This is a copy of the most recent general newsletter to members.
If viewed at a later date then some of the information may have changed.
To all HBAGA members 24/11/23
There were no changes to annual rents or associate fees at the AGM so rents remain at £50 for a full plot -
etc). Each rent payment will be increased by £1 for Association membership as usual – so the total amount to be paid will be £26, £51, etc.
Plot rents become due on 1 st January and must be paid by the end of that month.
We start taking rents from the beginning of December. Please pay in the Shopby cash, cheques or card.
In the past some members have paid for rents and other items by BACS.
However, this adds to our admin work and we now have card payments as an option. So – please do not use BACS.
If you cannot pay as suggested then let me know and we will work out an alternative. Please do not forget. The assumption is that if you do not pay within the next two months then you no longer wish to keep your plot(s).
Please bring your Rent Card to the Shop to be updated (assuming you haven’tlost it!).
Obviously we record all rent payments but as an additional check this year we will be issuing you with a simple receipt as proof of payment.
We may take the opportunity when collecting rents and fees tp ask if you have any exprience (and time) to help the Association.It’s always good to have help for general work around the sites but specific talents such as welding, carpentry,tiling -
Annual subscriptions will also be due from January so please remember to pay your £1 next time you visit the Shop.
Jean Law has been our President for many years and has been a very valued presence in our Committee. She has decided that the time has come for her to withdraw and we thank her very much for her contribution to the Association.
Jean will be difficult to follow and there are no current plans to find a successor.
Ralph and Sue Laughton recently withdrew from the management of the Station
Road site and elections on the Jessops site resulted in changes there. Thanks
are due to Ralph, Sue, Roger and Rob for their past work.
The new Committee consists of -
President Not filled
Chairman Dennis Jennens
Vice Chair Dave Sidders
Secretary Kathy Farr
Treasurer Dave Gardner
Social Secretary Vacant
Shop Manager Dave Gardner
Cross Street Manager Andy Shilling
Cross Street Assistant Vacant
Eddington Lane Manager Kevin Tracy
Eddington Lane Assistant Alan Barber
Jessops Manager Debbie Williams
Jessops Assistant Vicki Blatt
Station Road Manager Ken Driver
Station Road Assistant Vacant
and we welcome the new names on the Committee.
A question about the organisation of the recent Jessops election was raised and discussed at some length and the possibility of installing Defibrillators was also mentioned. These will be included in the draft minutes which will be issued shortly.
Margaret Easterby has for some years organised social events and trips but has decided to stand back at least for the time being.
Margaret has been very successful in managing such activities and she will be much missed -
There is an art group that runs on a Wednesday afternoon 1:30 to 3:30 cost £1.50 tea coffee included -
Contact Dennis on 07763 038 266 for more information
Calendar for 2024
As last year we have a supply of attractive calendars for sale in the Shop. They have been hand-
We still have some bulbs in stock (daffs, tulips, crocus and bedding hyacinths) pictures and details are on the website.
This time of year is right for planting garlic and over-
The Shop will be open as usual (unless we are snowed out) every Saturday and Sunday morning throughout the winter (9.00 to 12.00).
If you are running out of ideas for presents then why not buy gift vouchers from the Shop. They are only redeemable for goods at our Shop. They cost £5each.
Our supply of seed potatoes and spring-
Shop and purchase from the stock -
The Shop shelves have been restocked with our usual range of seeds from both Browns and Kings. You can continue to place your own orders but the later you leave it the longer the wait might be – I need to have a minimum total each time I order to obtain full discounts.
We have been informed that there is plenty of well-
Contact Vicky on 07429 233 000. Stoneyfields, Bullockstone Road, CT6 7NR.
Take your own shovels and bags.