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About Wearside Smallholders

We are a large group of people who rent allotments from Sunderland City Council, at a site on Shields Road that has existed for around 50 years after being relocated to make way for Monkwearmouth Comprehensive School. 


The allotments are self-managed by a Committee selected from smallholders, and consists of 340

plots, making it one of the largest sites in the country.

Scene of an allotment

An annual rent is paid by each plot holder, to Sunderland Council (the owner of the site).

As well as individual plots we also support some local charities with 'community gardens' to help them in

their work with health and wellbeing, inclusion, skills and employability training.

We look after our own community as well, and hold events and competitions throughout the year for

allotment holders and their families.



Explore the website to fnd out about the types of thngs we do and what goes on at the allotment:

        Allotment Management & Development -will tell you how we are managed, and how the site has been and is being improved.

        Community & Gardening Events - contains information about the activties we get up to at the site and locally


We are located on Shields Road (A1018) close to where it joins Newcastle Road (A184) at the Miller's Inn roundabout

(please see the map below) and the main entrance is from Shields Road.


Wearside Smallholder's & Allotments Ltd, Fulwell, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR5 1PH shieldsroadallotments@yahoo.co.uk

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