Read Allotments are situated on the south side of Whalley Road adjacent to the Recreation Ground. They are available for the use of both Read and Simonstone residents and the current annual rent is £42 per full plot, approximately one quarter acre. A number of allotments have been divided into smaller, more manageable plots and 6 new allotments were constructed in 2009.
Application forms are available from Councillor Doreen Collinson, 4 Jubilee Street, Read, BB12 7PR (Tel. 01282 778582) to whom the inital approach should be made.
It is a condition of tenancy that allotments should be maintained in a tidy state of cultivation. The only permitted livestock are hens, rabbits and pigeons, which must be kept in suitable accommodation.