Ealing in Bloom results 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. Kristine's entry so impressed the judges that she was also awarded the prestigious "Judges Special Award". Top spot in the small plot category was taken by Eddie Weston of Whitton Drive.

Click on autumn 2015 newsletter to access a more detailed summary of the overall results. 

Posted, 6th October 2015

AGM Report

The 2015 AGM, held on 18th February was extremely successful with between 60 - 70 tenants present. Click on AGM 2015 to access the 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 2016 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.

AGM 2014

The 2014 AGM went off very well with about sixty members in attendance.

To access copies of the draft minutes, the accompanying reports from Helen de Jimenez (the out-going Chair of EAP), Stephen Cole (the Council Allotments Manager) and the Treasurer’s Accounts click on AGM.

A new Executive Committee was elected consisting of: Patrick Williams (Brentham) Chair; Helen de Jimenez (Haslemere) Secretary; Dominique van Dooren (Ascott) Treasurer; John Bradley (Blondin), Tony Donegan (Brentham), Andy Doyle (Braund Avenue), Christina Fox (Northfields) and Joseph Mangar (Horsenden).

Patrick Williams introduced and led a discussion of the future plans of EAP in which it was agreed that the in-coming Committee would update the objectives of EAP so as to better reflect the strengths of EAP and the interests of its membership. Suggestions for new initiatives and ways of better involving those members who are not on-line were also discussed.

The formal business over there were two excellent presentations. The first by John Bradley described the self management system in place at Blondin Allotments and the second by Igor Vaintraube was entitled "Soil Structure and Fertility -How to Improve it". For summaries of these presentation click on newsletter to access accounts in the Spring 2014 EAP Newsletter.

Posted March 28th, 2014