Brian Matthews 1933-2021
We are sad to hear that Brian Matthews, plot holder at Hunts Pond Road and previous Chairman of the WWAA, passed away on 5th July. Known by other plot holders as "hands on and hard working in his time as Chair", Brian gave up his allotment about two years ago, having been very involved for a long time. Details of his funeral are below, if people wish to pay their respects to Brian:
Covid: How have allotments helped people during the pandemic? - BBC News
Here is an interesting article from the BBC which goes to confirm the benefits of having an allotment - aren't we lucky!
Covid-19 Update: 5th November 2020
In March 2020, the Government was keen for plot holders to continue their activities on allotments and counted it as exercise, provided that it was for no longer than 1 hour each day. The official government guidance is now published on their website - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november.
At section 3, it sets out that -
You can exercise or visit outdoor public places with the people you live with, your support bubble, or 1 person from another household (children under school age, as well as those dependent on round-the-clock care, such as those with severe disabilities, who are with their parents will not count towards the limit on two people meeting outside). Outdoor public places include:
- parks, beaches, countryside,
- public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments
As we write, the National Allotment Society website has not been updated from March - it can be accessed at the address - https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/. We can only assume that the advice has not changed and this lockdown period remains the same.
Your site managers will be on hand to help you understand the current situation, meanwhile - stay safe and enjoy your allotments!
Data Protection Policy
In line with the Data Protection Act 2018, the Committee has prepared a document which sets out the basis upon with the Western Wards Allotment Association (WWAA) will process any personal date that it collects.
Robin Green, Acting Hon Secretary, will act as additional point of contact as the Data Protection Officer for WWAA. When that ends, the newly elected Hon Secretary will pick up the role. We will inform you when we know who that will be.
This document can also be located in the WWAA Information section of the Main Menu.