The Town Council manages a total of sixty allotments the entrance to which is located off Cattery Lane and down the track at the east side of the bungalows of Lady Hullock’s Court. The Town Council rents the land from Lady Hullock’s Trust and this land is now registered as a Community Asset.
There have been allotments in that area of Stokesley for over 100 years, long before any of the new developments and many of the older tenants have been working their plots for over forty years. With the development of Lady Hullock’s Court in 1998 some of the allotment gardens were lost and the displaced tenants had to move further out towards the by-pass road and start work on what had previously been rough grazing.
The Town Council has undertaken a lot of remedial work at the allotments over the last three years, including an improved water supply, access track and new car park. Security fencing and gates have been installed to discourage much of the previous non-allotment related movements in the area.
An updated Tenancy Agreement and set of Allotment Regulations were agreed in 2015 and lead to a marked improvement in the maintenance of the gardens. The new regulations also introduced when fires by allotment holders are allowed. These are only permitted from October to the end of March, may only be lit between 9 am and 5 pm when the wind is blowing from the west (as indicated by the windsock on site) and must be damped down before being left.
The allotments are currently fully occupied, and a waiting list has been created. If you would like further details or wish to be added to the waiting list please contact the Town Clerk at the Town Hall.