Welcome to the website of the Hill Rise Allotment Association (HRAA!) based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.
If you are new to St Ives and wish to take on an allotment you will need to contact the Town Council. There is currently a waiting list for plots, but it is worth registering as there is always some turnover.
Purpose of Hill Rise Allotment Association
HRAA will foster an allotment community and represent its interests with St Ives Town Council (SITC) and Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC).
Payment of HRAA Membership Fees
For the 2016/17 year, the membership fees are £7.00 for the main plot holder, £5.00 for a 'cultivator' (i.e. a partner or spouse) or an 'associate' member.
What else will you find on the HRAA web site?
For current members and existing allotment holders, this is where you can find up to date information, news and help about all aspects of allotment holding. We hope you find this site informative, helpful and that in the long run it will contribute to ongoing efforts to improve all aspects of the management of the allotment site, for the benefit of all the allotment holders.
The Allotment Association chairman is Colin Saunderson, and if you want further information about HRAA, please feel fee to contact Colin on the following email address:
So what are the benefits of being a member?
Well one simple one is that we have a discount scheme, agreed with various local garden centres and suppliers.
Most people will get their membership fee back after a couple of trips to one of these suppliers. in 2011/12 on average members received about £15.00 in discounts from an initial outlay of £7.00 membership. It's a no-brainer ! The other benefit is bulk deliveries of soil improver - very valuable on our heavy clay soil.
There is further information on details of the HRAA constitution, as well as agendas, notes and formal minutes of meetings on the 'Committee' page (click on the tab above).
Happy allotment-eering !