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By childshill, Nov 14 2017 10:21AM

1. At our recent inspection it was clear that not all plot holders realise that they are responsible for the paths around their plots. Grass should be kept short so it is easy and safe to walk down the path. You should either invest in the right equipment or borrow from a friendly plot holder!!

2. It was also difficult to walk down some paths due to overhanging brambles. These should not have been planted so close to the path, however at this time of year the old growth should be cut out and the new tied in, which hopefully will improve access next year.

3. As you will know, most tomatoes are now blighted. To reduce spread for next year, these plants should be burned or taken home to put in the green waste bin.

4. You may have noticed the post box on the main gate. The site now has a post code NW2 2NH

5. The first post we received was for a planning application for change of use of the commercial units overlooking the site to residential use

6. If you use the toilets and find the toilet roll is running out let me know as we do have replacements, text or call 07980 571086

By childshill, Apr 12 2017 07:21AM

Following the recent committee meeting there are a number of items of news and notes

1. After a recent incident we now have to insist that all dogs are kept on leads at all times, this is both when on your plot and when walking around the site.

2. The society machinery is for sale – see attached list. It will be available for viewing this Sunday 16 April

3. There were a couple of thefts from sheds recently, if your plot borders the boundary please consider planting some prickly hedging to deter people coming in. Blackthorn, hawthorn and pyracantha work well.

4. There is one vacant half plot 26E and no takers from the wait list, so if you want some more space let Jo Goldsworthy know [email protected]

5. The next plot inspection will be on Wednesday 19 April

6. A Working Party to cut back vegetation on the west boundary will take place on Saturday 6 May, meet at 11.00 at the boundary

7. Another complaint - someone has been defecating on and near the communal area at the north of the site, this is very antisocial as it smells and attracts flies. Now that there is a chemical Loo on site this should be used.

8. There will be another tea party on Sunday 11 June, more information nearer the date

9. The society should have a safety officer, a checklist of hazards to be looked out for is attached. If you would like to take up the challenge let me know.

Hope you all have a productive growing season


Hilary Burden

Secretary Childs Hill Allotments Society

020 8458 2870

07980 571086

By childshill, Feb 19 2017 05:17PM

I attach the first forms for this year’s AGM, which takes place on 19 March at a new time and venue. Nominations and motions by 4 march please


Hilary Burden

Secretary Childs Hill Allotments Society

020 8458 2870

07980 571086

Child's Hill Allotment Society

Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the society will be held on Sunday 19 March 2017 at 4.30pm, in the Carey hall of Claremont Free Church, 167a Cheviot Gardens, NW2 1PY.

The main business of the meeting will be to receive and discuss the committee’s report on the society’s activities since the last AGM, to discuss and vote on motions submitted by the members and/or the committee, to elect the committee for 2017/2018, to receive the accounts for 2016 and to note the rent and other charges for 2017.

This letter is to notify you of the date of the meeting and to invite you

a) to submit motions for discussion and

b) to nominate candidates for election to the committee.

The procedure for submitting motions and nominations are given below. They should be sent to the secretary by Saturday 4 March, via the shop letter box, in person if you see her on site, or by post or hand to 53A Nant Road, NW2 2AL. A nomination form is enclosed with this notification.

Submission of motions

Our constitution includes the rules for submitting a motion, as follows

 Motions must be sent in writing to the secretary twenty-one clear days before the meeting.

 Each motion must be accompanied by the name, address and signature of the member who is proposing it.

 A member’s request may be accompanied by a statement which shall not exceed 1000 words and this statement will be sent to all tenant members with the notice of the meeting.

Committee election

The committee consists of eight elected and two co-opted members. The members of the committee will appoint a chairman and other officers from among their number. Our constitution includes rules for the election, as follows:

 The chairman of the society shall act as returning officer.

 Tenant members may nominate themselves or other tenant members for election.

 Nominations must be proposed and seconded.

 Nominations must be countersigned by the nominee indicating their willingness to stand

 Nominations must be received in writing by the secretary at least twenty-one clear days before the meeting.

 If there are fewer nominations than vacancies, then all candidates are elected without a ballot.

 If there are more nominations than vacancies, there shall be a secret ballot using ballot papers prepared in advance by the secretary.

 The count shall be conducted by the chairman assisted by a minimum of two scrutineers. Scrutineers shall be appointed by the meeting and must be neither candidates in the election nor members of the outgoing committee.

The closing date for submission of motions and committee nominations is Saturday 4 March.

The agenda and associated papers will be sent to you about a fortnight before the AGM, so that you will have plenty of time to consider any proposals prior to the meeting.

Felicity Drown, Chairman and Returning Officer

14 February 2017

By childshill, Feb 2 2017 10:22AM

Hi All

First Happy New Year from your committee

1. The AGM this year will be on 19 March, due to the comments about the acoustics in the last venue there is a new time and venue, Claremont Free Church, Carey hall, from 4.30. The church is between Claremont Road and Cheviot Gardens. There is parking on Claremont Road and the roads around the venue.

2. The shop will be open this Sunday Feb 5th 12 to 1.30pm when there will be available: POTATOES, Potato fertiliser, 6X, winter planting onions, Growmore , Sulphate of Ammonia, potting compost, composted manure, basic fertilisers, TEV, Bone Meal, Blood Fish and Bone, .Lime, Calcified Seaweed, SEEDS - various at very competitive prices, bamboo stakes - various lengths, ENVIROMESH and various other nets, ground cover

3. There will be a beginners gardening course at Old Kenton Lane Allotments in May, see attached poster and contact them if you would like to take part

4. The next working party will be on Saturday 11 February from 10.00. This is to cut back the overhanging ivy etc. On the west boundary fence. Please bring you secateurs, loppers and shears.

5. We have had this request from Karla Santacara at Claremont School, “I am a teacher at Claremont Primary School as well as the Environment coordinator. We are looking to find some support in growing plants and maintaining our allotment as we have a fantastic space and some good resources for it. Would this be something that your plot holders would be able to help with?” If you are interested in helping contact Karla on [email protected]


Hilary Burden

Secretary Childs Hill Allotments Society

020 8458 2870

07980 571086