Events

Here we try and keep you up to date with what is new and what is happening on the site. This is one of many pages on this site please feel free to check out a number of them including the; Trading Hut page, the Annual Show, and the Library pages to mention just a few.

We have added all the events at the site including all the Committee Meetings, the Coffee Mornings and Plant Sales, Apple Press Afternoons and all this leads up to the Annual Show our crowning glory of the year. The year concludes with the Annual General Meeting.

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2019 Events

January

The new Kings and D.T. Brown seed orders are now available from the Hut, please call in on Saturday morning to pick up your orders.

Employee of the month is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time.

February

Monday 10th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. Please come and join us all members are welcome at Committee Meetings.

March

Monday 9th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. All our meetings are open to members. Please pop in and see us we welcome new members at any time of the year.

OK, so who wants to ask a question and make this meeting run later than it already has?

April

Monday 6th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. this meeting has been brought forward one week due to Easter. Please feel free to call in and see us new Committee Members are welcome anytime during the year.

Friday 10th GOOD FRIDAY

Sunday 12 th EASTER SUNDAY

Monday 13 th EASTER MONDAY

Why was the Easter bunny upset? He was having a bad hare day.

May

Saturday 2nd Plant Sale and Coffee Morning. Starting at 11.00 a.m. in the Trading Hut. Call in for a cuppa as well as meeting people and swapping stories, see if you can pick up a few plants into the bargain, and what a bargain.

Monday 8th EARLY MAY BANK HOLIDAY

Monday 11th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. If you need to talk to anyone regarding any issues you have about the allotment site please feel free to come along we welcome new Committee Members.

My biggest issue with meetings is that, despite their name, they are rarely about me.

Monday 25th SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

June

Saturday 6th Plant Sale and Coffee Morning. Starting at 11.00 a.m. in the Trading Hut. There’s not just coffee but tea as well and the odd raffle. Come and meet old friends and make new one’s there will be plants to buy at knock down prices.

Monday 8th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. All members can attend Committee Meetings if you want to call in and see how the site is managed on your behalf come and join us. We always welcome new Committee Members.

July

Monday 13th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. We welcome all new Committee Members at any time of the year.

The definition of a Committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.

August

Monday 10th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. Call along and see us to get a flavour of what we do before joining us.

Monday 31st SUMMER BANK HOLIDAY

The difference between a good committee member and a bad committee member is that a good one sleeps upright and a bad one sleeps horizontally.

September

Sunday 6th Annual Show

The main entrance to the Site is on Lumley Place, The Show opens to the public at 2.00 p.m. Planning for this year’s show is already in progress, please make a note of the date in your diary and come along and bring your family and friends with you to help make the show as successful this year as it has been in recent years. The show is for all plot holders and we’d like as many as possible to contribute. The schedule will be similar to previous years and copies will be available at the hut from late July. There will also be information and advice available for those who are novices at showing.

Saturday 12th Apple Pressing Afternoon – After the last two years we will be hiring the equipment from our friends at Leeds Urban Harvest once more, so please call in and feel free to use it to turn your apples and pears into Cider and Perry.

Monday 14th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. All new members are welcome as are old ones as well.

October

Monday 12th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. All new Committee Members are welcome to join us. Come along and see what happens and find out how the site is managed.

Saturday 24th Annual General Meeting. 11.30 a.m. at the Trading Hut. The usual format will be followed an introduction by the chair followed by the Officer Reports. Here members of the Association are given an update on the progress of the Association through the Officer Reports and are also invited to raise issues for discussion relating to the site at the meeting. A new Committee will be elected and then any changes to the Constitution and rules will be discussed and voted on. We would request that if there are any additional items for the agenda please let us know before the meeting

November

Monday 9th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. After the Annual General Meeting a number of new Committee Members will no doubt have joined the committee. If you did not join us at the A.G.M. feel free to pop along and see your Committee in action.

December

Monday 14th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m.

The new D.T. Brown seed order catalogues will be available from the Hut in mid-December, please call in on Saturday morning to pick up your copy.

There’s a reason they’re called committees. When you’re on one for too long, you start to think about committing something else - suicide, murder or yourself into a mental institute.

Volunteers Wanted

We always need people to help with the running of the site. As a self-managed site we rely on volunteers to help us. We welcome new thoughts and concepts with regard to the management of the site, so any help you can give us is appreciated. We are grateful for any general help with the running of the site and it is always satisfying when this help is received. If you feel you can spare some of your time and a little effort then please contact us.

Thank you to everyone who has over the last few years helped with the running of the allotment site. You are too numerous to mention but please be aware that all your efforts do not go unnoticed and on behalf of the committee and all the members of the Association you all deserve a big THANK YOU.

Help with the Site

As always we are looking for help with the running of the site if any member is interested in joining the committee or has a particular interest in developing and working with the Association then please contact us.

Committee Meetings

We are always on the lookout for help, so if you have a burning desire to attend the committee meetings or wish to join the committee or just help out in any other way, then please contact us.

If you would like to attend the committee meetings, these are held on the second Monday of every month at 7.00 p.m. We usually aim to arrive prior to this for a prompt 7.00 p.m. start; this gives Committee Members a chance to catch up on documents such as the minutes of the last meeting. These documents are added to the Library so please check them out to discover what is going on. Joining the Committee is a great opportunity to find out what goes on behind the scenes at the allotment, to get involved and raise and discuss any items you would like to.

Repairs to Site

We have a number of projects we have earmarked for 2020 the largest one being repairing the stand pipes to the site. Most of these have not been repaired from the time the site was remodeled in 1958.
We will need to put together some teams to carry out this work, so if you can help in any way, well you know what to do.
So if you can swing a hammer, wield a clipboard or do whatever is needed with a screwdriver, please contact us.

Help in the Hut

The hut is staffed by volunteers and we are looking for help with this. We require more folk to help in the shop on Saturday mornings and if you can make a decent cuppa then so much the better if not full training will be given.

Our hope is that Eileen and Tony will only be needed every other week, as this will allow for some well-deserved respite for them.

The Trading Hut is open between 10.00a.m. and 11.00a.m. every Saturday; (Except Christmas and New Year). We try to have a member of the Committee available in the shop on Saturday mornings but we cannot always guarantee this. The shop is run by volunteers and although we try to answer every issue whenever we can at busy times this is not always possible.

If you feel that you can help us in the Hut, Please contact us.

"No one is listening until you make a mistake."

"Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you."
Joey Adams

"Venison for dinner? Oh deer!"