Allotments allow you to grow your own fresh vegetables, fruit and flowers, enjoy the fresh air and have some healthy exercise.  

Council-run allotment sites

 There are three council run allotment sites in West Lancashire, providing 36 plots:

  • Tower Hill, Ormskirk: 11 x  full sized plots  
  • Clucas Gardens, Ormskirk: 4 x  full sized plots, 6 x half sized plots & 3 x quarter sized plots  
  • Owen Avenue, Ormskirk :  3 x full sized plots, 9 x half sized plots  

All are managed directly by the Council.

Current Allotment prices:

Full Sized Plot                    £36 per annum

Half Sized Plot                   £18 per annum

Quarter Sized Plot            £12 per annum


How to apply for a council allotment

Unfortunately there are no vacancies for cleared plots at the moment. There is currently a waiting list. You can ask for your name to be added to the list by downloading and completing the application form below and emailing it to:

If you are offered a plot you will be required to sign a simple tenancy agreement, which sets out your rights and responsibilities.  

Other allotment sites

There are some other allotment sites in the borough which are run independently by associations. These are:

  • Lawns Avenue, Up Holland, 17 plots: Lawns Avenue, is owned and run by Up Holland Parish Council. Please contact the Parish Clerk, contact details can be found in the Council Information System under Parish Councils.  
  • Houghtons Road, Skelmersdale, 26 plots: Houghtons Road is run by Skelmersdale Horticultural Society. Please contact Darren Gibson: email for availability.  
  • Tawd Valley, Skelmersdale (located off Manfield, Skelmersdale, WN8 6SU), 34 plots: If you have any enquiries regarding the allotments, please contact Secretary Don Brookes via email at
  • Liverpool Road, Skelmersdale, 22 plots: Liverpool Road is run by the Liverpool Road Allotment Society. Please contact via email :
  • Richmond Avenue, Burscough, 14 plots: Richmond Avenue is now run by the Burscough Allotment Society. If you have any enquiries regarding the allotments please contact the current secretary, Janice Atkinson via email at

For more information about allotments