AGM – 2016

AGM – 2016



Umfreville, A. Wright, G. Nicholson, A. Klecha, S. Klecha, C. Collins, S. Cheeseman, Cheeseman, C. Robertson, K. Fisher, G. Ashurst, L. Dartnell, M. Watts, E. Stevens, Kennedy, M. Barnes, L. Roast, S. Maloney, S. Carter, L. Oke.


Jay, M. Jay, A. Collins, C. Gibson, D. Gibson.


Matters Arising:

The saga of the trees in the cemetery/East side on Rosedale still ongoing. We will keep pushing for a solution. Falling branches reported.


Rosedale Road Report:

Pears have been stolen from site, anti-vandal paint applied to gate by Clive. Be aware.. Chippings and manure needed.

Handrail repaired by Clive – well done. Make sure there is not a plastic polytunnel nearby if you have a bonfire.


Bull Meadow Report:

No problems.


Treasurer’s Report:

Balance:  £5,062.40

£178.00 paid to NSALG for membership, £50 to Council for peppercorn rent.

Water bill for Bull Meadow £162.25, Rosedale water bill estimate £484.

Elaine is trying to get on-line banking for next year allowing subs to be paid on line.


Water usage on site:

Water usage on Rosedale is much improved on last year – thanks to members for

co-operation. IBC tanks have been ordered – this will help save water on plots.


Chairman’s Report:


It’s our 13th Association AGM as a self managed site. Welcome and thank you for attending tonight.

Even though we started off with a cold wet spring, summer finally arrived in July and stayed with us until September, a true old fashioned summer.

Was the cold wet spring a bonus or a drawback for our garlic competition? We shall find out later.

Since the last AGM we have held a Bonfire BBQ, Christmas Quiz, Summer BBQ and an NSALG open day at the Rosedale Rd site.

Also Chris Collins our Secretary once again organized another successful day trip to the Canterbury Food & Drink Festival, where once again we were blessed with superb weather, and I know a good time was had by all who went.

I would like to thank everyone who has attended these events, and I am sure you would like to show your appreciation for Chris for organizing the Canterbury trip.

Martin Smith from Smith’s G/C also held his produce stalls again. We had 2 stalls and rose over £208 and our profile in the local community.

Thank you to Bev Rollings and Tony Briggs who helped me man the stalls and also everyone who donated produce.

There will be another joint allotments stall at Christmas to raise money for charity. Produce especially Jam’s, pickles, Relishes or chutneys will be gratefully received.

Last year’s most improved plot was Stephen Tagg’s plot from Bull Meadow Site; this year’s winner will be announced later.

Although there has been much communication between us, the council and Mosaic Care Homes, the issue of the conifers and overhanging cemetery trees is still to be resolved.

Rest assured we shall keep chipping away until we get some action.

Unfortunately this year, Keith Bacon passed away. It was heart-warming to see so many members at his funeral, and I know his presence has been missed at Rosedale Rd Site.

Martin Smith from the G/C planted a Magnolia stellata on the newly formed plateau at the Boscombe Rd end of the site in memory of him, which I know many of you attended.

Next I liked to thank both site managers Alan Collins (assisted by Clive Robertson and Tony Briggs at Rosedale Rd)  & Les Dartnell at Bull Meadow for all their hard work throughout the year, Membership secretary  Sheila Cheeseman, seed secretary & Auditor Jayne Priest, committee members Clive Cheeseman & Lorraine Roast, also Mark Kennedy for running our website,

The keen eyed among you will have noticed our new Treasurer Elaine Stevens who kindly stepped up to the plate after Clive Robertson stepped down after 10 years service.

And it’s at this point I would like to present Clive, a token (Engraved Brandy Glass) of our appreciation on behalf of all the committee and members, for his time and work as Treasurer since 2006.

Keep growing and good luck to everyone with their garlic. New trophies await the winners’ mantelpiece or shed shelf.

Andrew Klecha (Chairman)


Election of Committee:

Chair: Andrew Klecha,

Secretary: Chris Collins,

Treasurer: Elaine Stevens,

Committee Members: S. Cheeseman, C. Cheeseman, L. Roast, C. Robertson.

Site Manager Bull Meadow: L. Dartnell,

Rosedale Road: Alan Collins assisted by Robertson.


Cost per Rod/Membership.

It was agreed by all present that there was no need for a price increase.

Concession is paid by members at State Pension Age.


Most Improved Plot:

Nick Smith – well done, certificate and voucher for 1 bag of 6X.

Heaviest 3 finest garlic competition:

Heaviest: Les Dartnell  51g.

3 finest:   Andrew Klecha.

(Only 2 entries)