Alton Allotment Association
Alton Allotment Association at a Glance
Alton Allotment Association was founded in 1994, originally to fight the development now known as Hermitage Close, which took half of the Borovere allotments site. The Association was too late to save these 24 plots, many of which had been left vacant and later, Whitedown allotments site was also considered for development, but thanks to a concerted campaign was saved thus allowing future plot holders to enjoy them still.
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Each of our five sites have site representatives and their contact details are displayed on each of the site gates. Alternatively please drop us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
To apply for a plot or if you have any questions regarding your site fees etc you need to contact the Alton Town Council located in the Town Hall, Market Square, Alton. http://www.alton.gov.uk/Allotments_6320.asp
Borovere - Pat Harding/Mike Penn
Wootey's - Yvonne Thorne
Spitalfield's - Steve Herbert
Whitedown - Kate Quick/John Pritchard
Hawthorns - Marion Morgans
At Alton Allotment Association, we continue to act as a conduit between our members, the town council and the surrounding community. We are dedicated to promoting the allotments as an essential asset to Alton. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Plot-holders can become empowered by growing produce all year round, learning from the more experienced members and gain more confidence in their own abilities.
There are sites in different areas around the town and anyone interest should contact the town council to add their name to the list for the site that suits them. Most sites have a waiting list for plots, this is partly due to recent events with the Covid-19 lockdown and a resurgent interest in the great outdoors.
1. Membership of the Association shall be open to all allotment gardeners in the Alton
Other gardeners may also join.
2. The Association shall charge a membership fee to members, payable on an annual
basis and renewable on January 1st each year. The fee level shall be determined by
the Association Committee.
3. Alton Town Council will have the discretion to charge a reduced fee when new members join
late in the Association year.
4. Members failing to renew their membership within four months of the start of the
Association year, will cease to be recorded as members.
5. Officers of the Association will be a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. Theseofficers
will be elected at the Annual General Meeting. Retiring officers will beeligible for re
election, normally for a consecutive period not exceeding three years.
6. The affairs of the Association to be conducted by a Committee of not more than ten members,
inclusive of the three officers. The seven committee members will representWhitedown
(2 representatives), Borovere (2), and Spitalfields/Wooteys (3). Thesite representatives
will be elected at the A.G.M. A quorum at a committeemeeting will be four members.
Casual vacancies can be filled by the committeeand any member so appointed will hold
committee membership until the A.G.M.
7. Officers and Committee members must be association members and currentallotment
tenants. Should they cease to be a plotholder, they must resign theirposition with the
8. The Association Committee must meet at least three times a year.
9. The A.G.M. will be held in March. Ten members will form a quorum. At themeeting, the
audited accounts and reports from the Chair, Secretary andTreasurer will be presented
and elections will be held for Officers and committeemembers. Special General
Meetings can be held should at least ten membersrequest this in writing to the
Secretary. No party political or sectarian discussionsor resolutions will be permitted at
10. The Committee will open a bank account in the name of the Association and allmonies
received on behalf of the Association will be paid into the account. Bacs payments to be
made by the Treasurer and any Cheques from theAssociation's General Fund will be signed
by one signatory, from those registered with the bank and agreed with the Association.
11. Separate accounts will be kept for income and expenditure on the sitemaintenance
contract. With permission from the committee, the Treasurer maychoose to operate a
separate bank account for the maintenance contract.
12. Summaries of the Association's accounts will be posted at the A.G.M. An auditor,who is
not a member of the Committee, will be appointed to audit the full accountsand report to
The Alton Allotment Association (AAA) collect information in the course of members joining the Association. The accuracy of the data is dependent on the information supplied by the member when joining or renewing membership. This includes the following:
Name/Postal address/Contact details, landline number, mobile number and email address
Association site details
The Association does not disclose private data to third parties, unless specifically identified as a requirement to fulfil the needs of the membership package or a specific initiative the individual has signed up to. We do not sell any information to third parties. We will keep your data until it is updated, or your membership ceases.
This will enable the Association to supply the benefits of membership, or to contact you directly, with membership information, using the contact details provided to us on joining or renewing your Association membership. We may at times contact you directly concerning developments within the Association and will also offer you the opportunity to opt into initiatives if you so wish.
If at any point you believe the information we have on you is incorrect, you can request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, please contact the Secretary of the Association and we will investigate the matter.
If you have received an e-mail from us and you would like to ensure that you do not receive any further communications, please contact us with your name and the email address we have on file for you and we will remove you from our mailing lists.