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.

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.