Annual General Meeting 2014

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

Rent Collection 2013

The committee will be collecting rents on -

  • Saturday 26th January 11.00am – 1.00pm
  • Sunday 27th January 11.00am – 1.00pm
  • Saturday 2nd February 11.00am – 1.00pm
  • Sunday 3rd February 11.00am – 1.00pm

Liverpool City Council have increased the rent for 2013, the water rates and National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) Membership fee have stayed the same.

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

 

In Memory of Jeff Frost

We have purchased a hardwood bench, as a lasting memory of Jeff Frost who passed away in 2010. Jeff was a member of Ashfield for a considerable number of years, and played a significant part in it’s continuing development. He was extremely knowledgeable about horticulture and was always happy to give newcomers hints and tips. Even in his later years, Jeff continued to be very active; and evidence of his work can be seen throughout the site, such as the wildlife / woodland areas and the new plots (1-16) adjacent to Gordon Drive.

Rents 2013

The Committee will be collecting rents in January, details of when collections will take place will be sent to each plotholder and will be on our website.

The Council have increased rents next year, rent including, water and national society of allotment & Leisure Gardeners fee (NSALG) is:

  • Full Plot £50
  • Half Plot £30
  • Over 60 Full Plot £30
  • Over 60 Half Plot £20

 

Potatoes and Onions

We will be selling Seed Potatoes and Onion Sets

We expect to have them in stock by mid January, shops may have them in earlier than us but remember January is still far too early to be planting!

Support our allotment site and buy them here and not in the supermarkets!

If there are any varieties you would like us to stock please let us know soon.