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).

 

 

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Forthcoming Events

Latest News

 

Newsletters 2016-17

 

AGM Minutes

 

 

 

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Allotment Handbook

 
We have recently revised our allotment handbook which you can see by clicking on the following link:
Sunnyside Allotments Handbook Revised May 2016
 
 

Ted Dyer

 
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Click on the image above to read the many tributes to Ted.

 

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