ROSEDALE ROAD AND BULL MEADOW ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION
Meeting 14th September 2012
- Naish, C. Barker, L. Dartnell, A. Clear, A. Collins, C. Collins, M. Kennedy,
- Cheeseman, C. Cheeseman, D. Smith, J. Priest, K. McClay, H. Turnnidge,
- Roast, A. Gudge, J. Lane. A. Klecha
Apologies: C. Robertson, K. Bacon, K. Walsh, S. Maloney.
- McClay stated that he was not happy with the response to his e-mail. After a heated discussion during which he said that he did not like J. Priest’s attitude, it was agreed that the wording of the e-mail had been open for mis-interpretation. He also raised a question regarding the wording of the Anti-vandal signs and suggested that this should be changed to anti-climb in view of the fact that there was a successful case in another part of the country. We will seek further advice on this matter.
The matter was also discussed regarding sending out agendas of each meeting so that people who cannot attend could have their say. This would not be possible as under Any Other Business, there is no way of knowing in advance what subjects would be raised.
There is always an agenda sent out for the AGM. The question was asked if plot holders could be advised on the date of the inspection. It was felt that if this was done, some plots would just be strimmed a few days before to enable them to pass.
The summer BBQ was well attended and enjoyed by all. No Rain!
Thanks go to everyone who made cakes for the Little Thurrock School Fete. Also to Lisa and Luke for bringing their chickens. A profit of £89.10 was made. Not forgetting
- Klecha for bringing down the Elderflower Champagne after we were told that we could not sell tea.
- Gudge asked a question regarding insurance if a school party from Treetops visited. Either Clive or Andrew will phone our insurance company.
Rosedale Road Report:
Thanks again to the members who helped with the concreting. At the moment access is by foot only. All being well, it should be completed next Tuesday and open for cars about 5-6 days later.
After October there will be several vacant plots. J. Lane is giving his plot up and has left materials on the lawn to be taken by anyone. (plot no.18) He will be staying on as an associate member.
At the moment a few plot have become overgrown, if you intend to give up, could you please let us know a.s.a.p. If not, could you please pull/strim the weeds as several complaints have been received. Weed killer has been applied to the Boscombe end in an effort to destroy the comfrey. L. Roast suggested covering with tarpaulin – agreed.
No manure. Because of complaints, the chickens no longer live here.
Bull Meadow Report:
The locks have fallen apart. At the moment, there are Fire Brigade locks on the gates. It was agreed that combination locks would be preferable.
No manure. Andrew will speak to Luke Love at the Council regarding dangerous tree on L. Dartnell’s plot.
The approximate cost of the ramp is £350.
Raffle raised £15
The constitution has been re-vamped and will be e-mailed to members and put on the notice boards for discussion at the AGM in October.
PLEASE KEEP/PRINT/READ and bring any points up at the AGM. If voted on by a majority of members it will be adopted.
- Smith telephoned the Council regarding a dangerous tree in the Cemetery and they came and made it safe. (Thanks for your help Dean)
Alan will contact the company who are going to work on the conifers on the Rosedale Rd side of the site.
There will be a bonfire/bbq at Rosedale Road site on Saturday 3rd November. All welcome, more information later.
It was suggested by A. Gudge that if blight is noticed on a plot next season, they should be asked to remove the infected plants straight away to help control this disease.
The next meeting is the AGM Friday October 12th 8 p.m. Tyrells Hall.
An agenda will be e-mailed/put on the notice board. If you are interested in becoming a member of the committee, please put your name forward.
SUBS SHOULD BE PAID AT THE AGM BY THE LATEST – IF THEY ARE NOT PAID UP BY THEN £10 WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR INVOICE.
Don’t forget to bring your beetroot for the annual competition:
3 finest and/or heaviest.
To dry borletti beans – leave them on vine as long as possible, but pick before it becomes too damp.
This years part green potatoes can be used as seed potato for next year, but will not be guaranteed blight resistant. Self sown potatoes are usually okay as they are usually dug before blight sets in.
Bordeaux mix is being taken off the market, so if you see it on the shelf buy now.
AGM; FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 8 P.M TYRELLS HALL.e alsHHe alsoHH