Alwoodley Allotment Society Ltd (AASL) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 30 SEPTEMBER 2020




Alwoodley Allotment Society Ltd (AASL) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 30 SEPTEMBER 2020


Dear Plot Holder

AASL was due to hold its Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 30th September 2020.

However, this letter is notice that we have CANCELLED the meeting this year. 

AASL has no other practicable option, since neither we nor the Moortown Club can meet Covid-19 Secure Guidelines.  In addition, feedback is that many AASL members are not yet willing to attend indoor meetings.

However, we are sending you the AGM Agenda and papers we would have used if we had held the meeting, with news of how we’re handling the situation instead.


1.  Minutes of 2019 AGM ( Click Here to read the minutes)
2. Chair’s report ( click here to read the chair report)
3. Secretary’s report ( click here to read the secretary’s report)
4. Treasurer’s report (click here to read the treasurers report)
5. Election of the new committee (Since we cannot have an AGM, we cannot vote on the Election of Officers to serve AASL 2020/21   All other Officers and Members of the AASL General Committee have agreed to continue in their current roles for another year, until 30 Sept 2021.
6. The committee propose fees for 2021/22 to remain as 2020/21

If you have any comments or questions you would like to ask, please contact
Ken Mulley-Smith
Chair of Alwoodley Allotment Society Ltd.

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With autumn well under way, October is usually a month full of chilly mornings and spooky nights – the kind of weather that puts you in mind of hot mugs of tea, bowls of soup and if you’re an allotment gardener, lots of lovely winter digging!

Remember that the clocks go back an hour at the end of this month so grab every minute of daylight on the allotment that you can before the dark days of winter are upon us.

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As the growing season ends and the light nights disappear, though the days may still be warm, they are getting noticeably shorter, and soon there will be the first, faint, unmistakable, autumn chill in the air. 

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I have to say the site and plots look very good.  I thank you all for this.  The inspections in July didn’t throw up any horrors thankfully.  It is a relief when this happens.  We have a strong waiting list now, which Nick is managing.  

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Divide your vegetable garden or allotment into sections of equal size (depending on how much of each crop you want to grow), plus an extra section for perennial crops, such as rhubarb and asparagus.

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“We understand that our members place Annual General Meetings (AGMs) as an important part of the democratic control of an allotment society.  This guidance should give some general governance advice to members around the planning and staging of AGMs in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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