Meeting – January 2018




Dartnell, S. Cheeseman, C. Cheeseman, C. Collins, D. Smith, M. Barnes, C. Robertson, Klecha , K . Walsh, R. Pearce, K. Pearce, E. Henry, J. Guerrero, E. Stephens, J. Priest, Nicholson, L. Roast, S. Maloney.


A. Collins, P. Jay, M. Jay.


Matters Arising:

Rosedale Road site drive has been repaired, thanks to all involved. Smith’s new discount cards will not be ready until mid Feb. – use old ones until then. Martin Smith is willing to come to a meeting to give a talk – date TBA. Peppercorn rent of £25 per site has been paid to Thurrock Council  – we have 4 more years left on our lease. Quiz Winners: Ann’s Army –

Losers: The Losers. Well done to all who took part.


Rosedale Road Report:

Manure needed. Clive is going to organize erection of a fence at the side of Dave Brown’s plot. A work party will be needed – date to be arranged at the next meeting. No news on Mosaic Homes redevelopment.


Bull Meadow Report:

Manure needed. Part of car park churned up after waterworks repairs, there will be a work party on March 11th – Andrew will try to arrange delivery of scalping for this day.


Treasurer’s Report:

The Society made £37 from seed orders – thanks to Jayne for organizing this. Site Insurance has been paid £295.82.  Balance stands at £4,811.45. Elaine will arrange for a donation of £50 to Tyrells Hall for the use of the hall. Raffle raised £17.50 thanks to Sheila and Clive.



Donations of unwanted Christmas presents would be appreciated for our monthly raffles.

Clive R attended the TASG meeting  (Thurrock Allotment Steering Group) They are going to try to resurrect the Thurrock in Bloom Competition (as Thurrock Council seem to have abandoned it) £50 prize for Best Site, £50 prize for Best Plot and £100 prize for Best Junior School. Next Meeting of TASG is April 3rd Belmont Hall, anyone can attend. Dean has been trying to get info from them to add to a Website about Thurrock Allotments – Brian Taylor to be contacted. Council tool sheds in the east of the borough have been broken into hopefully this trend will not spread to allotment sites  – be aware.

Clive R can get 20 litre water carriers contact him if you are interested.