December Newsletter

CLIFFE AND MALLING ALLOTMENT SOCIETY NEWSLETTER- DECEMBER 2016

IT’S ALMOST THE END OF THE YEAR BUT THERE IS STILL A LOT OF ACTIVITY IN THE GREENHOUSES! THERE IS MORE MANURE AND WOODCHIP ON THE CAR PARK FOR THOSE THAT REQUIRE IT. WE WILL BE HAVING A SUPPLY THROUGHOUT THE WINTER (WEATHER PERMITTING) BUT PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IT IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.

I HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY THE TREASURER (KEN SUTTON) THAT THERE IS STILL A COUPLE OF PLOT HOLDERS THAT HAVEN’T PAID THEIR FEES. FOR ANYONE THAT HASN’T GOT THE BANK DETAILS, THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

BANK: LLOYDS

ACCOUNT NAME: CLIFFE AND MALLING ALLOTMENT SOCIETY

SORTCODE: 77-63-05

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 70031868

ON BEHALF OF THE COMMITTEE, WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR THE HARD WORK AD DEDICATION FOR MAKING EARWIG CORNER ALLOTMENTS A TIDIER AND MORE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE, ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY FAMILY, TO WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

LOOKING FORWARD TO A BUMPER HARVEST FOR ALL IN 2017.

 

GRAHAM GROUCUTT (CHAIRMAN) FOR & BEHALF OF

ALL THE COMMITTEE AT THE CLIFFE AND MALLING ALLOTTMENT SOCIETY

September Newsletter

CLIFFE AND MALLING ALLOTMENT SOCIETY NEWSLETTER- SEPTEMBER 2016

I WOULD LIKE TO START BY CONGRATULATING ALL THOSE THAT ENTERED THE ALLOTMENT SHOW AND WON PRIZES, ESPECIALLY TO JOANN (PLOT 20) FOR WINNING 1ST PRIZE AND STEVE AND MALCOM (PLOT 31) WHO WON 2ND PRIZE FOR BEST KEPT ALLOTMENTS. WELL DONE TO YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT ENTERED!

WELCOME TO ALL NEW MEMBERS TO THE ALLOTMENT SOCIETY JOINING US FROM THE 1ST OCTOBER 2016.

JUST A REMINDER THAT ALL FEES ARE DUE TO BE PAID BY THE 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016. IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO PAY DIRECTLY INTO LLOYDS BANK, THE BANK DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • ACCOUNT NAME: CLIFFE AND MALLING ALLOTMENT SOCIETY
  • SORT CODE: 77-63-05
  • ACCOUNT NO: 70031868

FEES PAYABLE ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • 5 ROD= £20
  • 10 ROD=£40

DUE TO PERSONAL AND WORK COMMITMENTS, UNFORTUNATELY CHRIS MUZZALL HAS TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION AS SECRETARY FROM THE 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK CHRIS ON BEHALF OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE WORK HE HAS DONE. FOLLOWING THIS DECISION, WE ARE THEREFORE LOOKING FOR NOMINATIONS FOR A NEW SECRETARY.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • DEALING WITH ALL GENERAL CORRESPONDANCE I.E EMAILS, LETTERS, QUERIES ETC
  • ALL GENERAL ADMIN- THIS WILL INCLUDE THE REGULAR UPDATING OF THE INSPECTION PLANNER, CREATING & SENDING THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER & TAKING MINUTES AT MEETINGS
  • KEEPING CONTACT LISTS UP TO DATE FOR ALL PLOT HOLDERS
  • ARRANGING MEETINGS I.E COUNCIL, AGM’S ETC

IF YOU FEEL YOU CAN TAKE ON THIS RESPONSIBILITY AND THE DUTIES REQUIRED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND NOMINATIONS WILL BE READ AT THE AGM MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2016. THIS WILL BE HELD AT THE SCOUT HEADQUARTERS, RINGMER AT 7.30PM PROMPT.

GRAHAM GROUCUTT (CHAIRMAN) FOR & BEHALF OF

ALL THE COMMITTEE AT THE CLIFFE AND MALLING ALLOTMENT SOCIETY

August Newsletter

CLIFFE AND MALLING ALLOTMENT SOCIETY NEWSLETTER- AUGUST 2016

 

HI EVERYONE,

HARVESTING IS WELL UNDERWAY AND ON LOOKING AROUND THE PLOTS, YOU HAVE ALL DONE VERY WELL, SO WELL DONE! THERE MAY BE THE ODD VEG ETC THAT HASN’T DONE AS WELL AS YOU WOULD HAVE LIKED BUT THERE’S ALWAYS NEXT SEASON.

THE COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO REMIND YOU ALL TO USE THE WATER SPARINGLY- IF YOU HAVE TO USE A HOSE, PLEASE DIRECT IT STRAIGHT ON TO THE ROOTS OF YOUR CROPS AND IF YOU HAVE A WATER BUTT, PLEASE KEEP THIS TOPPED UP.

