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The Funraisers held their last event of 2019 on Sunday the 15th January and raised an amazing total of £262.85 for our charities. Those who came along looked as if they were having a jolly good time and as usual we had plenty of lovely seasonal food!! A huge thank you to everyone for supporting both this event and all the other events we have held this year. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our plotholders. This year our events have raised a staggering total of £3000. We are not sure we can better this!! However we look forward to organising the events again next year. A list of these, with dates, will be sent to you all and placed on the web site early next year. In the meantime A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our plotholders.
SEED POTATO DAY
Seed Potato Day 9.30am- 2pm Saturday 18th January 2020 St Philip and St James Church Hall Kings Road, Fleet GU51 3AR
Over 70 seed varieties / individually sold / Wilson Wonders on sale / sundries / refreshments / free parking/ advice
Seed Supplied by Charlton Park Garden centre For more information contact Alan Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org or 07377539043 Admission only £1
This is our second annual potato day and we value your support to make this day a big success for the area. If you enjoy potatoes, then come.
Rushmoor Borough Council are advertising the vacancy for an Allotment Officer which is being vacated by our very own Clive Sutherland who is off to sunny Norfolk very soon. If you would like to apply or know someone who might then click on the link below and follow where it will.
Members of the committee today ( July 2nd 2019 ) confronted a plot holder who had been caught stealing. After making it very clear as to why we were confronting said person we showed the evidence, took the gate key and then escorted said person off the site again making it clear said person was being evicted and not to return. We have decided not to involve the police in this instance.
OPEN DAY UPDATE
Thank you, thank you, thank you wonderful people of Aldershot and District Allotment Association.
The plant sale held on site on the 18th May (and remaining plants sold on the 19th) raised a massive £1318 – this is double the amount raised last year and we couldn’t have done it without you all.
Our thanks go to everyone who supported us, whether you helped us set up on the day, generously gave us a fantastic selection of plants, delicious cakes, helped man the stalls, bought plants, drank tea and ate cake or brought along family, friends and neighbours – it was a fantastic day only made possible by YOU!
The Fun Raisers
The ADAA are full members of The National Allotment Society and The Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies who both offer support and advice and links to each web site can be found below.
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.
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.
First stage of CCTV installation is now done.
We are watching.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.