This website is intended to be used by members of Urmston Allotments & Gardening Society (UAGS) and visitors alike.
The Society was first registered on 23rd March 1916 as an Industrial and Provident Society; this was eventually incorporated into the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. The Society is a not for profit organisation therefore any profits made by the Society will generally be used to further the objects of the society by being ploughed back into the business.
Currently UAGS manages 8 allotment sites across Flixton and Urmston, 7 of these are leased from Trafford Borough Council. The Society owns and manages Laneheads outright, an allotment site that has 28 half size plots plus a number of garages, just off Alderley Road, that are rented out to members of the public at a competitive rate, please email us if you are interested in going on the waiting list.
Each site has its own individual committee who oversee the running of their particular site however once a month a representative from each of these 8 committees will attend the Society’s Committee of Management (COM) meetings to assist in the running of the Society.
UAGS is affiliated to the National Allotment Society (NAS) formerly known as NSALG and each of its 400 plus members automatically becomes a member on securing their allotment.
The Society manages Laneheads Allotments paying any necessary bills eg water, this is also the registered address for the Society. The COM (Committee of Management) is responsible for the maintenance and letting of the garages, the negotiation of the leases for the 7 council owned allotment sites and arranges collection and payment of rents, subscriptions etc to be paid out. It also arranges and pays suitable insurance for each site (for buildings and equipment only not individual members).
The UAGS Annual General Meeting normally takes place in March to which each member is personally invited (please make sure you inform your site secretary of any changes to your personal details). During the summer months an annual competition takes place to judge, best full and half plot, best full and half border, best onion bed etc. Further details can be found on this website.
Regular Newsletters are circulated from UAGS and your Site Secretary should forward these and other relevant correspondence to you, preferably by email, alternatively copies should be available from your communal areas. If not, please ask.
Members are encouraged to become involved in the running of their site, you can help in many ways e.g. helping with grounds maintenance, assisting at shows and Open Days or growing a little extra produce to be sold at these events but most importantly of all getting involved with or joining your committee.