Worcester Allotment Forum – Introduction

What is the Worcester Allotment Forum?

The Worcester Allotment Forum (WAF) comprises of site representatives who are elected by the tenants of the site. This forum, then works alongside Worcester City Council to provide a high standard of service and an efficient process to deal with queries, and any issues which arise. 

The Worcester Allotment forum meets on a bi-monthly schedule to discuss City wide relevant issues and updates from the City Council, along with any matters raised by tenants to their site representatives.  

The Annual General Meeting, at which all Tenants on the Worcester City Council managed allotment sites are welcome, is usually held in early Spring each year, and elects the Forum’s Officers.

Who are the Worcester Allotment Forum?

The Forum comprises of the site representatives from each of the 23 allotment sites managed by the WCC. We are all Worcester City Allotment Tenants who volunteer and give up our own time to support the tenants on their sites, and to represent their interests & views to the City Council.

As well as site representative roles, there are 4 plot holder roles available, these positions are for plot holders who feel they have some skills / passion that they can contribute to the forum. If this is something you are interested in, please use the Enquiry form and let us know. 

The principal objective of the forum, is being able to deliver the best possible allotments experience to the Plotholders through liaison with Worcester City Council, and to ensure the smooth running of the sites.

The Forum’s Officers elected at the AGM in March 2020 were

  • Acting Chairperson –  Maz Williams (Windsor Avenue)
  • Secretary – Currently Vacant as of Aug 2020
  • Treasurer – Libby Bailiss (Deputy, Comer Road) 

Non Officer Roles of the Executive,

  •  Member – Richard Coopey (Pitchcroft Lane)
  • Appeals Officer – Andi Cresswell (Winchester Avenue)
  • Livestock Officer – Mark Surey (Comer Avenue)

The Chairperson of Worcester Allotment forum produces an annual newsletter, the latest available is from the Chairpersons’s Address at this years AGM. 

We are also looking to begin producing seasonal newsletters to share the latest news from across the Cities sites,  with photos from events, competitions and quizzes and seasonal advice. If there is anything you would like us to feature, please send an email via the Enquiry Form, and we will get in touch.