Events 2021

Hi All, here on our Events page we note all the events we hold here at Burley Model Allotments throughout the year. Unfortunately as we are currently in the midst of a worldwide pandemic and a national lockdown, we do not know when any of our events will happen this year, if at all. However we do hope nearer the end of the year things may get back to something at least resembling normality.

At the moment all our meetings are held virtually on Zoom, if anyone wants to join us then please get in touch with a member of the committee by using the form on the contact us page.

So under normal circumstances this is the page where 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 will try to keep everyone up to date with 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 will soon be available from the Trading Hut, we will advise you in due course how and where to pick up your orders.

I lost my job at the bank on my very first day. A woman asked me to check her balance, so I pushed her over.

February

Monday 8th Committee Meeting at 7.00 p.m. to be held on Zoom. Please contact us for a code to join the meeting.

Did Adam and Eve ever have a date? No, they had an apple!

March

Monday 8th Committee Meeting at 7.00 p.m. to be held on Zoom. Please contact us for a code to join the meeting.

What do you call sad coffee? Depresso

April

Friday 2nd GOOD FRIDAY

Sunday 4th EASTER SUNDAY

Monday 5th EASTER MONDAY

What’s wrong with Easter jokes? They crack you up

Monday 12th Committee Meeting at 7.00 p.m. to be held on Zoom. Please contact us for a code to join the meeting.

May

Monday 3rd EARLY MAY BANK HOLIDAY

Monday 10th Committee Meeting at 7.00 p.m. to be held on Zoom. Please contact us for a code to join the meeting.

 

Monday 31st SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

June

Monday 8th Committee Meeting at 7.00 p.m. to be held on Zoom. Please contact us for a code to join the meeting.

July

Monday 12th 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 9th 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 30th 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 5th 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.

Monday 13th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. All new members are welcome as are old ones as well.

October

Monday 11th 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.

Annual General Meeting Date to be confirmed. 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 8th 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 13th 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.

"As a kid I was made to walk the plank. We couldn’t afford a dog."

"My friend got a personal trainer a year before his wedding. I remember thinking, how long’s the aisle going to be'.

"My friend got a personal trainer a year before his wedding. I remember thinking, how long’s the aisle going to be'."