The Council budgetary figures for allotment expenditure in the year 2013-1014 are now available. Following the rent increases in October 2012 and 2013, Ealing Council allotments now operates on a balanced budget with expenditure matched to rent income. The figures for 2013-2014 (click budget to access) show what is in effect a balanced budget of around £97,000.
Posted 14th November, 2015
Ealing in Bloom (2015) – Allotments Category
Oldfield Allotments and Braund Avenue both held on to their last year's first prize positions for the best large and small allotment sites, respectively. An increasing number of sites, however, are snapping at their heels and it will be interesting to see how long they can maintain their winning runs. This year, the first prize in the large allotment plot category went to Kristine Kristensen of Oldfield Allotments. Her entry so impressed the judges that she was also awarded the prestigous "Judges Special Award". Top spot in the small plot category was taken by Eddie Weston of Whitton Drive. Click on newsletter to access a more detailed summary of the overall results.
Posted, 6th October 2015
The 2015 AGM, held on 18th February was extremely successful with between 60 - 70 tenants present. Click on AGM 2015 to access the Draft Minutes of the Meeting, the Chair's Annual Report, the Accounts and the annual report from Ealing's Allotments Manager, Stephen Cole. The AGM was followed by an authoritative presentation by Richard Wlitshire of King's College London on "Allotments - the Broader Picture". A summary of his presentation will appear in the Spring edition of the EAP newsletter. An excellent evening was rounded off by a question and answer session on Site Development, Sources of Funding and related topics featuring a panel consisting of Richard Wiltshire, Christina Fox (Northfields), Hilary Jayne (Framfield) and chaired by John Bradley (Blondin).
Posted 10th March, 2015.
The EAP-AGM evening gives the Ealing allotment community a rare chance to get together and discuss things of common interest in a friendly and convivial atmosphere. We shall try to keep the formal aspects of the AGM as brief as possible. As agreed at the 2014 AGM, there will be two proposed changes to the EAP Constitution up for discussion. The main event of the evening will be a presentation by Richard Wiltshire; a widely acclaimed expert on the way that allotments are organised and managed throughout the UK. This will be followed, after a pause for refreshments, by a Q and A session on Site Development, Sources of Funding and related topics.
Posted 7th January, 2015
Ealing Council is giving away twenty two tonnes of free compost on Saturday 10th May at Walpole Park. Click on compost for more details.
Posted 4th May, 2014.