The Society organises various events throughout the year.

Open Day:

This is held during National Allotment Week in August. Its original purpose was to act as a showcase for the allotment site and to attract new tenants. Now that we have so many more tenants, it has become more of an occasion when we can invite local residents to enjoy the beauty of the site and its activities with us.

Summer Barbecue:

This is held on a Saturday afternoon and evening at the end of June, it is an opportunity for tenants and their guests to get together and relax. Everyone brings their own food and drink and cooks on the barbecues provided. Christmas Drinks: this event takes place at lunchtime at the Tea Hut on SSOld, usually on the Sunday before Christmas. It is an “al fresco” event so wrap up warmly! Tenants bring contributions to eat, and a bottle to be added to the warming mulled wine. It’s a very sociable occasion and a good opportunity to get to know your fellow allotment gardeners.

Allotment Working Parties and Projects:

We hold these on winter Sundays in November, January, February and March, when we ask tenants to become involved and give some of their time to general care and maintenance of the sites. This could be mulching the hazel coppices, clearing overgrown areas, repairing or re-seeding roadways, clearing car parks, clearing and re-planting in Birtchnells Copse or whatever else needs doing. The day is hard work, good exercise, and lunch is provided.

Outside Events:

Since the Society was formed in 1997, we have participated in many local events, promoting the benefits of allotment gardening in general and publicising our own sites in particular. We always need tenants to help man our stand at these events.

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Sunnyside Allotments Handbook Revised May 2016

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