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Thetford Allotments

There are over 200 individual allotment plots in Thetford, spread across five sites: Mundford Road, Bury Road, London Road, Icknield Way, and Magdalen Street. All the sites are owned and managed by Thetford Town Council. For background information, see the National Allotment Society's Brief History of Allotments.

The Town Council's allotments in Thetford are overseen by the Allotments Committee, which generally meets quarterly (January, April, July and October). View agendas, minutes and other documents. Many plot-holders are also members of the Thetford Garden and Allotment Club. For full details about the allotments, including how to apply for a plot, see the Town Council Allotments page.

Under the Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908, Parish Councils (or District Councils in unparishes areas) have a duty to provide allotments if they believe there is demand for them from residents. Under the Allotments Act 1925, land currently used by a Council for allotments cannot be sold or have its use changed without permission from the Secretary of State for the Environment. Such permission will only be given if there is adequate alternative provision for the displaced plotholders.

There is a tentative proposal being discussed by the Greater Thetford Development Partnership, to use some of the Mundford Road Allotment space as additional parking for the Train Station. This would require replacement allotment land to be found elsewhere in Thetford. Further details can be found on the Railway Station Improvements page.