Meeting November 2014

November 2014


 Meeting 14th November 2014.

Present: C .Collins, A. Collins, A. Klecha, T. Smith, B. Rollings, C. Barker, C. Cheeseman,

  1. Cheeseman, C. Robertson, T. Briggs, S. Maloney, L. Roast, E. Stevens, K. Bacon

Apologies: K. Walsh, L. Dartnell.


Matters Arising:

No news regarding cutting down of trees on both sides of Rosedale Rd. site. Mosaic and Thurrock Council will be contacted once more.

Cut down tree outside Boscombe entrance still there. Chris will contact Council.


Rosedale Road Report:

No Manure. Three signs stating “MANURE – USE AT YOUR OWN RISK” will be purchased.

The new posts have been put into position. Many thanks to the helpers on the day.  Clips to attach the rails are being obtained.

Email is to be sent to plot holder who inherited a large cage on his allotment, to see if he needs help to dismantle. Kind offer of help from Tony Smith.

Bonfire night went well – attended by some hardy souls despite the weather. Thanks go to Keith’s friends for their help. It was agreed to purchase a solar powered light or similar for extra security on the tool shed.


Bull Meadow Report:

No Manure. A further letter is to be sent to a plot holder regarding large trees. They are to be cut down or removed by the start of the growing season.


Treasurer’s Report:

Raffle raised £15. Donations of raffle prizes would be appreciated.  Balance £4,680.20.

£20 membership fee to ATA has been paid.

A few bags Gro-organic are still available £6.00 per bag. See Alan, Keith or Clive R.



If you have any scrap metal on site can you leave it down by the main gate at Rosedale Road. This will be taken by Alan and Keith to the Scrap Metal Merchants to raise money for the Association. PLEASE DO NOT BRING ITEMS FROM HOME E.G. FRIDGES ETC.

Smith’s Garden Centre have a book titled “New Vegetable and Herb Expert” price £6.99 (which includes £ According to Tony this is a very informative book.

John Farmer (Christine Pellerini’s uncle) who helped to set up our Association has passed away.

As it is our Association’s 20th Anniversary next year it was suggested a celebration. Either: hire a hall and a band, a meal, or cheese & wine at a meeting. If anyone might be interested in any of the above, please let me know asap.

Congratulations to Sue Maloney, for winning Heaviest and Finest Parsnip competitions.


Next Meeting will be a Quiz Night Friday 12th December.

Please bring 2 questions each (1 horticultural) and some food to share.