The Horncastle Allotments are situated behind Churchill Avenue (off Boston Road). There are 61 plots in total of varying sizes (as full plots become vacant they are being split in half to enable more people to have allotments).
Rent of new plots is £20 a year (runs from January to December) with a £45 deposit which is returned once the plot is given up provided it has been left free of weeds and debris and ready to re-let.
If you wish to rent one please contact the Town Council office in person, via email or phone.
The Town Council runs a Best Kept Allotment competition each year. This is generously supported by Wyevale who provide a gift voucher for the best kept allotment and Maurice Dunk who gives up his time to judge the allotments. The shield and gift vouchers are presented to the winners at a Council meeting in the Autumn each year.
Three allotment holders regularly meet with the Estates Management Committee to discuss any issues.
Horncastle cemetery is situated on Boston Road.
Plots are available for interments and the burial of ashes. It is also possible to reserve a grave space.
For all enquiries contact Stuart Goodacre on 07899 737979
Estates Management Committee
The Committee has delegated responsibility from the Town Council to manage and maintain:
– Boston Road Cemetery
– the Cemetery Lodge
– the Cemetery Chapel
– the allotments off Churchill Avenue
– the Coronation Walk Play Area
– the Town Clock
– St Mary’s Churchyard
– grass cutting in front of the Congregational Chapel
– the Parish Paths (as part of the Parish Path Partnership Agreement)
– two open spaces in the town
– various seats/benches around the town
– two noticeboards
Chairman: Councillor David Roark
Vice Chairman: Councillor Maurice Lamb
Councillors: Brian Burbidge, John Lechler and Craig Moore
Press and public are welcome to attend meetings, apart from when confidential items are being discussed. A maximum of 10 minutes is set aside prior to the start of each meeting for comments and questions from the public.