Annual General Meeting October 2014 – Notes from Meeting

On Sunday 12th October we held our Annual General meeting which was well attended and lively.

We heard annual reports from the Chairman and Treasurer and elected officers and Committee Members for the coming year.

A range of topics were discussed at the meeting including rubbish & building materials being brought on to the allotments, people are discouraged from bringing things that they will not use as in the past we’ve ended up filling many skips with these items. The upkeep of pathways in between plots remains the responsibility of the two plotholders who adjoin the pathway. We’ve still had some theft of produce and occasional damage, the committee have secured £750 from Housing 21 to install security measures along the old garage wall.

Election of Officers and Committee Members

Chairman – Daniel Barrington
Secretary – Vacancy
Treasurer – Joe Roper
President – Eric Shaw
Storekeeper – George Holmes
Membership Officer – Colin Langeveld
Show Secretary – Daniel Barrington
Auditor - Sheila Shanley
Committee Members -
Terry Wilson
Eddie Wilson
Ken Hines
John Byrne
Neill Davies
John Morris
Pauline Jones
Maureen Gray

Joan Langeveld Co-opted Member

Annual General Meeting Sunday 12th October

Our Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Sunday 12th October at 11.00am in the site meeting room.

The Agenda for the meeting is -

1) Apologies for Absence
2) Minutes of last Annual General Meeting
3) Matters Arising from the minutes
4) Chairman’s Annual Report
5) Treasurer’s Report
6) Auditor’s Report
7) Election of Officers and Committee Members
- Chairperson
- Secretary
- Treasurer
- President
- Membership Officer
- Auditor/s
- Storekeeper
- Show Secretary
- Committee Members
8) Honoraria’s
9) Any Other Business

For the past two years we haven’t had a Secretary and Committee members have shared the duties. We are looking for somebody to take on the role of Secretary and we’re also looking for new committee members. If you’re interested and would like to know more about the duties of the Secretary and Committee members then please get in touch with myself or another member of the committee.

I’d like to thank all of the committee for their hard work over the past year, especially George who gives up so much of his time to run the stores, carry out site maintenance look after the polytunnels and communal areas. All committee members are unpaid volunteers and we all give up our time to help make our allotment site better.

I hope to see you at the meeting.

Kind Regards,
Daniel Barrington
Chairman

Next Plot Inspection – Sunday 13th April

Liverpool City Council have now requested that allotment Committees carry out regular plot inspections. The Committee are asked to write to people who don’t appear to work on their plots. This system operates throughout the city on all allotment sites.

The next plot inspection will be carried out by the committee on Sunday 13th April.

NOTE – are you experiencing any difficulties?

Anyone having difficulty with their plot can speak to a committee member for  advice, or if you have a full plot and feel that you would be better able to cope with a smaller area, then arrangements may be possible to split your plot in half.

Refurbishment of Tower Block Flats

As you may already know the vacant Tower Block will soon be getting refurbished. As part of this the garages bordering part of the site will be demolished and some disruption may be caused at times for people accessing the allotments. We have been reassured that the boundary wall will be kept but may need reinforcement.

A meeting has been organised on Monday 10th March at 11.00am at the Allotment site with the contractors Wates to discuss these issues.

All plotholders are invited to attend. 

Rent Collections 2014

The Committee will be collecting rents on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February 11.30an to 1.00pm in the site office.

2014 Rent Fees

  • Full Plot – £50 (Rent £40, Water £8, NSALG Fee £2)
  • Half Plot – £30 (Rent £20, Water £8, NSALG Fee £2)
  • Over 60 Full Plot – £30 (Rent £20, Water £8, NSALG Fee £2)
  • Over 60 Half Plot – £20 (Rent £10, Water £8 NSALG Fee £2)

Liverpool City Council has asked for each plotholder to fill in and sign a new tenancy agreement (remember to bring your glasses). 

Radio Merseyside Visits Allotments

On Monday 12th August Sean Styles from Radio Merseyside visited our allotment site do an interview about the allotments and our open day on Saturday.

Radio Merseyside 1b

Sean Styles with Lime Court on their plot

Radio Merseyside 2b

Sean with Eric and Joan

Sean had a good look around the allotments and chatted with our President Eric Shaw who filled him in on some of the history of our allotments. Plotholders Joan and Colin Langeveld chatted about the work that’s happened to improve the allotments and Terry from Lime Court talked about their plot and the work that they do on the allotments.

The interview is expected to be broadcast tomorrow (Wednesday 14th August) around 10.10am.