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January 30th 2017 . The Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 13th January 2017 in the Gardeners Hall. The minutes of the previous AGM were approved Click here for "2016 AGM minutes" in Acrobat Reader format.

January 30th 2017 The old storeroom at Fairground has been knocked down and replaced by a new shed which will become the shop. We are currently awaiting electricity and fittings. In the meantime the original shop will still be open at the normal times, note that the door has moved.

February 14th 2015 The Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 9th January 2015 in the Gardeners Hall. It was very poorly attended. The minutes of the previous AGM were approved Click here for "2014 AGM minutes" in Acrobat Reader format.

The draft minutes of the AGM held on 9th January are available here. Click here for "2015 AGM minutes" in Acrobat Reader format.

There was one new nomination for the committee. A list of committee members can be found on the contacts page.

January 2010. The changes to the rules which were accepted by the Special General Meeting of October 23rd 2009 have been accepted by the FSA and are now in force. The modified set of rules is available here. Download "The 2010 Rules" in Acrobat Reader format

July 2009. During 2008 there were many reports of crop damage caused by manure contaminated by hormone weedkillers, particularly Aminopyralid. Sale of this weedkiller has been suspended although farmers may still be using existing stocks and some of our allotment holders have reported suspected problems this year. The weedkiller is used on grassland and the resultant silage may be fed to animals which excrete it into their bedding.

It is difficult to ascertain whether a particular batch of manure is contaminated. For further advice see the RHS page titled Weedkiller in Manure updated November 2009. A practical test is suggested in an allotment diary on a page entitled Testing for Aminopyralid in manure

Googling for weed killer in manure will bring up lots of hits for further information.

March 2009. The report delivered by the Secretary to the AGM in January is available here. Click the link here for the "2008 Annual report " in Acrobat Reader format.


The 2006 Show and Fete was held on the 19th August. Although the morning helpers suffered a cloudburst, the sun came out for the afternoon and we had a good attendance including a visit by local MP Adam Afriyie with his family. The list of winners is available here in Acrobat Reader format.


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