credit Rothampsted Research)

The Rothampsted insect suction trap at Met Station field Wye (1966 -2019) was one of a network of sixteen sites across the country. Each trap is monitored daily during the spring, summer and autumn for long term research and crop protection intelligence purposes. The 12.2m tall traps are designed to catch a small, but representative sample of whatever aphids and other species are on the wing over an area of radius approximately 80 km. For example, Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus is spread by aphid vectors in cereal crops by Bird Cherry-oat Aphid, Grain Aphid and Rose-grain Aphid. In Kent, the damson hop aphid is the most serious economic pest for hop growers. Now the nearest Rothampsted trap is located at Writtle College, Essex.

Last updated: Sun, 26 Feb 2023 16:17