ABOUT GUILDFORD ALLOTMENTS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED
Guildford Allotments Co-operative Society Limited (generally referred to as GAS) manages 13 sites in and around Guildford in partnership with Guildford Borough Council.
If you’re interested in renting an allotment in the Guildford area, you can apply online . If you have any questions check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
If you would like to see a list of allotment sites with details and description of each site click here to see the locations.
The Society (GAS) was born out of a merger in 2004 of two previous societies within the Borough of Guildford. It manages 13 sites within the borough. GAS aims to provide a high standard of service in the provision of allotments to all those people and groups interested in taking on a plot. GAS have an open, non-discriminatory policy of provision of allotments consistent with generally accepted standards and guidelines set out by the National Allotment Society (NAS). GAS is a member of the NAS and promotes good gardening practices throughout its sites.
GAS is set up with a Constitution and Rules (see Documents page) , under which a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and up to 6 executives are elected to a Committee of Management whose core aim is to manage and continually improve the sites and services in the Borough. Co-operation and support is given by Guildford Borough Council who lease the land to GAS under a formal Management and Lease arrangement.
Each site has a representative (Warden) who manages the site and deals with day to day issues arising. Regular meetings of the wardens take place, at which issues relating to the sites and their tenants are discussed. In addition to the Committee of Management and the Wardens, GAS is always pleased to welcome volunteers who can get together to address particular issues, either locally on their site or sometimes on a number of the sites, for example manure deliveries and site tidy ups.
If you would like to know more about GAS please contact [email protected]
Also if you have any suggestions for any improvements or would like to volunteer, we would love to hear from you.