We aim to represent all allotment, leisure and community gardeners in the North of England and Scotland.
The Northern Region covers the areas of Scotland, Northumberland & Tyne & Wear, County Durham, Cleveland and North Cumbria.
There has been an organisation representing the interests of allotment and leisure gardeners in the North of England for many years,we can trace this back to at least 1976. This covered the Northern region of the NSALG which includes Scotland and most of Northern England. In April 2014 a new association was formed with a new constitution. This Constitution enabled the organisation, known now as the Northern Region Allotments Association, to better represent all members and any other allotment or leisure gardeners in the region who wished to join.
In March 2018, after a number of meetings, the NSALG decided, without any consultation with the NRAA, to form a new group in the Northern Region.
The NRAA is managed by a Management Committee. The Committee are elected once a year and as you would expect we have a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and up to ten other committee members. You can see who the current committee by visiting the Members area here.
We have regular quarterly meetings in January, April, July and September and our Annual General Meeting always coincides with the January quarterly meeting. The dates for future meetings are here.
Your Regional Representative can offer advice on legal issues, help you with tenancy agreements, constitutions, rules and many other aspects of allotment life. They can also advise on disputes between allotments and landlords, help with problem tenants and committees and many other day-to-day problems. Details of your Regional Representative can be found here.
We arrange courses on all subjects of allotment and leisure gardening. Let us know if you want a specific subject for a course, if there is enough interest we will organise one. We can either hire speakers (there would of course be a charge) or one of our own members can give the course, the only fee would be refreshments etc. More information can be found here