NEWS

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Important stuff

The allotment site will remain open but all members are asked to maintain a minimum of 2 metre spacing and adhere to the government guidelines re exercise. Use it as your exercise period but when you return home do not return to site on the same day.

The store will now open on Sundays and we ask that only one person at a time to be inside but if you prefer to stand outside and have purchases brought to the door then please ask. The tea room will remain closed until further notice.

PLOT INSPECTIONS

Please note that plot inspections are to resume at the end of June and reports will be filed at the next committee meeting on the 6th of July. Allowance will be made for any plot holder who is or has been self isolating but please let us know to save the dreaded first letter.

Frank Rust

Frank Rust

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Rust our Membership Secretary. He died in Frimley Park Hospital after contracting the Covid-19 virus. We will pay tribute to Frank on this site at a later date which will show what a huge loss he is to the Allotment Association and the community he served for so many years. His family have asked for privacy at this time and we ask all to respect that. He was a very special man and will be greatly missed

AGM Postponed

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ALL FUTURE EVENTS WILL BE ASSESSED NEARER THE TIME. WATCH THIS SPACE

PLEASE READ

To Everybody    (especially Newcomers)

From   The FUNRAISERS  (We are  Moira Bawn,  Audrey Cook, Jackie De La Haye, Barbara Horton, Val Read, Trish Sutherland, Rosemary Tabram, Helen Williams)

What We Do     Organise social/charity fund raising throughout the year

A Tea/Coffee/Cake every Sunday morning 10am to 12 midday

And a craft  afternoon on the last Wednesday of each month.

Thank you    To the Committee and all who have supported us this year

Requests      More Volunteers – especially for Sunday Morning Tea Rota. If interested contact Moira Bawn (01252 671404) or Helen Williams (01252 328027) or any other Fun Raiser.

Local Charities  supported to date: Phyllis Tuckwell, Parkside and CSSEF (Chloe and Sophies Special Ears Fund).

Looking Forward

Plants are needed to sell at the Open Day on May 16th and on Sunday mornings. For details see any of the Fun Raisers, eg Val Read, Rosemary Tabram

   Please note a new mini kitchen with running water will be installed in the meeting room in the spring

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH

EVICTION

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.

CCTV Installation

CCTV installation is now done and covers key areas of the site.

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.

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.

Plant Sale

The final amount raised by the plant sale was a staggering, unbelievable £1440.  This is more than the amount we raised on the plant sale day last year.

As we have continuously said, this is due to the generosity of our plotholders who have supported our venture by not only buying our plants but giving so much more in donations.

The Funraisers would also like to thank those who have given us their spare plants to sell. Everything has helped.  Even now, anyone with any left over plants please keep placing them on the rack beside the community plot.  You may not need them but someone else will be able to use them.  Donations can be put in the mail box on the shop door.

Once again our grateful thanks to you all for your continuing support during this difficult time.  I am sure our chosen charities, (the two main ones are Phyllis Tuckwell and Parkside) will be pleasantly surprised! 

 THE FUNRAISERS

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OPEN DAY 2019

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

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.

RHS IT’S YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

The ADAA were awarded “Outstanding” in this 2019’s 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

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