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).




Water Conservation

A reminder that all sheds, constructions and greenhouses should be fitted with guttering to collect rainwater.

You can read more about water conservation on our website.

Dates for your Diary



Meet and Greet

Sun 15 May 10 to 11 am

Your opportunity to come and meet members of the committee.


Platinum Jubilee Lunch

12 to 3pm

Sun 12 June 2022



Open Day

Sun 7 August 2022

(to be confirmed)


Christmas Drinks

Sun 18 December (to be confirmed)



January 2023 (date still to be fixed)