Colony Allotment Manager – the Bees Knees in Management Software

Join the UK’s largest circle of allotment professionals and collective know-how, and boost your allotment management with Colony and say goodbye to spreadsheet chaos and repetitive tasks for good!     

Flexible and user-friendly, Colony is a powerful app that helps you to accurately record and manage every aspect of your allotment management. From inspections to invoicing, to tenancies and waiting list applications, Colony allows unlimited users to access one accessible, central and secure database.

Data protection, security and accurate record keeping can often be overlooked with other software – but not with Colony. We keep all of these principles and so much more at the heart of Colony to help you stay on top of legislation and your obligations as a service provider.

Why choose Colony?

Colony is recognised as the UK’s leading and most comprehensive allotment management solution, making it the favourite investment for allotment managers nationwide. Why? Since its first release in 1999, Colony has been designed to streamline and simplify all areas of your allotment management – and with nearly two decades of ongoing enhancement since then, it holds all of the functionality you need…and so much more!

We’d love to show you more of how Colony can benefit your current operations – and we’re sure it can help you, after all, we think Colony is the bee’s knees!

Get in touch with one of our friendly team using the form provided, or give us a call on 01244 846450, we’re always happy to help.

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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 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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