Cottonmill and Nunnery Allotment Association
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Welcome to the CNAA Website

The Cottonmill and Nunnery Allotment Association (CNAA) was established in 1994 and now supports allotment tenants on the Cottonmill, Nunnery & Sopwell Mill sites in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

The allotments are owned by and leased from the St Albans City and District Council and we keep a 'watching eye' on them. We offer services encouraging and helping people to get the most out of their plots, organise frequent events and socials including our popular Annual Summer Show, offer discounts on seeds, suppliers and equipment hire and publish quarterly newsletters.

Click to see our recent programme and our future plans.

Upcoming EventsSunday 6th September - Summer Show @ The Sub Aqua Club
    Entries from 10:30
    Judging from 11:30
    Lunch from 12:30

Sunday 1st November - Autumn Social @ The Sub Aqua Club
    Doors open at 15:00
    Don't forget your pumpkins!

MemBership Changes
Please note that some small changes and clarifications are being made to the way we process memberships, as follows:

A person becomes a member as soon as payment is received by us (standing order into CNAA account or cheque received by the Treasurer).

We will no longer be issuing Membership cards.

We will send an email (or postal) confirmation of Membership along with the constitution and password for the members area on the website.

Membership will be checked at events based on the Membership list we hold.

Also please note that some people may have had a delay in their cheques being processed, which has been due to committee holidays coinciding with the Membership new year.

2015 Membership Subscriptions due

Don't forget that membership subscriptions are due now. The form can be found on the Membership page.

The constitution can be found here.


If you are new to allotmenting, and are a bit dispirited by the state of your newly rented allotment, take heart. Now is a good time to get it into shape as the weeds are not so vigorous. Have a look at the Hints and Tips pages, especially tips for newcomers, and tips for strugglers.


Don't forget that the association is on Facebook. Check us out here.. and like us (hopefully!).

Members Access
If you can't remember the username and password to access the Members Area please email us on providing your site & plot details and we'll remind you of them.

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Our aim is to support full cultivation of the allotment plots. Last updated 29th Aug 2015