ROSEDALE ROAD & BULL MEADOW ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION
Meeting 8th June 2012.
- Priest, G. Nicholson, A. Clear, A. Klecha, K. Walsh, C. Collins, C. Cheeseman,
- Cheeeman, K. Bacon, B. Naish, C. Barker, L. Roast, C. Robertson
Apologies: A. Collins, L. Dartnell.
After receiving a rather confrontational e-mail from plot holder – Mr Kenneth McClay, regarding amongst other things, the constitution, we consulted with the secretary of the Thurrock Steering Group and have agreed that the constitution document should be presented to members at the AGM in October. Also after reading Thurrock Allotment Association constitution, our original constitution has been greatly simplified. If the majority of members present vote for the constitution, it will be adopted by the society. A revised copy of the constitution will be e-mailed to members and posted on the noticeboards before the AGM. Please read this and if you have any comments they may be aired at the AGM.
Unfortunately, this means that any grants we apply for will be postponed until such a time that there is a constitution in place.
Regarding the other point in Mr. McClay’s e-mail in which he states” A small regular number of people attend and make decisions which affect all who pay fees” and that an agenda should be sent out.
The best way to have a say in matters which arise during ordinary meetings is to physically be there.
Also, there is a normal agenda for regular meetings, points are raised from the previous minutes, reports are given and any other business follows. We do not know what will be raised during any other business.
This is not big business, but a small Allotment Society in which all the members of the committee and some members are doing their best (voluntarily and giving up their own time) to oversee the smooth running of the sites.
If any member is not happy with the way that business is being conducted, they should come to the AGM and put their name forward for a position on the committee. The alternative if we do not have a committee is to go back under Council management and pay £75+ per plot.
The oak tree has been trimmed by Andrew- thank you.
Rosedale Road Report
No manure or chippings at entrance. The main entrance to the site is looking good, thanks to Alan, Keith and Clive. The shed door has been replaced by Alan and Keith. The dip at the main entrance is getting worse due to the rain. Still looking into a temporary solution.
Bull Meadow Report:
Manure delivered. Lock has been replaced on the bar gate.
Raffle raised £14.00. Balance £2944.62.
Any Other Business
Gro organic is still available for purchase £6.00 per bag. See Alan or Keith or Clive.
INSPECTIONS WILL BE HELD THIS MONTH. YOU RISK LOSING YOUR PLOT IF YOU ARE NEGLECTING/UNDERCULTIVATING IT. Also, if complaints are received after this regarding your plot, they will be acted upon.
BBQ AT ROSEDALE ROAD 5PM. SATURDAY 23RD JUNE. BRING SOME FOOD TO COOK AND SOME DRINK. ALL WELCOME
LITTLE THURROCK SCHOOL FETE IS ON 30TH JUNE 12 NOON. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO BAKE CUPCAKES/CAKES USING FRUIT OR VEG. ALSO ANY SPARE PLANTS WOULD BE WELCOME. ALSO VOLUNTEERS TO HELP ON THE STALL. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.
Andrew attended the steering group meeting, they are also working on their constitution, also on getting the Council moving on a new lease of 7 years for allotment sites. There is to be a question and answer meeting regarding this, if you have any question to put, please email them to Andrew.
If the weather warms up??? Spray for blight as these are the conditions(after the rain) that it likes. This will not only protect your crop, but your neighbour’s too.
Bordeaux Mix, or Fruit & Veg Disease Control from Smiths Garden Centre.
The Next Meeting will be SEPTEMBER 14th 2012 at 8 p.m. Tyrells Hall Club