Olney has an area of allotments situated at Near Town Gardens, on the eastern side of the town. There are over a hundred plots that are very popular with local residents.
From 1st April 2021 the allotment rent is £3.50 per pole, this is the traditional method of measuring a plot, also known as a rod or a perch and measures 5.5 yards.
With the average plot being 5 poles, the annual charge would be £17.50.
Each year the Allotment Association award the Sidney Dix cup to the best allotment holder.
Olney Allotment Association has a Facebook Page: @olneyallotments and a community allotment website here. ( www.olneyallotments.co.uk)