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AGM

Monday 11th March 7 pm at Aldershot Rugby Club

The AGM saw a fair turnout and went according to agenda. We were pleased to see representatives from our chosen charity’s who each gave a talk about what they do and how much the money you donate means to them. Phyllis Tuckwell and the CSSEF each received a cheque for £750.00.

Thank you again for all your support.

President/Chairmans report

Plot Security

We have been contacted by a representative of Uwatch who are offering police “secured by design” approved security devices called The Cube. The Cube is a battery operated device and contains a cross network roaming SIM – so it works anywhere (no WiFi or mains power).

The Cube has a night time IR camera, PIR motion sensor, vibration detector, temperature sensor, GPS tracking and bluetooth. If any sensor is disturbed an alert is sent with a date and time stamped picture to the owners phone in under 30 seconds.

If the above is of any interest to you there is a link below and if you enter the coupon code “Uwatch100” at the checkout you can get £100 off the price.

www.uwatch.co.uk

Caught in the act.

Do you know this person. Caught in the act of theft from the site while an accomplice cut the cables to the camera but the person in the photograph decided not to wait.

Captured (2)

If you know this person let a committee member know and they will be dealt with.

CHRISTMAS GET TOGETHER

The Funraisers would like to thank everyone who came along to the Christmas get together last Sunday (16th)
We hope that you all enjoyed yourselves – it was wonderful to see so many of you in your Christmas finery. 
We are so grateful to everyone who donated their time, delicious food and such lovely raffle prizes.
We have raised £136 through the raffle and a further £44.59 in donations, a grand total of £180.59 
As this year ends we would like suggestions from you for local charities we can raise money for during 2019. 
Please contact us at theallotmentfunraisers@aol.com with any comments, suggestions or fundraising ideas. 
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. 
The Fun Raisers

CCTV Installation

As a result of the recent thefts the committee have decided to install cameras in key areas to offer site security for all members. This will be done as soon as possible and will be recorded onto a hard disk. All gates will have signage as a warning and we hope acts as a deterrent to anybody coming over the gates or through it with a key.

We will be watching.

Update

First stage of CCTV installation is now done.

We are watching.

THEFT

We have had a number of thefts reported this year both of produce and various tools or other.

The most recent incident is of large pots and the mesh frames shown below stolen from Plot 50A. If you see these on site or saw anybody removing them please report to the committee.

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All members are reminded that any theft is to be reported so that we can at least log it but we can only act if we catch people at it. If the culprit is a plot member we will evict immediately ( By-law 8.13 ) and the police will be notified.

PLOT RENTS TO RISE

From December 2017 plot rents will rise by £2.50 to £42.50. Membership will remain at £7.50. Administration and key deposit for new members will remain the same.

RAISED BED PLOT

We are considering introducing raised beds on a plot for those who are less able to work a plot in the traditional manner. This could be for existing members who are giving up a plot for this reason but would like to continue raising at least some crops or for anyone less abled looking for an accessible way to garden in a more social atmosphere.

Your thoughts and ideas would be appreciated.

Bring them to the stores on a Sunday morning or use the contact form.

RHS IT’S YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

The ADAA have been awarded “Outstanding” in this years event which is something we can all feel very proud of.

“Donated Items”

We have had a number of items left in the bottom car park some of which, we will generously assume, have been left for others to use. In the future would all plot holders note that if you have any items you wish to donate bring them to the shop on a Sunday morning where an assessment can be made about it’s potential for sale. All monies raised goes to charity. Obvious rubbish should not be brought to the shop nor dumped in the bottom car park and action will be taken if you are seen to do so. See By-Laws 7.1

TV Fame

We were recently featured on Freeview Channel 7 and the video is available on Youtube. Despite his amazing on screen presence no acting roles have been forthcoming for our esteemed Membership Secretary but who knows as more people see it. The other two featured members were asked to look as though they were working. Nobody was, is or will be convinced.

Emergency Access

There is now a Security Key Box on the main gate for use by the Emergency Services. If you have an accident on site and need to call for an ambulance they have the code for the box. Stay on the phone to help them find you. If you are attending someone stay with them until you know the ambulance is on site.

Historic News

Oak moths

Japanese Knotweed

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