Due to the present CoVid-19 crisis this event has been the subject of some serious discussion.
While continued access to the allotments is currently permitted, some plot holders may not be able to attend their plots in the usual fashion, or get the required supplies from their favourite garden centres, or shops inhibiting their ability to bring their plots and sites up to competition standard as they’d wish.
Given the uncertainty of the situation it has been decided to review any decision regarding holding this years competition in a couple more weeks time.
We remain committed to running the competition at some time during 2020, all being well. When and in what format it may be run remains open pending the evolution of the CoVid-19 pandemic.
The next regular Forum Meeting which was scheduled for Wednesday 13th May 2020 has now been indefinitely postponed due to the influence of CoVid-19 – The Next Meeting date will be advised in due course.
N.B. Please Watch-This-Space.
If anybody has anything that they would like raised for discussion within the Forum, and/or with the Council, then please let your Site Rep know at least one week before the meeting. This will enable him/her to advise the Secretary to put it on the Agenda.
- Minutes of Forum Meetings are traditionally published to the Site Reps between 1 and 2 weeks following any meeting. And no later than 2 weeks prior to the following meeting.
- If any Plotholder would like to see them s/he has only to ask his/her Site Rep who will be pleased to discuss them with you, to answer any questions, and/or take matters to the ensuing Forum Meeting.
The Worcester Allotments Forum AGM 2019 was held on Tuesday 10th March 2020 in the Council Chamber, Guildhall, Worcester.
Full Minutes will be published in due course. All tenants were invited and encouraged to attend!
The principal business of the AGM was to elect the Officers of the Forum – i.e. The Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.
Candidates for these positions had put their names forward and been circulated around those entitles to vote at the AGM – i.e. All Site Reps of good standing on 10th March 2020.
The results of these elections was as follows (For / against / abstained).
Total number of Votes Cast – xx
Chairman – Mike Norman, Old Northwick Lane (-/-/-)
Vice-Chairman – Maz Williams, Windsor Avenue (11 / 6 / 1)
Secretary – Louise Robertson (-/-/-)
Treasurer – Elizabeth Bailiss (-/-/-)
Full voting details awaited
This year’s RHS Malvern Autumn Festival is scheduled for the xx – xx September 2020 at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern.
The Autumn Pavillion is hosting the UK National Giant Vegetables Championship where expert growers battle it out to grow enormous veg and be crowned champion. 2016 saw four World Records broken including the world’s heaviest Red Cabbage at 23.3kg (grown by David Thomas, Cornwall), almost 10lbs heavier than the previous record set in 1925. They’re looking forward to breaking even more records this year!
The WAF’s 2019 Allotment Competition Awards Ceremony was held at Worcester’s Guild Hall on Wednesday 30th October at 7.30pm. The results for all categories were announced on the night, with prizes being awarded by TBA, Councillor TBA.
The categories are:
- Best Full Allotment Plot
- Best Half Allotment Plot
- Best Polytunnel / Greenhouse
- Best New Tenant
- Most Child Friendly?
- Most Eco-Friendly?
Cups were awarded for the winners of each/most category/ies, engraved and presented for one year. Runners-up medals and certificates were awarded in each category for Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver and Bronze.
Everyone who entered is welcome to attend and bring a guest with them. For further details, please contact us or your site representative.
Transition Repair Cafe occurs every second Saturday of the month, hosted at S.T.A.R.S adult day centre in Stanley Road. The clever repairers aim to repair items brought to them for a small donation, whether it be a large or a small item. If the talented Ladies and Gents are able to fix the item you bring, but don’t have the required materials, they will let you know what you need to buy and bring along next time. So, if you have an object, whether big or small take it down and be met with a warm welcome. Alternatively, if you think you may be able to help at these events, please see details on what help is required on the Transition Worcester Website.