The 3rd Annual General Meeting of the City of Ely Allotments and Gardens Association will be held at Centre ‘E’, 24 Barton Road, Ely, on Monday 14th March 2022 at 8.00 pm. Note the time is changed from that previously announced. The Annual General Meeting due in 2021 was not held due to COVID-19 restrictions.
All Association members are welcome. This is your chance to find out more about what’s happening with the Association, meet people from other sites and leisure gardeners and enjoy some tea and cake. You might even wish to participate in running the Association.
The agenda for this meeting and the minutes of the previous 2020 meeting can be downloaded from the links below.
Due to the coronavirus restrictions it has not been possible to hold the 2021 meeting. The next AGM will be on Monday 14 March 2022.
Suspension of Annual Meetings during the lockdown is allowed under emergency legislation.
The 2019 Awards Evening was held on September 9th. The Mayor of Ely, Michael Rouse presented the trophies and Certificates of Merit were subsequently distributed by the site reps.
Talks this year
Peat-free compost Presentation by Catherine Dawson from Melcourt Industries
New Regulations for Control of Rodents.
This is essential information for all tenants, presented by Ken Brown, Vice Chair of the Association. There have been big changes in the way poisons and traps can be legally used. New regulations are now in force with high penalties for non-compliance including large fines and prison terms. See this article on the Info page summarising Ken's talk, or download the file here.
A J FENN CUP for best allotment in Ely (and winner’s certificate)
Joint winners Stewart and Teresa Bye –Bridge Fen and Colin and Olive Bowles – New Barns
3rd place certificate: Vala Carter – New Barns
HOLDEN-ROLFE CUP for best small plot (and winner’s certificate)
Gareth and Bev Owen – Upherds Lane
2nd place certificate: Valerie Sims -Upherds Lane
3rd place certificate: Trevor Brown- Upherds Lane
MICHAEL UNGAR MEMORIAL CUP for best newcomer (and winner’s certificate) Richard & Svetlana Hayes - New Barns
2nd place certificate: The Dalton Family - Bridge Fen
Joint 3rd place certificate: Fil and Til Utting Brown- Bridge Fen and Diane Scott and David Watts- Bridge Fen
The following trophies will be retained by the winners.
JACK CLARKE TROPHY for best plot on Bridge Fen Stewart And Teresa Bye
MAURICE HOBBS TROPHY for best plot on New Barns Colin and Olive Bowles.
NIGEL CLARKE TROPHY for best plot on Upherds Lane Gareth and Bev Owen
JACK KEMP TROPHY for best plot on Back Hill & Canterbury Avenue
CITY OF ELY ALLOTMENTS AND GARDENS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019
Chair – Graham Bond
The first Annual General Meeting of the above Association was held on Monday 11 March 2019.
3. Site reports
4. Stores report
5. St Mary’s Garden report
6. Treasurer’s Report
7. Election of Officers
All officers are elected annually. The officers are CHAIR, VICE CHAIR, TREASURER and SECRETARY.
9. Allotment Rent
10. Website and gmail
11. Any other business
The City of Ely Allotments Association Awards evening was held on 3rd September with presentation of trophies by the Mayor, Councillor Mike Rouse.
A J FENN CUP for overall best allotment in Ely:
Joint 1st place: Stewart and Teresa Bye–Bridge Fen & Colin and Olive Bowles–New Barns
3rd place certificate: Vala Carter–New Barns
HOLDEN-ROLFE CUP for best small plot:
Alan Church–New Barns
2nd place certificate: Owen Howe–Bridge Fen
3rd place certificate: The Dalton Family–Bridge Fen
MICHAEL UNGAR MEMORIAL CUP for best newcomer:
The Dalton Family–Bridge Fen
Joint 2nd place: David and Dianne Scott–Bridge Fen & Richard and Svetlana Hayes-New Barns
JACK CLARKE TROPHY for best plot on Bridge Fen:
Stewart and Teresa Bye
MAURICE HOBBS TROPHY for best plot on New Barns:
Colin and Olive Bowles
NIGEL CLARKE TROPHY for best plot on Upherds Lane:
JACK KEMP TROPHY for best plot on Back Hill & Canterbury Avenue:
PETER MERTON TROPHY for achievement on Bridge Fen:
Two presentations on aspects of allotment holding were given:
Move over goji berries and green tea and make way for the humble tattie. The latest research suggests potatoes can play a significant role in helping combat everything from heart attacks to cancer and strokes and now it seems they could even stave off dementia.
Read more at this link:
Download a full colour copy of recent City of Ely Allotments newsletters from these links:
Have you heard about the invasive New Zealand flatworm? They might be coming to a garden near you...
Read this article and see the video to be on the lookout for this unwelcome visitor.