Hixon Allotments Association
Fields Hixon Allotment Association Annual Report
AGM - Monday 29th May 2012
Whilst on the subject of
water and though it may seem a while off – the water will be switched
off for the winter period. When this is done a notice will be placed
inside the notice board. Last winter it was discovered that it had been
switched back on. Fortunately the weather at the time was quite mild, so
the risk of a burst pipe was minimised. When it is turned on again in the
spring a notice will also be displayed.
There are currently 41
association members (plot holders). Five members have resigned their plots
over the past 12 months.
A waiting list is maintained
by the Secretary Dave Jones and updates posted on the site notice board.
It is essential that members
update the secretary with any changes to contact names / numbers / email
addresses etc. In order that records are kept up to date and relevant.
A big thank you goes out to
Dave for all his efforts over the past 12 months. The secretary’s role
is a thankless task but involves a lot of work so thanks again to Dave.
This is unfortunately a
perennial battleground, but it is timely to remind all members of the need
to keep their plots as weed-free as possible.
Advice on this subject can
be found on the NSALG website, however, please remember that we operate an
organic site so the use of weed killers or the like is not permitted.
Disposal of weeds is each
members responsibility. They are not to be thrown into the hedgerow at the
bottom of the site. Notices have been erected to reflect this.
The committee is in the
process of purchasing more robust “No Dogs Allowed” signs to replace
the previous laminated signs. Thanks to Chris Hall for his efforts.
The Association had a stall
at the recent Jubilee celebration held on the Millennium Green in Hixon.
The stall was supervised by Alan Hartley and Colin Hutchinson. A total of
£70.65 was raised towards association funds. Many thanks are extended to
Alan and Colin for their hard work and to all those who contributed seeds,
plants, books etc.
HPC are responsible for much
of the general site maintenance. A schedule of works that the committee
feels needs to be undertaken, will be presented to the Council at their
meeting on the 19th June 2012.
Maintenance to be discussed
will include paths, fencing, site entrances etc.
our recent AGM Susan McKeown presented options for restoration of the
derelict building at the bottom of the site. The options were voted on and
one option selected. The committee will liaise with HPC in the coming
months and assist where possible to further the restoration of the
This building will be
invaluable on site for storage/shelter, so the sooner work can start the
better for all.
that remains is for me to wish you all success and enjoyment on your plots
over the next year.