Yesterday we held our Annual General Meeting. We looked back at the society’s achievements and our finances since the last AGM and agreed the accounts and appointed the auditor. We also agreed our priorities for the forthcoming year:
- to continue the Community Spruce programme, including refurbishing the Clubhouse; painting and cleaning the communal facilities, to refurbish Clive’s Kitchen; subject to securing grant funding/fundraising upgrading the plant nursery. We will continuing to enhance the facilities for wildlife and bees to make our site even more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
- to update and agree our governance arrangements. We will appoint additional Trustees and set up a quarterly Trustees meeting to scrutinise the site finances and governance. We will revise the Tenancy Terms and Conditions and the Constitution in preparation for signing the new lease with the council.
We also agreed that we would rename the Clubhouse, the Tom Douglas Clubhouse in recognition of the contribution that our Trustee and former Secretary has made to our allotment site, as well as to allotments in Bromley and beyond. We will have a formal opening ceremony once the refurbishment work has been completed.
Having agreed our priorities the committee stood down and we held an election for the new committee as follows:
Chair: Linda Phillips MBE
Secretary: Jeannette Henderson
Treasurer: Tony Danford
Committee: Margaret Anderson, Naslie Brazao, James Edmead, Anne Fautly, Yasemin Kozan, David Leach, Judith Sidaway, Elmer Terry, David Tutt.
We would like to thank those members who stood on the committee since the last election and welcome new committee members.
We would also like to thank James Hilsden of LB Bromley and Patrick Phillips of Idverde for helping with our election administration and for Tony Chase, of BALGF and Jeff Barber of NAS for attending our AGM and for the advice and support they have provided.