Hose Pipe Ban

South East Water have instigated a temporary hosepipe ban (TUB) starting on Friday 12th August 2022 and can implement a fine of £1,000 for anyone breaking this ban. 

From this date you will no longer be permitted to use a hosepipe on the allotments.  Anyone found doing so may have their tenancy terminated immediately and, if EAGS receive a fine, this will be passed on to the tenant who has broken the ban.

After this date:

  • hosepipes may NOT be used to fill water butts

  • hosepipes may NOT be used to water greenhouses and polytunnels


Tenants must disconnect any hosepipes from standpipes and put them away for the duration of the temporary hosepipe ban.



Tenants who are on the priority services register are exempt from the temporary hosepipe ban at home.  If you have received notification from South East Water stating that you are on the Priority Services Register you MUST contact the office and show proof from South East Water BEFORE using a hosepipe on your allotment.  You will then be added to the EAGS register and given a card to display on your plot should you be challenged about using a hosepipe. 

To be eligible to use the PSR on your allotment, the person named on the exemption MUST be the main plot holder.

Welcome to Eastbourne Allotments

EAGS manages around 1,200 allotments across 14 sites in Eastbourne on behalf of Eastbourne Borough Council.  To apply for a plot you must be over 18 and a resident of Eastbourne. 


A standard allotment measures 5 rods or 126 square metres, although we have smaller and larger plots available.  For the 2022/23 rent year the annual cost including water is £0.55 per square metre, £68.67 for a 5 Rod Plot.  In your first year a deposit of £65.00 must be paid. 


Maps and addresses of all our sites can be found in the Allotments menu tab where you can also print off an application form.  Completed forms should be sent to the EAGS Office.  Alternatively call into our office in Gorringe Road to complete a form and find out more information.


The office is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 to 12.00.  We are closed Mondays.


There is increased number of cases of avian influenza in Sussex. Bexhill, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Brighton have seen outbreaks in wild birds and sea birds. If you see any dead birds on the sites, do not touch them,  report them to WRAS

  • For up to date information, please click on link below




EAGS have updated the rules on keeping chicken. All chicken food feeders must be metal and vermin proof. Please read the information on keeping chicken available on this site.