Benefits of Membership

The Association has three types of Membership grade:

Member

As a Member you can:

  • Vote at General Meetings of the Association and have your say in how the Association and the site is run
  • Become a Tenant and rent an allotment plot from the Association
  • Be considered to take on the Tenancy of a family member's plot in the event of their death
  • Be issued with a site key - £25 deposit required
  • Walk around the site unsupervised
  • Purchase items from our Shop in person or online at https://shop.araa.org.uk

We would encourage anyone who is a regular visitor to site to become a Member.

The fee for this grade is £5 per calendar year. However, at the moment we are in the process of changing our Membership and Tenancy year to begin in October. Therefore, the membership fee is currently £3.75.

You can easily become a Member by completing the forms and paying £3.75 using our secure signup page at https://renew.araa.org.uk/subscribe/member.

Associate

As an Associate you can:

The fee for this grade is £1. Membership Agreement forms are available from the Shop.

Corporate Member

We are very lucky to have a number of local business partners without whom many of the projects the Association has completed in recent years would have taken longer, cost more or simply would have not started. If your organisation is interested in becoming a Corporate Member please email corporate [at] araa.org.uk.

 

Congratulations G F Tomlinson

The phenomenal contribution that G F Tomlinson have made to our allotment community has contributed to them being recognised as a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

CSR Accreditation is a nationally recognised body that awards Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditations to businesses that can demonstrate a positive impact on society through areas such as social, environmental, ethical, human rights and consumer concerns.

Recognised as being on the highest end of the scale, G F Tomlinson was awarded the Gold standard in the CSR Accreditation’s judging criteria, and since 2013, G F Tomlinson has followed a refined social value policy, ensuring its activities are in accordance with the Social Value Act 2012.

For more details see http://www.gftomlinson.co.uk/g-f-tomlinson-secures-gold-csr-accreditation/.

Congratulations G F Tomlinson, so very well deserved.

National Garden Scheme 2021

We are thrilled and delighted to announce that our beautiful allotments will be supporting the National Garden Scheme in 2021 on Saturday 1st May and 24th July. The first Derby City Council site to achieve such an accolade and allowing us the opportunity to support other charities doing what we love - plotting on plots (and talking!) 😍