The Northern Region Allotments Association (NRAA) seeks to serve the needs of Allotment Tenants, Managers and Landlords in the area bounded by the Yorkshire/Lancashire boundaries to the South, the Scottish Border to the North, the North Sea to the East and the Cumbrian Coast to the West. In terms of community areas this is the Tees Valley, Tyneside, the counties of Durham, Northumberland, and Cumbria together with the cities in the area.
We aim to assist allotment people with tasks that they may not be familiar with. Self-Management, Fund Raising, Constitutions, Rules for Tenants, guidelines on allotment management and other out of the ordinary things that occur from time to time like rodent control or visits to events of interest. As well the Quarterly Forums allow exchange of ideas, help on horticultural and livestock problems and many other topics.
In the last year we have assisted over 40 allotment sites and associations in resolutions to problems covering constitutions, rules, neighbours, problem tenants and landlords.
We are currently advising councils on their Allotment Strategies, have assisted councils on Section 8 (Disposal of Allotment Land) actions and aided three Town Councils and six Parish Councils in local problems with Tenants or Associations. We have also assisted private landlord/allotments in drawing up leases and other documents.
We arrange coach trips to the Harrogate Flower Show in the Spring and Autumn. We attend local events such as the Stanley Show and others. We also give and arrange courses. Email events for more information.
We have quarterly meetings at Belmont Social Club, near Durham. Our Annual General Meeting is in January each year. Dates for future meetings are:
All at Belmont Social Club, Carrville, DH1 1AH at 2pm, at the junction of the A690 and the A1(M)
You are welcome to come to the Quarterly meetings, just turn up.