This is the correct sequence of procedures to follow if you
problems, concerns or complaints with regard to the allotments.
to this is that Kettering Council owns the land but plays no part
in the management of
allotments. The Council has signed leases with Kettering
Allotments Association for
the fields as a whole on the understanding that all management
dealt with by our management committee and its officers. Therefore
ever have any problems, concerns or complaints in the future this
1. In the first instance approach your field
2. If you are not satisfied with the response
field steward, please write or email the secretary of the
(who is elected by the membership of the association at the AGM).
Secretary's contact details are on the website, see
3. If the secretary’s response is unsatisfactory
please ask that the problem be put to the management committee
its next meeting. The item will appear on the agenda and be
4. If the committee’s consideration of the
not resolve the problem to your satisfaction, you may request to
committee in person at its next meeting. You will then be invited
the meeting and put your case in person. Under such circumstances
be reasonable that you bring one other person of your choosing to
5. If you are still not satisfied that the
been resolved, it is then reasonable to go to Kettering Council
and ask them to intervene.
All of the above are intended to follow the principles of
and reflect the democratic nature of our society and its
KBC. Of course, if the nature of your complaint is really serious,
an allegation of a crime, you should report it directly to the
procedures are intended for minor violations of our rules and
conduct, not criminal offences.