Important – notice of EGM

Please take some time to read the following letter, which will also be sent out to all Woodhouse Allotment members by post:

EGM Notice of Meeting

Purpose:          Presentation of Council ‘Self-management’ 38 year Lease

Date:                Saturday 28th April 2012

Time:                3.00 p.m.

Location:          Scout Hut, Grove Road

Dear Member,

This EGM meeting is being convened for the purpose of advising members of the Council’s proposal to grant Woodhouse Allotment Holders Association a new 38-year lease.

The Council has taken the decision to amend the terms of the previous lease and has presented new lease documentation for agreement.  The new lease requires Allotments across the borough to take on greater responsibility themselves rather than the Council being involved.  The council have presented the terms of the new lease as a ‘self-management’ lease.

Prior to engaging with the Council to sign into the new lease, the Committee are taking the opportunity to present the details of the new lease terms to all members.  This is to ensure that all members are aware of the changes and the potential impact this may have on them and the terms of their tenancy agreement.

A copy of the proposed lease and supporting documents can be downloaded here: Allotment Standard Lease Incorporated Associations Final 16 3 2012.

Should you wish to discuss this matter in more detail prior to the meeting please contact either Morag Glover (Chairperson) or Andy Smith (Secretary).

In addition to the main topic above, the Committee will also take the opportunity to update on items raised for action at the 2011 AGM, in particular the issue of ‘Communication’.

You are urged to attend this meeting to ensure that you are fully aware of any potential changes that may affect your decision to continue your tenancy at the renewal date at the AGM in October 2012.

Yours sincerely,

Morag Glover

Chairperson

Warning – hosepipe ban

You have probably seen in the news that the use of hosepipes is to be banned in the south east of England from Thursday April 5, 2012

This includes the use of hosepipes on allotments and so Woodhouse Allotments, along with everyone else, will be banned from using hosepipes attached to the standpipes.

The Council has advised us that they, along with the water board, will be carrying out random checks to ensure that the ban is being enforced. They have also told us that if they find hosepipes in use during the ban, they will turn off the water supply to the whole site.

There is also a maximum penalty for contravening the ban of £1,000.

Please don’t be tempted to use a hosepipe while the ban is in force. It simply isn’t worth it – and it could jeopardise the allotment site’s water supply altogether.

Welcome

Welcome to the new-look Woodhouse Allotments web site.

With this new design, we hope to be able to keep our members updated more regularly with news, notifications of forthcoming events on the site, and updates from the Trading Hut.

Pages on the site also have a comment box, so that you can give us your views, and we hope you will also share your pictures on our Around the Site page.

If there is anything else you would like to see on this website, please let me know – you can email me at christina25 at urbanhedgerow dot co dot uk.

Cheers,

Christina (Plot 25)
Woodhouse Allotments Communications Officer