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Latest News August 2016

The Amenity Competition was held on Saturday 17th July.  This involved representatives from other allotment sites in the borough visiting each site.

The results have just been announced!
Our main site came 5th and Bert Road site came 7th.

Events

Special General Meeting on Saturday 23rd July

Following discussions at the AGM on 5th March, we held a Special General Meeting on 23rd July, in  the communal garden.
This was to discuss and vote on a change to the Tenancy Agreement involving the maintenance of the site.  This was required as the required maitenance needs to be spread more fairly amongst the memers of the Society, rather than just a handful of volunteers.

It was agreed by the all attendees (with one abstention) that the Tenancy Agreement will now include a mandatory three hours of maintenance work on the communal areas of the sites by all tenants.
The finer details will be sorted out beofre the rents are paid for next year and tenants will have the option to sign up for one of the Monthly Working Parties where numbers allow or carry out their three hours on tasks agreed by a committee member.. Any tenant who cannot or is unwilling to complete their three hours will have a penalty charge of £25 added to their rent.

Bonfires

Bonfires can be lit after sunset (16:30)  on November 4th, 5th & 6th.
Natural materials only, no plastic,rubber or anything that will cause noxious smoke.

All fires must be supervised until extinguished.

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Please remember that bonfires are only permitted on days advertised by the committee.

Incinerator bins are allowed under strict conditions.
Please ensure you follow the Bonfire Guidelines!

Best Plot Competition Judging

Usually the committee chooses the best plots in three categories;  Best Large Plot, Best Small Plot and Best Newcomer.
This year we invited all plotholders to nominate their choices for the awards.
If you would like to nominate a plot, please speak to any of the committee members.


  Last year's winners were:
  Best Large Plot-   Neil Powney, plot 36.
  Best Small Plot -  Hazel Mukherjee, plot 95A
  Best Newcomer  - Camilia Kong, plot 1
  Runners Up:    -    Patrick Walker, plot 104
                                                               

Projects

During the last year we worked on the refurbishment of the kitchen, which had become unusable as the floor had collapsed.
We were lucky to be given a set of kitchen units, an electric hob and oven, so the first main task was taking out the brick wall, which separated the kitchen from the internal office.
The ceiling was replaced, new electric cables installed, together with a new hand washing basin.
Everything was painted, new worktops fitted, new flooring laid and tiling fitted above the worktops.
We are now fully compliant for cooking and serving food.

We threw all caution to the wind and let Grant loose with the sledgehammer.

Wall coming down

Peter hard at work

Flooring is now repaired, and the walls have had a first coat of paint.

Electrics and water installed.
Taking shape