Running The Allotments
The site is owned by Sunderland City Council (each smallholder pays a rent) - the site is self managed.
This means that a Committee, drawn from and elected by allotment holders, manages the running and development of the allotment site.
The Committee meets regularly, and also holds an Annual General Meeting (open to all plot holders).
For information about the Committee, or to see minutes of meetings, please click on the underlined words above.
CONTACT THE COMMITTEE
Select this link for details of Committee members and officials, and how to contact them .
MINUTES OF MEETINGS
Select this link to access minutes of Committee meetings, and the Annual General Meeting.
Questions & Suggestions
If you have questions or suggestions about the allotments, you can share these in a number of ways.
You can contact members of the committee directly. Click here for details of officials and members.
Or you can click here to email us. (Please Note: email is checked regularly although not necesssarily daily/weekly).
Some questions/suggestions and replies are shared on this site, to help other smallholders. You can see these at our Feedback & Questions section.
We also try to keep people informed with news in the Community & Gardening Events section, and at our Facebook page.
APPLYING FOR AN ALLOTMENT
If you live in Sunderland, and are interested in applying for an allotment on this site, you might like to talk to a Committee member or official first.
Applications should be made to the Committee who will confirm elligibility, process your application, and manage your position in a waiting list.
Please download, complete, and return our application form electronically (returing it to our email address). Click here to obtain the form.
If you'd rather, you can just send us an email, but it must contain all the information the form requests.
ALLOTMENT PLOT HOLDER AGREEMENT
As of April 2017, each plotholder is required to sign (for each plot that they hold) an agreement with Sunderland Council before being eligible for tenancy. The agreement also includes an additional clause relating to the Wearside Smallholdings site, which must also be signed.
Click here to read the agreement
Click here to read Council advice regarding Allotment Fires