Welcome to Wingerworth Allotment Cooperative Society  Ltd

AGM 30th April 2024.


The AGM has been fixed for Tuesday 30th April 2024. It will be at the All Saints Church Centre Wingerworth, starting at 7pm-9pm.

There are several practical reasons to move the date: response to members to move to when the weather is better, members unavailability,  when members have started with their plots, sub-tenancy agreements are in place etc. A later date would allow the 2023-24 accounts and our budget to be presented.

Information about the Board Elections can be accessed below.


The AGM agenda and papers will be sent out 14 days before the meeting by email and posted on the website: 16th April, 2024.

Wingerworth Allotment Cooperative Society Ltd

Click on the image to go to Board Election Page

Wingerworth Allotment Cooperative Society Ltd

Click on the image to go the AGM agenda

Cake, coffee and tea morning for Ashgate

Kay and Hazel are proposing a fund rasing morning for Ashgate Hospice sometime in May 2024. If you have help please speak with Kay or Hazel. Look out for further information.

A request to help manage the Community Plot X3

Would you be willing to give up a couple of hours alternative Wednesday mornings to help on the Community plot (in front of the shop)? The produced this has been given to food banks or other needy causes. Thanks Helen

Shop will open 18th February 2024

If you need anything, speak with Dominic who may be able to help. The shop reopens in February for Sub-tenancy agreements from Sunday 18th February 2024. Garden products will be on sale. Any suugestion as to further stocking please speak with Dominic The Shop page on the website is currently being rebuilt.

Sub tenancy agreements 2023-2024

Sub-tenancy agreements issued on/after Sunday 18th February 2024 from the shop 10am-12pm, thereafter each Sunday at this time. The forty days will be 12pm, 31st March 2023 after this time and date the offer of sub-tenancy will be withdrawn.

Minutes

The minutes will posted on the re designed website 'Minutes' page . Board approved minutes are published in arrears. The AGM minutes are published as 'unapproved'.

Volunteers needed

If you have some spare time to help maintain the site Alan and his team usually mow on Wednesdays, if you can help, please let the Secretary know.













Severn Trent Award
Our local MP Lee Rowley visited the site on the 18th August along with Sue Heyes from  Seern Trent Community Fund Thesociety was presentedwith a 'big cheuqe'. Sue reviewed the work on the sw boundary as part of the award: verdict superb.

We dicussed a range of issues with Lee, particularly site security and community involvement. Both  Sue and Lee offered their help and support for future projects.

A very positve meeting and review, with a recognition of the work by our volunteers.
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Contacting the Society

If you need to contact the Society for any reason please use the email address
WingerworthAllotment@outlook.com
OR  write a letter and post it in the 'small bomb shelter' . This is checked regularly.

In any instance the first  point of contact is the Secretary. If you wish to raise any issue, query or a question, then email the Secretary . This will set up a paper trail. You may also submit a query for the Board's consideration, three days ahead of their meeting. This will be dealt with under any other business. Do make your query specific and avoid multiple questions. If the response is worth sharing with the membership, it will be either emailed or included in the Newsletter and miniutes.

The Board may called a General meeting if deemed necessary. Members may request a Special General Meeting, SGM, on a specific issue. This must be submitted to the Secretary who will arrange a time and date. Only the issue raised in the letter will be discussed. The letter reequesting the SGM must be supported by 5% of the membership. Any business at any type of general meeting requires a 15% quorum and  at least two of three elected Board officers being present.

It is not acceptable to go to a third party with issues. Such parties have no authority in the Society's proceedings or members issues.


Please do not telephone or turn up at a Directors home.

Please respect our private time. Most of the Directors work full time and have families. It is not acceptable to just turn up.  

The Directors are volunteers who  give up their weekends to assist in managing the site and our members, in addition to liaising with the Parish Council and other bodies.
 
Wanting to become a member of the Society and rent a plot

If you are interest in having an allotment plot please contact the Secretary. We run a waiting list. However, you are welcome to arrange a visit to look around. Children are welcome and we hope will become garderners as well.
If you like gardening but feel you cannot work a plot, we have a Community Garden which we use to support local food banks.

Wingerworth Allotment Cooperative Society Ltd

The link below will take youto the New Member page for further details and an email link to the Secretary
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 NSALG monthly newsletter link

Please use this link to access this months newsletter. There are some copies in the shopformembers to take.

March Newsletter (mailchi.mp)


Spooktacular evening raises £62 for Ashgate Hospice

A great family evening for members at the Parish Rooms to enjoy Halloween.
Thanks to Kay and Hazel and all who orgnaised this spooky event.
Lots of games, like wrap an adult as a 'mummy' created a lively party atmosphere.
The food was plentiful and varied, thanks to those who prepared. Alhough the 'brain cake' was a show stopper!
£62 was raised for Ashgate Hospice. 











Web page link
This link will take  you the Severn Trent Community Award for the Society
Web page link
This link will take you to the Foundation Derby, Circle of Life link
Web page link
This link will take you the pib Group award page
Members Survey Results.
Members Survey results

This document is a raw score summary

Results
November newsletter

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Download the October 2023 newsletter

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February Newsletter

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March Newsletter

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September newsletter

Update on events and the GM 26th September, 7pm Church Centre

September newsletter
January Newsletter

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Watson Lane Scoping Document
The proposal is to erect a 2m high v-tech fence along this boundary and fit new gates. Theapplicatiion forfunding ishaltedwhile wewait to seewhen the Parish Council and DDC Highways tackle the trees which haveaTPO 


Improving the social area, X3.
Following the successful  completion of the renovation of X3 and the polytunnel, the proposal is to improve the area in front of the shop. The turf covering the area will be replaced with gravel trays covered in pea gravel. This would provide an easier and accessible area for events.
Social area scoping document

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Three year plan
As preesented at  the General Meeting, this  is our working document. Like all working documents it will evolve.
Three year plan

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