AGM 2018

AGM 2018


E. Stevens, A. Collins, C. Collins, A. Osborn, D. Osborn, J. Osborne, S. Cheeseman, C. Cheeseman, L. Dartnell, P. Williams, J. Williams, R. Pearce, Kate, J. Guerrero, E. Henry, A. Klecha, M. Watts, C. Watts, G. Nicholson, T. Dady, T. Dady, L. Roast, S. Carter, S. Maloney, M. Kennedy, C. Robertson.


P. Jay, M. Jay, R. Cherry, M. Cherry, K. Walsh

Matters Arising: 


Rosedale Road Report:

Scrap from both sites raised £72. (Thanks to Clive and George for their help)  Scrap can be left by the main gate for the next run.

One or two plots not being worked – email/letters to be sent. One vacant plot.

Bull Meadow Report:

One plot not being cultivated, letter to be sent. 

Two vacant plots

Treasurer’s Report:

Balance at end of Sept: £5545.28. 

Expenses include £50 peppercorn rent to Council, 1 plot subs not paid. (17 members paid via on-line banking) (Well done to Elaine Stevens for her work) 

Raffle raised £24. (Thanks to Sheila & Clive)


Estimated water bills received £680 (Rosedale)  £198 (Bull Meadow)

In view of the long spell of dry weather this year it was thought that this was in line with previous years. No action required.


Welcome and thank you for attending tonight. It’s our 15th Association AGM as a self managed site.

For those of you old enough to remember the Beast from the East this February was a blast from the past when we used to have icicles on gutters and net curtains frosted to the inside of the windows before the days of central heating. Spring wasn’t much better with what  seemed like continual rain….but look what June, July & August  brought us another blast from the past; a real summer.

It looks like it has produced some good produce for the competition later.

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

I would like to thank everyone who has attended these events, and supplied vegetables and cakes for the open day which raised £257 for our Association.

This year there was no produce stalls at Smith’s Garden Centre due to building work going on there during the summer, Although I have heard Martin is hoping to run a charity stall near Christmas. Watch this space.    


Serendipity called on us this year, as for the first time in a number of years there was no annual trip to the Canterbury Food Fare… rained all day.

Work parties were well attended at Rosedale road site with a follow on BBQ in June, while at Bull Meadow John & Rob Little helped me relay the roadway to the site entrance with fresh crushed concrete and finings for a cost of £425 +vat. We are hoping to finish it off early in the New Year.

Unfortunately earlier this year, Chris Bell a long standing plot holder from Bull meadow site passed away. Our condolences were sent to his wife Rita and family.

I would like to thank both site managers Alan Collins (assisted by Clive Robertson and Tony Briggs at Rosedale Rd) and Les Dartnell at Bull Meadow for all their hard work throughout the year, Our Secretary Chris Collins, Treasurer Elaine Stevens, Membership secretary Sheila Cheeseman, seed Secretary Jayne Priest, auditor Craig Gibson, committee members Clive Cheeseman & Lorraine Roast, Dean Smith our Social Media Guru and Mark Kennedy for running our website,

Alan also gets a second mention for becoming our recycling officer turning our collected scrap metal into extra funds for the kitty.

Last year’s most improved plot was John Wakley’s plot from Bull Meadow Site; who received a sack of Grow Organic, this year’s winner will be announced later.

Once again this year we have the Best up to three Vegetable or fruit Above & Below Ground Competition, the winners receiving the wood turned trophies for a year with their names engraved for posterity, to be returned at the next AGM.

Good luck & happy growing

Andrew Klecha (Chairman)

Election of Committee:  

In view of the absence of any new nominations it was agreed that the existing committee carry on for another year.

Cost per Rod/Membership:

It was agreed by all present that the rod price £2.90 does not need to be raised, but that the invoices will be raised up to the nearest pound.

Plot 4N:

It was agreed that this would be used for growing produce for sale at our open day, and will be reviewed annually

Most Improved Plot:

Ashley Osborn (Rosedale Road) Well done Ashley for your hard work.

Veggie Competition:

Best Above:  Sue Maloney (3 Squashes)      

Best Below: Alan Collins (3 carrots.)

Well done to both!

NEXT A.G.M. Friday 11th October 2019.