We were told that the council plans to send out a questionnaire in March, and Mr Longley hopes to report back to plotholders in July. At present the 500-odd allotments cost the council about £45,000 more per year than they receive in revenue. This includes the cost of admin staff and water as well as maintenance. Mr Longley said they hoped to 'close the gap' a bit. The questionnaire will be sent electronically where possible, and other plotholders will receive it by post.
Much more detail about the forthcoming review is in the Minutes of the AGM, which are now available for you to read on the OFFICIAL STUFF page. Scroll down to Item 8.
Mr Longley has been asked to give us a digest of the presentation he made at the AGM for us to put on the website.
Tony Fagg announced that he was retiring as Show Secretary and we are looking for someone to take his place. Would you like to be involved in this year's show? If so, get in touch.
Chairwoman Penny Fox announced that the Society would be seeking a Membership Secretary for the Trading Store to free Geoff Button up from some of the paperwork. A volunteer has already come forward and will be working closely with Geoff this spring.
The full minutes of the AGM are now available on the OFFICIAL STUFF page