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 Events
29th November 11:30 on.. - Work Party
Work party on the Cotonmill site to clear saplings from 11:30 onwards. Bring along a bow saw or similar and help Keith clear unwanted saplings from the site.

Saturday 17th January 2015 - Ryder Cup Presentation
The presentation of the Ryder Cup to this year's show winner, Keith Reynolds, will be on Saturday 17th January, in the cafe at Aylett Nurseries. It's always a lovely little informal event, and all attendees receive a generous discount from Ayletts to use on the day, so do please come and join us!

Don't forget to order your discounted manure and seeds before the 31st December. The manure order form is attached with this email, and the seed catalogues are available on sites - please see the attached information.

Members' Password
Please use the new password which has recently been emailed to you.

Summer SHow 2014
We had a great day and there were keen contests, prizes and food. And the winners were:
1st - Keith Reynolds
2nd - Scot and Erica Weindorf
3rd - Alison Shipperlee

The constitution can be found here.

Manure Order Form
The manure order form 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.

St. Albans Abbey

The Winner - Howard Artiss
Keith and the cup
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Our aim is to support full cultivation of the allotment plots. Last updated 29 Nov 2014