The Town Council administers some 149 allotment plots spread around 8 different locations within the area. Demand for plots has grown nationwide over the last few years and Melksham is no exception to this trend.
The plots vary in size and quality. New tenants sign an agreement to maintain and cultivate their plot, paying a current annual fee of £30.00 for a full size plot and £15.00 for a half plot.
The task of maintaining a plot is not to be taken lightly, demanding time, energy and commitment. The rewards, however, are the satisfaction of growing your own fresh fruit, flowers and vegetables and meeting other fellow enthusiasts.
The allotments are located at Addison Road, Awdry Avenue, Dorset Crescent, Methuen Avenue, Milton Avenue, Portman Road, Southbrook Road, Wiltshire Crescent, there are also allotments at Berryfield and Briansfield these last two are managed by Melksham Without Parish Council.