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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
Sunday 11th May - AGM and Plant Swap
Watch this space (or listen out for a Facebook update) for further details.

Special Newsletter on Flooding
We have produced a special newsletter with hints and tips on coping with flooding...

And the minutes from the meeting on the 18th February can be see here (password needed). Synopsis to follow...

Flooding Again

Probably no surprise to many, but the Cottonmill allotments are almost completely submerged. There is minor flooding to a few plots on Nunnery. You may want to check your site / shed for items that might get damaged or float away but you will need waders or a boat.

There are images and updates on the floods page which I will update as and when I get further information.


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

Winter Newsletter out now
And the winter newsletter is also out.

Allotment Show Winner 2013
Well, another excellent and well attended show.
See the report to find out who the winners are....!

New / old web editor
The web editor has found that other committments have prevented him from devoting the time to do the web site. Roger Harlow has decided to step back into his old shoes for a while. There may be some changes... (like Facebook - see above) - keep checking to see what they are!

New password for the members' area
The new password is in the latest newsletter.

Anyone for lunch?

If you're down on the allotments at around midday, why not have your lunch on the Cottomill Orchard and maybe meet some other allotmemnt holders?

Unfortunately we do not have anyone to run the strimmer scheme and it is no longer offered as a benefit.

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

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Our aim is to support full cultivation of the allotment plots. Last updated 04 Mar 2014