It’s that time of year again – time for Members to pay their rent. This year Members will also need to sign a new tenancy agreement and terms and conditions as agreed at our Autumn General Meeting on 2 November.
There will also be free festive food for Members to enjoy, and Christmas craft activities for all the family.
Plum chutney, plum jam and honey mustard made from produce grown on site will also be available for sale and would make lovely Christmas presents.
After rent day we will be holding a Christmas wreath making workshop from 3pm to 5pm.
After a not-so-promising start to the day, it cleared up in time for our Annual Bonfire Night party. As well as a huge bonfire and fireworks display Members enjoyed pumpkin soup, hotdogs and Jane’s delicious ginger parkin. There was also a leaf-lantern making workshop.
Thank you to everybody who built the bonfire, lit fireworks, tidied the Clubhouse and prepared food as well as those who donated fireworks.
Earlier in the day we also held our Autumn General Meeting. We discussed and adopted the new tenancy terms and conditions. These will be issued along with rent renewals in December. Rent day will be on Sunday 8th December.
Our membership of the Royal Horticultural Society entitles us to one free group visit a year to one of their gardens. This year we are organising a visit to RHS Wisley, Surrey.
Wisley is the historic home of the Royal Horticultural Society and houses one of the largest plant collections in the world. They have a series of gardens including a showcase vegetable garden, as well as The Glasshouse and a cafe/restaurant.
We need to enter as a group, but once inside can split up into smaller groups.
We will organise car sharing for the journey – if you have a car and can take passengers please let the committee know. Similarly, if you would like to go and need a lift, let the committee know.