Downton Parish Council’s Allotments are  located  in Wick Lane, Downton.  They are managed by the Downton Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Association and not by the Clerk.

There are some more allotments at the rear of the Catholic Church in Barford Lane.  They are on private land and managed by the Catholic Church.

The Parish map shows where the allotments are.

Downton Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Association

Vegetable drawingDear Allotmenteers

Another growing season is about to begin and wonder how the weather will affect this year’s crops! A big welcome to all the new gardeners to our site.
We repeat, PLEASE let us know as soon as possible if you intend to give up your plot or would like to downsize. We do have people on the waiting list and they would much prefer to take on a plot for the beginning of the growing season.

SEEDS – the committee hopes that ordering seeds etc through Dobbies has proved successful and as we’ve received no adverse comments, we intend to continue with the scheme this year.

FENCING – many boundary fences are now in a poor state of repair. Please either replace to make safe or take completely down. We don’t want any injuries!

BONFIRES – can only be lit after 18.00 and NOT at weekends. Yes, we agree, an inconvenient nuisance but better than being banned altogether. Only vegetal waste – anything else, please take to the recycling tip in Salisbury. Please be considerate and only light a fire when smoke will not annoy neighbouring households and DO NOT leave a fire unattended until it is completely out.

THEFTS – a reminder that due to several break ins and thefts from sheds in 2019, do not store items of monetary or sentimental value and report to the police and committee if a break in occurs.

GATE – the gate must be kept shut at ALL times – it is still being left open far too often.

Again, our thanks to Ian Lane and his brother for keeping the track side verges mowed and under control throughout 2019. We’re sure you appreciate their many hours of work involved.

Would anyone like to volunteer to help clear vacant plots e.g. strimming, weed killer spraying or rotavating on an ad hoc basis? A list of names would ensure we could share the tasks so the same people weren’t asked for help every time.

Chairman – Susan Barnhurst-Davies – for tenancy issues, general allotment problems or issues, those wishing to give up or downsize their allotment
Long Close Barn, Long Close Tel 07875 036879

Joint Secretary – Chris Hall – for tenancy issues, general allotment concerns or those wishing to give up or downsize their allotment
69 Catherine Crescent Tel 01725 511887

Joint Secretary – Paul Dickinson – for tenancy issues, general allotment concerns or those wishing to give up or downsize their allotment
4 West Wick Tel 07766 827603

Treasurer – Janette Ecob – pay subscriptions, or those wishing to give up or downsize their allotment
Flat 10 Horseshoe Court, The Borough Tel 01725 510076


Dear plot holders, following on the last advice email to you all, please observe the up to date measures below. Stay safe. Further information for plot holders from the National Association of Allotments can be found by clicking this link:

All Members of DALGA are requested to take sensible precautions and comply fully with Government and commonsense precautions to avoid accelerating the spread of the Covid 19 Virus, to protect our families and the NHS.

In brief the following advice of the National Allotment Society is required of DALGA plot holders:

  • STAY AWAY FROM THE ALLOTMENT SITE if a household member is ill with corona‐virus; you should not be visiting the site.
  • Carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands regularly.
  • Sanitise hands before and after using taps.
  • Do not wash your hands in water barrels.
  • DO NOT gather together for a chat even if you are 2 metres apart for guidance.
  • Observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2‐3 metres
  • If you take your children to the plot, ensure that they stay within your plot confines.
  • Do not share tools.
  • Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes.
  • Only Plot Owners should enter the site, no casual visits.
  • For current and more detailed advice please follow the NAS hyperlink above