The last TAA AGM was held on 10th April 2019, since when it has not been possible to hold an AGM due to lockdown and the associated COVID-19 rules.
The delayed 2021 AGM will be held on SATURDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2021, commencing at 11am in the Community Barn Area. All members are expected to attend, however those unable to do so can either nominate someone else to represent them or send an apology for absence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomato blight has now been confirmed on the outdoor tomato plants on many plots. The plants have black stems and the fruits are brown in appearance. Some plots do have tomato plants that are showing no signs of blight which may be due to a blight resistant variety being grown.
The combination of high temperatures and wet, humid conditions promote its rapid spread and this year we have definitely had that. Let’s hope next year is a better one for tomato growing outdoors.
The new Committee would like to invite all members to an EGM to be held at the Community Barn on the allotment site on Saturday 11th May at 11am.
1. Proposed Rules for discussion/adoption (circulated prior to meeting)
2. Waiting List
3. Support for new plot holders
4. Biodiversity Plots
5. Site Equipment
6. Notice Board
7. Clearing alleyway
TAA Rules EGM 11-05-19.pdf
One of our plot holders has not been able to prepare his plot this year due to illness and was disheartened to find nature had taken over on his return so we have lent a helping hand to get the plot up and running again.
Fruit trees have burst into bloom on the site,could be a good year for fruit.
Toilets fitted with new flush systems
The toilets have had a major makeover during the winter and are nearly complete,flushes have been installed,so no need for jugs of water after use but these toilets are very labour intensive to keep clean and empty,this is carried out by nearby plot holders the toilets are cleaned at least twice a week, Children must be accompanied to the toilets as many do not understand the way the toilet operates we often have to clean up after them and release the door catch to let them out.
Volunteers added further improvements yesterday to link up drainage system in the car park with smaller connecting pipes to drain Marcet Road Allotment’s side,this has to be an ongoing project owing to the amount of silt that is washed down the driveway with each heavy rainfall and the wood chip pile that acts as a dam.
Some of the tap posts were found to have rotted,so have been replaced, if you have a problem with your nearest tap let us know.