Bimport, Shaftesbury 

Who we are

In December 1970, Jocelyn Wrightson bequeathed a parcel of land for use as allotments, at the corner where Bimport descends into St John's Hill. This extraordinary act of generosity left us with 14 half allotments with fabulous soil in the crown of our historic hilltop town.

We are a charitable trust. In the past, costs have been entirely covered by rents paid. Over time, however, we have received generous financial assistance and we have become a substantial beneficiary of awards from The Big Lottery Fund.


The next AGM will be Thursday 1st March 2018 at 6PM at The Town Hall. Notes from meetings are listed here.


At the 2017 AGM, it was announced that this is our last year with Derek Beer as chairman of the trust☹.

Waiting List

With the exception of a quarter allotment, which was vacated this March, and is being offered to existing part allotment holders for first refusal, all of our allotments are occupied. If you are interested in renting an allotment, please to be put onto the waiting list. The waiting list currently has nineThe person who applied 4th May 2014 is now top of the waiting list. people on it.