The National Allotment Society - National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd

Contact us

You can write to us at:

The National Allotment Society (NSALG Ltd)
O’Dell House
Hunters Road
Northamptonshire NN17 5JE

Tel: 01536 266576

If you are sending in a cheque please make it payable to the ‘NSALG Limited’

Staff and Vacancies

Liz Bunting - Legal and Operations Manager

Diane Appleyard - PR and Marketing Co-ordinator 0845 815 0076

Karen Maher - Administrator/Membership Officer

Liz McInally - Administrator/Accounts Officer

Sarah Green- Administrator

Christian Kirkpatrick - Legal Assistant

Diane Appleyard - Mentor Co-ordinator        0845 815 0076

Calls to 0845 numbers cost 3p (ex VAT) per minute plus your telephone company’s Access Charge

Mike Thurlow - Horticulturalist

To contact the staff at head office please use the above email addresses. To ensure we respond to your email as a quickly as possible please include a heading in the subject box. (We are happy to assist non-members but if you require legal advice or more specialist help, we would recommend becoming a member of the Society).


Mr Tony Heeson, to contact use Email: Tel: 01302 851 557


Dave Morris - please use the above address or


Karen Kenny was elected as the new President at the 2014 AGM

To contact use Email:   Tel: 01473 718874

I am a passionate supporter of people’s right to grow their own; I gained my love of gardening from my grandfather and hope to pass on that love of gardening and the environment to my own grandchildren. I am conscious of the increasing need for us to stand firm in the protection and preservation of the allotments we have and feel that we must also strive to create many more, both for now and future generations to enjoy.

As a previous Eastern Regional Rep of the Society I was pleased to have been involved in the creation of many new sites and allotment groups and enjoyed working with established associations and members. I am still very active in the Eastern region, Vice-chair of the regional board, site secretary of my site and Chair of the Suffolk Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners.

I am an environmentalist and freelance garden writer, broadcaster, lecturer and public speaker on various organic gardening subjects and of course allotments.

Colin Nickerson has now retired as President of the Society, we thank him for all his hard work and wish him well.


Volunteer HR consultant and Volunteer Finance consultant.

Having recently completed a Strategic Review of the organisations, we have identified the need for further assistance to ensure we meet the needs of our staff, volunteers and members. If you have professional experience in HR or Finance matters and would like to volunteer your time to help the Society, please send in your CV and a covering letter to . Expenses will be paid.

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us. If you have an interest in growing your own, hold an allotment and have some free time please do get in touch by emailing Please enclose a brief paragraph about yourself, your interests and contact details.