Press and Marketing Information
Marketing your Products
With access to over 125,000 allotment holders and avid gardeners across the UK, The National Allotment Society is perfectly positioned to help you spread the word about your products.
Information for journalists
IN 2009, 2011 and 2013 the Society, with the support of Transition Kirby undertook an Allotment Waiting List Survey. The latest survey in 2013 surveyed all 323 English principal authorities and 321 responded. The main findings were that 67% of the authorities held waiting list data and an average of 52 people were waiting for every 100 plots.
We have no plans at present to repeat the surveys.
The Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) survey their members each year and, in the 2020 State of the Market Report (Allotments), they reported that the demand for allotments is still high. Over 66% of respondents stated that over 18 months was the average waiting time for a plot, almost 90% reported that the Covid 19 pandemic had caused an increase in demand.
New Plots In the above report 31% of respondents stated that their council plans to increase the number of allotments; either directly by the council or via builders/developers as part of housing/planning policy.
National Allotment Society Policy Documents
The Society is putting together a portfolio of policies relating to the most important issues debated in the allotment movement, click on the links to read.
Click here to view the full portfolio of policies
Thank you to Mick Webb, one of the NAS/Shield photo competition finalists for the beautiful image of a courgette flower.