Penzance Town Council is responsible for 9 allotment fields within the Parish of Penzance. There is a total of approximately 175 plots and there is a Waiting List for all allotment fields.
The allotment fields are listed below with the approximate number of years waiting:-
Lescudjack - at the top of Castle Road (approx. 7 years)
Leskinnick - Leskinnick Terrace (approx. 6 years)
Crankan - Heamoor on the turn-off to Bone Valley (approx. 5 years)
Trannack - Heamoor (near Parc Mellan - entrance gate on road to Gulval) (approx. 5 years)
Gulval - near to the Leat and Mead Houses (approx. 5 years)
Love Lane - Alverton (approx. 7 years)
Alverton Playing Field - top of Mount's Bay Road (approx. 5 years)
Mennaye - near to Boating Pool (approx. 9 years)
Penlee Point - on the road to Mousehole (opposite caravan park) (approx. 8 years)
Plots on the allotment fields are only available to people who reside in the Parish of Penzance.
To apply for a plot, persons would need to inform the Town Clerk's Office of their name, address, telephone number and their field choices (they can name 3 fields).
As there is such a long Waiting List for all allotment fields, plots which become available are now split into two in the hope of bringing the Waiting List down more quickly.
All allotment fields are inspected once a month by the Town Council's Allotment Inspector. Any plots reported to be neglected are sent a proforma to enquire as to whether they wish to work the plot or, give it up so that it can be offered to the next person on a very lengthy Waiting List. If there is a promise to work the plot, it must show signs of work by the next inspection and, if not, the tenant is given Notice to Quit and must vacate within 7 days.