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Are you involved in allotment management?


We have a duty and a power! Recent demand for fresh local organic food has led to an increase in demand for allotments. Those managing allotments need to ensure they fully understand their role and responsibilities and what legal and statutory requirements they need to fulfil. This one day interactive training course will give you the knowledge and tools to take away and practically apply to your allotment portfolio. 

Why you should attend?

  • Find out how to obtain a site and set it up.
  • Understand the legalities of allotments
  • Consider the best way to manage an allotment to everyone's advantage
  • Understand your role in allotment management
  • Discuss the current issues facing the management of allotments.

Who should attend?

  • All Parish and Town Councils involved in allotment management, or looking to create new site or regenerate existing sites.

Course outline:
The importance of allotments to the community, health, social, economic etc.

  • Provision and acquisition of allotments
  • Managing allotments – the committee; allocating tenancies; rents, rules and regulations
  • The allotment tenancy agreement
  • Determination, disposal and compensation


0930 - 1600*

*This is a one day course. Exact timings will be confirmed when you receive your joining instructions.

About the trainer:

Karen Kenny is an environmentalist and freelance Garden writer, Broadcaster and Lecturer. Gaining her love of gardening from her Grandfather. Karen is a Granny herself now and hopes to pass on her love of gardening and the environment to her grandchildren.

Karen occasionally writes articles for gardening magazines and is regularly heard on BBC Radio Suffolk’s Saturday Gardening programme. She has published two books in association with Top That publishing.

Karen is President of the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd. She is also an allotment field secretary in Ipswich and a member of the Ipswich Allotment Holders Association management team as well as being Chairman of the Suffolk Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners.

Karen is a member of the Ipswich Borough Environment and Sustainability panel and is one of the founder members and past chairman of The Ipswich Organic Gardeners group.

She is also a founder and actively involved in the Allotment Forestry Initiative encouraging the use of Hazel coppicing to provide allotment holders with traditional Bean poles and pea sticks.  www.allotmentforestry.com now a Woodland Trust National Beanpole week project.



Delegate Fees:

If your Clerk attends, subsequent bookings for the same course from members of the council may attend at the member rate.

There is not just value in your investment in attending the training course, but these are also great opportunities to network with like-minded individual and make new contacts.

Book your next personal development opportunity now!

*Your registration will secure you a place on the course. Your booking will then be confirmed and invoices issued approximately 3 weeks before the course date. At a similar time you will also be sent a delegate list and joining instructions detailing the venue, parking, trainer and any other details relevant to the course. It is advised not to book your travel until the course is confirmed and you have received your joining instructions.

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If you have any questions, please contact us through our contact form.

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