Subscription letters are on their way and our rents are due on 1 April. Please make every effort to pay these promptly (and remember that those of us above pension age are entitled to a 50% discount).
The mowers are provided to help members keep their plots tidy. Please adjust the cutting height as appropriate before use, and empty the clippings basket return them in a clean state after use. They are one of the main expenditure items for the Committee and keeping them in good condition is in everyone’s interest.
Annual General Meeting – The Association’s Annual General Meeting will be held from 7:30pm on Thursday 14th March in the Jack Lee Hall, Woodside House. This is a great opportunity to: hear about plans for the Association; to voice your own thoughts on how to enhance our Association; and to socialise with fellow allotment holders. We be joined by James Homer, responsible for managing the Borough’s allotments, who will share the latest thinking from the Council.
New Chairman – In the autumn, Philip Fotheringham stood down as Chairman of the Association, having previously served as Treasurer and a long-standing member of the Committee. Andrew Hepher has volunteered to take over Philip's role, as Chairman-elect, until the next AGM. I’m sure all members would like to join me in welcoming Andrew to the role, and to Philip for his years of invaluable service to the Committee.
Help with the Shop – we are seeking volunteers to help man our shop – The Shed – for a few hours at weekends. It’s a good chance to support your association, meet other plotholders, and plan your purchases for the coming year.
Digswell – The next Work Parties is scheduled for Saturday 6 April – please help out if you can.
Broadwater – Covers have been fitted the water troughs at the site for health and safety reasons. Please ensure you replace these after use.
Communal fruit trees: At both Broadwater and Digswell sites there are several fruit trees on communal areas from which members can help themselves, of course in moderation. If you have any doubts about the location of these communal areas please ask your site reps for clarification