Sedgefield Town Council oversees 44 plots spanning across two sites. Winterton allotments were established in 2010 when land formerly owned by the NHS was repurposed for the community. Winterton is currently home to 23 plots, a mixture of both full and half plots, as well as toilet and storage facilities. The original allotments at Butterwick Road hold 21 full plots. The location of each site can be found on the following allotment map created by Durham County Council – click here
Allotment rents are to be collected in April, with invoices sent out at the start of the month. The rent for the year 2019/2020 is £42 for a full plot, £32 for a half plot.
Anyone wishing to be placed on the allotment waiting list can find an application form – Allotment application form
Allotment Challenge 2019:
After yet another successful competition in 2018, the Allotment Challenge will run again in 2019. This year, the categories are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place per site.
Allotment holders will be contacted closer to the time with information regarding the judging date and award ceremony.
Each year an annual competition is sponsored by Allotment Champion, Councillor Alf Walton and his wife Toni, where trophies and prizes are awarded for the Best Kept & Productive Plot and Most Improved Plot at both allotment sites. The 2018 Challenge was judged once again by Mr B Stephenson and the following winners were announced:
1. P. Gouldsboro
2. A. Dent
3. M. Thomas
1. J. Adair
2. K. Norman
3. E. Park
2017 – Winterton: 1. M. Thomas, 2. R. Webster, Most improved: U. Eken
2017 – Butterwick: 1. K. Tiplady, 2. I. Grieve, Most improved: N. Thomas
2016 – Winterton: 1. P. Anderson, 2. M. Mann
2016 – Butterwick: 1. J .Adair, 2. D. Maclennan, Most improved: E. Park & K. Tiplady
2015 – Winterton: 1. M. Mann, 2. A. Sirrel, Most improved: I. Pattie
2015 – Butterwick: 1. K. Norman, 2. K. Barrass, Most improved: D. Tiplady