Colony – Allotment Service Software

Get to the forefront and join the UK’s largest circle of allotment experts and collective know-how. We think Colony is the bee’s knees!

Flexible and user friendly, Colony is designed to accurately record and manage every aspect of allotment administration. From inspections, to invoicing, to tenancies or waiting list applications, Colony allows unlimited users to access one accessible, central and secure database.

Colony Enterprise is currently recognised as the UK’s leading and most comprehensive allotment management solution available on the market today, making it the favourite investment for allotment managers throughout the country.

We’re experts when it comes to allotments. Our continuous development, knowledge and expertise alongside valuable input from our vast number of current users define Colony’s shape to ensure best practise and a modern approach for today’s allotment manager.

Our Colony PIM, Online, Communities and Finance Link modules allow remote inspections, secure links to your online waiting list applications, third party access and a smooth flow of financial data directly into external finance systems. All these options allow you to save time, effort and cost.

With stacks of standard system reports you’ll have an instant reference point to manage FOI requests, collate stats and KPI’s at the click of a mouse.

Colony’s intelligent principles will safeguard your data and streamline your processes to ensure that your allotment service runs like clockwork! With full accountability and the building of history, you’ll be sure to never lose any valuable data. You will have instant access to multiple, stress-free, bulk actions so you can say goodbye to spreadsheet chaos and repetitive tasks for good.

We’d love to show you more of how Colony can benefit your current operations. Our approach is to understand your circumstances and procedures across your allotment service. To arrange a demonstration or download a brochure, please contact us or submit your request via our home page.

“Following setup, Colony has allowed the City’s allotment officers to refocus on the day-to-day management of tenancies, productivity is now much greater. MCPC have been responsive to our requirements and the accessible support has always met the needs of our team.”

Alex Begg, Allotment Officer, Nottingham City Council

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“We have used Down To Earth Grounds and Colony since 2001 when these systems were Access databases. Since then the products have constantly evolved to take advantage of changing technology and to respond to the changing needs of users.”

Pam Smithies, Asset and Information Management Officer, The Borough Council of Calderdale

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The time and effort put in by MCPC at the outset was above and beyond what we expected and the quality of their service has, in large part, determined how well the Colony system was embedded into the department. Colony has become an indispensable and intrinsic part of the way we manage one of the largest allotment services in the country.

Sue Radcliffe, Allotment Officer, City of Stoke on Trent

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“Colony has been an invaluable tool to help us manage our allotment plots efficiently. With the use of standard letter templates generated directly from the system we have been able to use a consistent approach to lettings, notices and terminations and maintain a full plot history throughout the process.”

David Mee, Technical Manager, Leicester City Council

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“My experience with MCPC has been overwhelmingly positive. They have a friendly and knowledgeable customer support team who guided me through the process of setting up our new database, and the product fits our needs to a tee.”

David Farrell, Project Support Officer, London Borough of Ealing

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“We use the Colony system to manage our 24 allotment sites. It provides a comprehensive system to manage tenants, tenancies, sites, inspections, grounds and maintenance works and is proving useful in the drive to move to a more paperless service. MCPC support has always been very helpful and resolved any queries or problems quickly and efficiently.”

Clare Ritchie, Greenspaces Allotments & Sports Officer, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

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“From start to finish the project management by MCPC was excellent. The application itself with its many many features is very user friendly, but with the ever reliable back up of the customer support services contact, to assist the users. We would highly recommend it to other allotment managers - 10/10.”

Darren Lovatt, Allotments Officer, City of York Council

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“Colony has revolutionised how we manage our allotments.”

Mark Farren, Neighbourhood Protection Manager, Durham County Council

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“The flexibility of reporting options has allowed us to develop a clearer understanding of our customer base and to meet our statutory reporting requirements in an efficient and accurate manner.”

Sandy Paterson, Natural Environment Technician (Allotments), Glasgow City Council

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“In our opinion Colony is the perfect tool for the management of allotments; there is a seamless process for setting up sites, new plots, offering plots right through to setting up new tenants, invoicing and various reports. “

Sarah Miller, Contracts Manager, idverde Wycombe

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“Without MCPC Systems’ support, our self-management journey would have been very long and extremely hard work. Colony has been a welcomed delight to all allotment administrators across the country.”

Andy Percival, Trustee, Blackpool Federation of Allotment Associations

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“Guildford Allotment Society has used Colony for many years and it has made our administration work so much easier. Paper work has been cut to the minimum and there is very little duplication of effort. As volunteers our time is precious and the less time we spend on mundane admin means more time to tend to our tenants’ needs. “

Mike Flarry, GAS Admin, Guildford Allotment Society

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“Following setup, Colony has allowed the City’s allotment officers to refocus on the day-to-day management of tenancies, productivity is now much greater. MCPC have been responsive to our requirements and the accessible support has always met the needs of our team.”

Alex Begg, Allotment Officer, Nottingham City Council

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We’ve love to hear from you!

From the basics to the technical, our friendly team of Colony experts are at the ready to answer your questions.  And what’s more, we love to chat about how Colony can help you – So drop us a line and we’ll always be happy to help.

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