About Us

Sunnyside Allotment Society was formed in 1997 to promote the interests of tenants both by self help and encouraging the town council to improve the sites. Membership of the Society is automatic for plot holders, the subscription and participation being discretionary. All receive the newsletter.

The Society aims to:

  • foster a spirit of help and co-operation;
  • encourage new allotment gardeners, maintain the allotment environs in good order;
  • preserve the magnificent Sunnyside slopes for allotment gardening into the future;
  • and organise social events from time to time.

Over the years we have obtained additional water tanks, planted two hazel coppices and improved the general appearance of the site by arranging the annual collection of rubbish and by clearing some long neglected gardens. We issue a newsletter about once a quarter and it can also be downloaded from this site.

We are affiliated to the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) which brings several benefits; insurance, magazine, discounted seeds scheme and their national campaign to protect local allotments from appropriation and development – helping to maintain essential green spaces in and around towns (in addition to the two hazel coppices we have plans to create a large wildflower meadow in co-operation with the town council).




Dates for your Diary

Working Parties

Sun 7th October 2018

Sun 4th November 2018

Sun 6th January 2019

Sun 3rd February 2019

Sun 3rd March 2019


Christmas Drinks

Sun 19th December 2018



Sat 19th January 2019


Latest News

Open Day 2018

Pruning fruit trees

The Society has arranged two dates when a trained horticulturalist will talk about the theory and practice of pruning. There will be a demonstration and the opportunity to ask questions. The dates are: Saturday 10th February 14.00 hrs and Friday 16th February 14.00 hrs Both to be held the at tea hut Sunnyside Old B15.

AGM 20 January 2018

At Sunnyside Rural Trust building on SSO at 10.30 am. Please come along to support the society and to pay this year's subs which are £4.00. You can download the agenda and 2016 minutes by clicking on this link. Please print them out and bring along to the meeting.