Useful Info just for you​


A helpful video for new plot holders. Note: we are not allowed bonfires.

Courtesy of Brighton & Hove Food Partnership 


So You Want To Keep Chickens and Ducks


Chickens & Ducks are easy to keep, they are entertaining and best of all lay fresh delicious eggs.

This should leave you with a good sense of wellbeing.

As with all livestock & pets you take on a very important responsibility.

They require a good warm & dry home to live in (a Coup).

They require a good balanced food & clean water.

They require to be cared for, should they become sick.

Our association recommends that you only keep enough chickens or ducks, to provide the eggs that you & your family need.

A good point to remember: the more birds you have the more food they eat.

The council have set a limit of 12 chickens or ducks. You can have a mix between the two.

At the time of writing you may have as part of up to 12, one cockerel. Should it become a nuisance to residents you will be asked to remove the offending bird off site

Note: The keeping of chickens & ducks are no longer allowed on half plots or starter plots.

There are many websites with all the info you need, from how to build a coup, through to what to do if you if your birds are sick.

Please explore the links we have provided, these will help you with all you need to know.




Non-emergency police contact number: 101

101 is the number to call when you want to contact us when it’s less urgent than a 999 call.

101 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calls to 101 (from landlines and mobiles) cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call, or how long you're on the phone.

You should call the 101 non-emergency number when you want to:

  • report a crime or criminal damage

  • Report a minor road traffic collision

  • Contact your Neighbourhood Policing Team

  • Ask about lost property

  • Give us information about a crime or an offender

  • Get information or advice about a policing issue

For example, you should call 101 if:

  • Your car has been stolen

  • Your property has been damaged

  • you suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood.


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