Whitley Village Allotment Association


Whitley Village Allotment Association
Annual General Meeting Information
held on the 22nd February 2017

The Chairman Phill Broadhurst opened the A.G.M, and welcomed the members present and thanked them for attending.

He mentioned that 4  members have left the allotment in the last year:
Michelle Keefe , Leanne Heavers, John Haigh and Gemma Burton

He welcomed the 3 new members:
Neil Chambers, Garry Hodgson and Anita Harrison

The allotment has had another busy and productive year and has held 4 social events, they have also been involved in helping the Parish Council on the occasion of the Queen’s 90th Birthday Beacon event on the Whitley Park.

There was an  Election of officers

Chairman - Phill Broadhurst
Treasurer - Amanda Coney
Secretary - Andrea Watson
There being no opposition the above members  will continue in post

Committee members - There are 3 positions and 4 members applying for the posts  therefore a ballot was undertaken.
These results were as follows:
Member                                     Number of votes
Neil Chambers                                        14
Floyd Harris                                             15
Pauline Leppingwell                                12
John White                                                4

The 3 committee members for 2017 will be:
Floyd Harris, Pauline Leppingwell and Neil Chambers

Secretary’s Yearly Report - by Andrea Watson

Allotment Waiting List
There are no villagers requesting a plot at present therefore there is no one on the waiting list.
It is the committee’s decision to advertise as we did last year on the Parish Notice Boards, the village web site and on the allotment and also complete a leaflet drop in the village.

May and September resulted in keeping our allotment and car park up to the standards required.

Spring Clean up
Thank you to the usual volunteers who helped to clear the rubbish and to those who have continued to keep up the standards throughout the year The boxes to the communal area were planted up with summer bedding and now the spring bulbs are making an appearance.

A Monthly Newsletter
Endeavours to keep you all up to date with the latest news and  information are in the newsletter and don't forget if you have anything to sell please let Andrea know and she will advertise them on the notice board and in the  newsletter.
If you have any new ideas please pass them in writing on to a committee member in time for the next meeting. The minutes of committee meetings are also posted on the notice board.

Bird Flu
We have advised all our plot holders with chickens that they follow the Government directives and guidelines.

Social Events
Queen’s 90th Birthday

The allotment social committee worked closely with the Parish Council in aid of the Queen’s 90th Birthday  Event  in the park, this was a great evening with the beacon lit, and free cake and Bucks Fizz for all.

The main events of the year were:
Easter Egg Hunt was held on the allotment where the children had a great time. All the plot holders received an Easter Egg from the Easter Bunny.

Summer BBQ
The annual event was held on the allotment and was deemed a success especially as we had our first dry day!

Bonfire Night was held on the community area on the allotment, the bonfire kept us all warm and the fireworks were splendid, both events were said to be a resounding success by all who attended  especially as it didn't rain.

An evening with Santa
This event was held at the George & Dragon in December and Santa made a surprise visit with sackfuls of presents for both the children and adults. There was also a delicious buffet, a quiz and a raffle which had Christmas Hampers as prizes This was an amazing success with many positive comments from those who attended.

A big thank you to all our social committee for their hard work and to all our other volunteers over the last year.

Spring clean up day - Sunday   26th February
Getting started in 2017 –We had a great day on the allotment on Sunday our volunteers did some stirling work. We moved a hut to its new home, also created a shelter for the wheelbarrow, we covered plots with weed suppressent to keep the weeds from growing where necessary, cleared the allotment of rubbish ready for to use the fire pit, and took our rubbish to the tip. We also welcomed a new member to the allotment.
The bacon butties, biscuits with tea and coffee kept our volunteers well fed.


  Santa comes to Whitley!

On Sunday afternoon (11th December 2016), and for the second year running the Allotment Association Social Committee arranged for Santa to come to the George and Dragon, and hand out presents to members children. In all 25 children received a present, and there were 35 adults attending the event who also recieved a "Secret Santa" gift. The "Hot Buffet" provided by the new G&D Landlords Peter & Daz was enjoyed by all. There was a raffle,for 3 Xmas Hampers, and the  "Quiz of the Year" was won jointly by Tony and Michelle's Teams. 



         Whitley Village Allotment Association
                            Vacant plots

                         Why not come and joins us & grow your own fruit and vegetables

                               Come and have a look around the allotment,
        we have a variety of sizes of plots from small to large and one to suit

The village has a number of full size, half size and micro plots, just behind Whitefield Lane, and All Saints Church. If we cannot offer you a plot immediately you can join our waiting list. The cost is either £20, £30 or £40 for a year (April to March), and you must be a resident of Whitley Village.

If you are interested, please contact the Chairman- Phill 01977 661867, e mail: whitleyallotment@gmail.com


WVAA Committee consists of:

Chairman   Phill Broadhurst, Treasurer  Amanda Coney,  Secretary Andrea Watson,

Commitee members: Floyd Harris, Pauline Leppingwell, Neil Chambers


Lucie Broadhurst; Amanda Coney; Gill Harris; Pauline Leppingwell, Andrea Watson  and Lorraine Chambers

We try to meet about 3 or 4 times a year. We also have our own Facebook Group

From this in 2010

To this in 2011! Day One The new Plot Holders Arrive and start marking out their plots.


   2011 Our First Year 


 We get started Spring 2011 

 Wow in a new months it looked like this  Summer 2011



 The team digging the trench for the Water Supply



Frank Laying the Entrance Track Autumn 2011