ROSEDALE ROAD & BULL MEADOW ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION
Meeting 11th March 2016.
- Umfreville, A. Wright, G. Nicholson, A. Collins, C. Collins, L. Dartnell, S. Cheeseman,
- Robertson, K. Walsh, B. Rollings, E. Stevens, S. Maloney, A. Klecha, M. Barnes,
- Smith, L. Roast, K. Craft, A. Craft.
- Jay, M. Jay, C. Cheeseman.
Metal signs regarding water use ordered. Clive R will put meter readings on notice board fortnightly during season. Thanks to all who helped at the work parties at Rosedale and Bull Meadow : especially George and Clive from Rosedale who helped at Bull Meadow.
Dean has been in contact with the legal team at NSALG regarding trees on site: It would be very difficult to put pressure on Thurrock Council to deal with trees cemetery side, awaiting further information regarding conifers Mosaic Homes side.
Rosedale Road Report:
Clive R. has finished path at the top of Lorainne’s plot. Well done Clive. Chippings and manure on site. Keith’s plot will be used this year to plant up and produce given to his wife, any produce over will be sold at our open day etc. If anyone has spare plants, they can be put on this plot – thank you.
Smiths Garden Centre will be planting a magnolia tree in memory of Keith tomorrow (Saturday) at 11 p.m. at Rosedale – Boscombe end. Members can attend.
A new contact list needs to be put on the notice board. Gro-organic sold out- it was agreed to order 72 more bags. Scrap metal raised £35. Spare lock should be left in the shelter in case there is a problem with the lock on the gate.
Bull Meadow Report:
Manure on site, Les will make enquires regarding plot 28, where plot holder has health problems.
Raffle raised £17 (well done Sheila) Balance £3944.91.
£50 is to be paid to Tyrells Hall for use of room. Elaine Stevens will be taking over as treasurer and signatures need to be changed at bank.
ATA has reformed and is now known as Thurrock Allotment Steering Group, next meeting is Tues. 22nd March 7.30 at the Belmont Hall, Parker Road, Grays, all members welcome.
Wed. 23rd March Thurrock Council is holding a consultation regarding use of green spaces at Grays precinct.
Veggie Talk: THIS YEARS COMPETITION AT THE AGM WILL BE: 3 FINEST GARLIC AND 1 HEAVIEST WITH ROOTS.
Onions, shallots, garlic, parsnips, leeks, broad beans can be planted now. If root crops are planted in modules, do not let the roots reach the bottom.
Fruit trees: patio trees and step over’s do well planted in the ground and do not grow very large. Cheaper to purchase bare root trees.
Next meeting: Friday 8th April 8 p.m. Tyrells Hall Club.