JUST A REMINDER THAT THE TIME OF YEAR IS APPROACHING WHEN ALLOTMENT FEES WILL BE DUE (BY 30TH SEPTEMEBER)

  • 5 ROD = £20
  • 10 ROD= £40

IF ANYONE IS THINKING OF DOWNSIZING, WOULD YOU PLEASE LET KEN (TREASURER) KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THE LIST CAN BE ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY. THIS ALSO ALLOWS ANYONE ON THE WAITING LIST TO BE NOTIFIED.

THE DATE AND VENUE  FOR THE AGM WILL BE IN THE NEXT NEWSLETTER.

 

NEXT INSPECTION IS SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2016

 

GRAHAM GROUCUTT (CHAIRMAN) FOR & BEHALF OF

ALL THE COMMITTEE AT THE CLIFFE AND MALLING ALLOTMENT SOCIETY

July Newsletter

CLIFFE AND MALLING ALLOTMENT SOCIETY NEWSLETTER- JULY 2016

 

IT IS WITH DEEP REGRET THAT I BEGIN THIS NEWSLETTER WITH SOME VERY SAD NEWS- I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO INFORM THOSE THAT WERE NOT AWARE, OF THE VERY SAD AND RECENT PASSING OF ALLAN (CHALKY) WHITE. ON BEHALF OF US ALL, WE OFFER OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO HIS DEAR WIFE AND ALL OF HIS FAMILY. ALLAN AND THERESA HAD RECENTLY JOINED US ON PLOT 11B- HE WAS A LOVELY AND FUNNY MAN WHO WILL BE SORELY MISSED.

ON DOING THE JULY INSPECTION, IT WAS QUITE REFRESHING TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE PLOTS SET UP WITH FLOWERS AND VEG COMPLIMENTING ONE ANOTHER ALONG WITH THE SHEDS IN ALL SHADES OF COLOUR. WELL DONE TO EVERYONE IN MAKING EARWIG CORNER ALLOTMENTS A MORE VIBRANT PLACE!

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO MENTION THE YOUNG CHILDREN WHO ARE GETTING INVOLVED WITH THEIR PARENTS. HOPEFULLY THESE ARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF ‘PLOTTERS’.

 NEXT INSPECTION IS SUNDAY 7TH AUGUST 2016

 

GRAHAM GROUCUTT (CHAIRMAN) FOR & BEHALF OF

ALL THE COMMITTEE AT THE CLIFFE AND MALLING ALLOTMENT SOCIETY

June Newsletter

 

FOLLOWING THE RECENT PLOT INSPECTION ON THE 4TH JUNE, I AM VERY PLEASED TO SAY THAT MANY OF THE PLOTS HAVE GREATLY IMPROVED SINCE THE LAST INSPECTION SO WELL DONE! AS A REMINDER, COULD WE PLEASE ASK THAT IF PLOT HOLDERS HAVE ANY PROBLEMS OR ANY UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES ARISE THAT MEAN  YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND TO YOUR PLOTS IN THE SHORT TERM, PLEASE LET A COMMITTEE MEMBER KNOW SO THE PLOT CAN BE TENDED TO IN YOUR ABSENCE I.E STRIMMING/MOWING. PLEASE REMEMBER A FULL LIST OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS IS LISTED ON THE NOTICE BOARDS FOR YOUR INFORMATION.

RICHARD ON PLOT 40 HAS STARTED A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ALL PLOT HOLDERS TO ACCESS, ALLOWING USERS TO SHARE THEIR VIEWS ON THE ALLOTMENTS, EQUIPMENT AND PLANTS ETC THAT YOU MAY HAVE TOO MANY OF THAT ANOTHER PLOT HOLDER COULD BENEFIT FROM, SO PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO HAVE A BROWSE.

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ANGELA FISHER FOR WALKING 26 MILES IN AID OF MCMILLAN CANCER! THIS IS A MARVELLOUS ACHIEVEMENT FOR SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE AND WE SHOULD ALL BE VERY PROUD THAT ONE OF OUR TEAM TOOK PART. WELL DONE!

LASTLY, WELCOME TO ALAN & TERESA ON PLOT 11B. THANKYOU FOR JOINING THE ALLOTMENTS AND WE WISH YOU EVERY SUCCESS IN YOUR HARVESTING!

 

NEXT INSPECTION IS SATURDAY 2ND JULY 2016

 

GRAHAM GROUCUTT (CHAIRMAN) FOR & BEHALF OF

ALL THE COMMITTEE AT THE CLIFFE AND MALLING ALLOTTMENT SOCIETY

 

Hops and Woodchip

Hops and woodchip are still available in the allotment car park, remember it’s free for all allotment holders.  So bring your bags and barrows and spruce up your paths and soil!