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Notification of Annual General Meeting - January 2022

An AGM will be held on Thursday 27th January 2022 at St Mary’s Church Hall, 109 Church Road Warsash, starting at 7pm.

We encourage plot-holders to attend these meetings as it is your chance hear how the Association's money has been spent in the past year and to take part in shaping next year's projects.

Committee members who have agreed to stand for re-election are:

Chair Person -                  OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS

Secretary -                      Julie Prescott

Treasurer -                      OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS

Trading Hut Manager -      John Parsons

Site managers:  

Posbrook Lane -               John Parsons

Lodge Road -                   Sandra Milam

Warsash -                        Gill Rock, Paul Rann

Sarisbury Green -             Robin Green, Martin Wheeler

Hunts Pond Rd -               Martin Barnett, Keith Johnson and Alistair Burnett

A Tenant Member wishing to apply for any position on the Committee shall submit a Nomination paper together with details of Proposer and Seconder who shall also be Tenant Members.  

Please refer to the WWAA Website for the role descriptions of Chair Person and Treasurer, or you can request a copy from the Secretary.

Nominations should be sent to the Secretary by Thursday January 6th, 2022. Please note that Nominations received after this date may not be accepted and Members applying to be elected will be required to attend the Annual General Meeting, together with their Proposer and Seconder, unless extenuating circumstances prevail.

Candidates may present a written resume not exceeding 150 words to promote their nomination which shall be available to Members at the Annual General Meeting prior to any election.

Suggested items for inclusion in the AGM agenda should be submitted via email to the Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Thursday January 6th, 2022.

At the meeting items may be raised during AOB, and these will be for discussion only.

Minutes of the 2020 AGM are available on the WWAA website, or you can request a copy from the Secretary.

Avian Flu Update from NSALG

 

Housing measures to protect poultry and captive birds from avian influenza are coming into force across the UK at one minute past midnight (00:01) on 29 November 2021.

This means that, from this time, it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers across the UK to keep their birds indoors, or where this is not practical, to take steps to separate them from wild birds. Click on the image for more details.

WWAA - Affiliation to the Royal Horticultural Society

The WWAA as an organisation is affiliated to the RHS. An RHS Affiliated Society Garden Entry Card has been issued to the WWAA which gives a 30% reduction on the entry fee for one person and a guest to one of the following RHS Gardens:-

  • Wisley;
  • Hyde Hall, Essex;
  • Harlow Carr, North Yorks;
  • Rosemoor Devon.

If any WWAA member wishes to make use of the card (you need to show it when you arrive at the venues), contact John Parsons at the Trading Hut and he will make it available. John’s telephone number is 01329 665008.

Sarisbury Allotment plot holder steals the Show

Robin Green, Site Manager at Sarisbury Allotment Site, reports:

Sarisbury Allotment managers are grateful to the Warsash Horticultural Society for permitting plot holders to submit flower and vegetable exhibits in the Warsash Garden Show, held on Saturday 4th September at the Victory Hall.

Penny Daish 4Sarisbury plot holders, including John and Pam Barber, Abigail Harrison, Ben and Maria Kimble, Penny Daish and site manager Robin Green all submitted exhibits for judging against stiff competition but attracted a glittering array of 1st and 2nd prizes.

The ‘star of the show’ however was Penny Daish (see left), Plot 26A, whose C11 exhibit of ‘5 vegetables in a seed tray’ attracted the ‘Best in Show Cup’ presented by Dr Chris Gorham, President of the Warsash HS. When she learned of her success, Penny, who couldn’t be at the event, said ‘I’m stunned!’

Robin GreenThe biennial ‘Show’ had been postponed for a year as the result of COVID restrictions but the Victory Hall was soon packed with dozens of members of the local community who queued for entry at 2pm, eager to take advantage of the ‘Plant Sale’, see the exhibits of flowers, vegetables, photograhs, cakes and preserves, how they had been judged, as well as enjoying the tombola and a cup of tea and delicious home-made cakes.

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