The Burnside and Vinery Road Allotment Society comprises every single allotment holder and associate member. The Committee is made up of a dedicated team of volunters who put in a lot of time to make sure the Society runs smoothly and everyone can enjoy facilities which are the envy of many other associations. If you feel you could contribute in any way, please don't hesitate to contact a member of the committee.

Important Documents
There aren't all that many documents to read, but there are some very important ones. Please make sure you keep up to date.
The Committee
Find out who is helping organise and run things on your behalf.
Society Rules

The Society Rules replace the Constitution

Released April 2022

Tenancy Agreements

There is now a single Tenancy Agreement covering both sites

Released April 2022

Site Rules

Please ensure you are up to date with the small number of rules.

Updated 23rd April 2022


AGM Minutes since 2016

2022 Minutes posted on 4th May 2022


The Society publishes its accounts annually.


GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

This document details what personal data is held and our obligations.

Updated 6th March 2022

Grievance Procedure

How to raise a formal complaint

Released April 2022

Behaviour Policy

What the Society deems to be unacceptable behaviour

Released April 2022

City Council Update

Periodically, we keep the City Council up-to-date with what has been happening on our two sites.

Penny sent an update in 2019 detailing the major highlights of the previous ten years.

Burnside Burn-bin

Burnside Burn-bin Regulations.

Please ensure you know the regulations for everyone's safety and comfort.

Council Lease

The City Council periodically updates the lease agreement for the Society.

Updated in May 2020.


Hamish Symington

My wife and I have had a half plot for about six years, and I've kept bees in an apiary on the site for nine. We’re aiming to work on our vegetables in the next few years, after decent success with currants, tayberries, strawberries and greengages. Like most others, I think we always hope to spend more time on our plot than we actually do!


Treasurer and Burnside site co-manager

Andy Kurdynowski - Burnside

I’ve had my plot on Burnside for about 15 years, starting as a complete allotment novice, and have been a member of the committee for much of that time. I am one of the two Burnside site managers, often spending too much time maintaining the site and not enough working my plot, but I do get enjoyment from both.



Vinery site chair and manager

Barry South - Vinery

I’ve had a plot on the Vinery site since 2004 growing mostly fruit and veg that you can’t find easily in the supermarkets or that are just better eaten fresh. I’m keen to both reclaim the real definition of fresh and minimise food miles. Along with Alex and Suzy, I’m responsible for the management of the Vinery site.


Burnside site chair

Olivia Bull

My partner and I gratefully received a half plot at Burnside in May 2020 and it has been an incredible adventure since. I must admit I was more of a houseplant person then an outdoor gardener, but having the allotment has definitely changed that! You will often find us pottering around the plot or sometimes enjoying a drink in the sunshine. I am always up for a chat, so do come say hello if you see me. I look forward to being able to further support the society as a member of the committee.

Burnside site co-manager

Matthew Whitelegg - Burnside

I started on the allotment in the Spring of 2009. Since then we have enjoyed abundant crops of bindweed and mare’s tail. As well as tending the plot I have the role of Burnside site manager along with Andy K. Over the years this has involved letting out plots to new tenants and generally working on the site as a whole.

Burnside committee member

John McGill

I've had a plot at Burnside since about 2010 and have been on the committee since 2014. I've always found it a very friendly environment, with great collaboration among all other lot-holders.

Vinery committee member

Peter Harrison

Bio coming...

Burnside committee member

Emma Lacy

I got my plot at Burnside right at the start of the pandemic in 2020. It's my little Eden and a place away from the hustle and bustle. Having worked at The RSPB and at environmental organisations, before going gardener full time, it's an environment I'm really passionate about. Putting nature and the climate first by growing my own.

Vinery committee member

Patrick Joyce

Bio coming...

Vinery committee member

Position vacant

Registered address

The Vinery Road Permanent Allotment Society
15 St. Thomas's Square

The Vinery Road Permanent Allotment Society manages two well-run, community-spirited allotment sites in South Cambridge, UK.
They are situated in the Romsey Town area and offer good growing conditions and excellent facilities.