Membership Benefits


Part 1 Association Membership

We (Cosham & District Allotments & Gardens Association) are an Association of the people who have plots at Salisbury Road Allotments. The site itself belongs to Portsmouth Council and they, not us, are responsible for letting out the plots. If you would like to apply for an allotment you must contact PCC. Further details can be found on the “Useful Links & Info” page.
Unfortunately at the time of writing the waiting list is approximately 2½ to 3 years.

Association Membership is renewed every year in April following the March Annual General Meeting. If you have recently been given a plot and you would like to join the association please ask when collecting your gate key from the shop or complete the online registration form.

The subscription for the year April 2021 – April 2022 year is £5* per registered plot holder, co-workers are included free of charge.
*From May it will rise to £6 (£5 plus £1 late payment fee).

Details of some of the benefits of association membership:

  1. Insurance cover for third party personal injury on your plot – (unfortunately not theft).
  2. Access to the on site shop which offers both convenience and  a comprehensive stock list at favourable prices.
  3. Access to 24/7 Click and Collect website for online shop ordering from the comfort of your own armchair. 
  4. Access to on site toilet facilities. Which are regularly cleaned and stocked.
  5. Access to regularly updated and checked First Aid supplies – found in the on site lavatory (use gate key for access) and shop during shop hours.
  6. Access to power points for charging battery packs. 
  7. The loan of strimmers, lawnmowers, and rotavator during shop hours. (used entirely at your own risk).
  8. Maintenance and repairs to items listed above.
  9. The supply of petrol for all the machines that are loaned.
  10. Supply of wheelbarrows for the exclusive use of members.
  11. Maintenance of wheelbarrows.
  12. Facility and support of donations of equipment and resources from parting members to existing members.
  13. General maintenance to buildings and boundaries that PCC decline to support.
  14. Liaison with PCC for facilities and services – eg pedestrian gates – tree surgery.
  15. Liaison with PCC for maintenance repairs – main access paths, huts, water supplies etc.
  16. Liaison with PCC on plot inspections enabling the support of member’s who through no fault of their own have been unable to keep their plot in the condition they would like it to be.
  17. Annual cup competition with associated prizes.
  18. Annual Open Day – providing refreshments, competitions and entertainment.
  19. Annual Bonfire facilities in November (we are denied other times) plus refreshments.
  20. Arrangement of on site supplies of Manure – Free of Charge to members.
  21. Arrangement of on site supplies of chippings – Free of Charge to members
  22. Arrangement of on site delivery of pallet wood for construction use on members’ plots.
  23. Maintenance of association buildings to include material costs, labour usually freely given by committee members.
  24. Tea, Coffee, biscuits and cake at the AGM.
  25.  Guest speaker at AGM.
I had better stop there or I’ll start thinking I should be presenting the case for an increase in subscription fees.
Peter Cheyne – Membership Secretary.

Now for the Legal Bit:


Part 2 Privacy Policy
The following is an introduction only if you would like to see the full document please see link at the foot of page.
General Data Protection Regulations


Privacy Policy

About this policy

This policy explains when and why we, Cosham & District Allotments & Gardens Association, collect personal information about our
members and how we use it, keep it secure, and the association member’s rights in relation to it. We will collect, use and store personal data, as described in this Data Protection Policy when people join the Association.

We reserve the right to amend this Data Protection Policy from time to time without prior notice. You are advised to check the notice
board situated near the shop regularly for any amendments. We will only share your personal data with any third parties as outlined below.

We will always comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when dealing with your personal data. Further details on the
GDPR can be found at the website for the Information Commissioner (www.ico.gov.uk).

Responsible person

For the purposes of the GDPR, the Association Membership Secretary will be the “controller” of all personal data we hold about Association members and others. The Membership Secretary is responsible for making sure the Association complies
with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which applies from 25 May 2018. We will review personal data every year to establish whether we are still entitled to process it or not.

Member’s rights

You have rights under the GDPR:
  • To access your personal data
  • To be provided with information about how your personal data is processed
  • To have your personal data corrected
  • To have your personal data erased in certain circumstances
  • To object to or restrict how your personal data is processed in certain circumstances
The full Privacy Policy document may be viewed via this link