Harborne Hill Allotments News

Harborne Hill Allotments Update September 2021

We have some very colourful plots, this morning we had a large turnout of plot holders no doubt the sunshine had something to do with it.

Shop – the Shop has remained well stocked and Japanese Onions should be in stock in the next couple of weeks. Orders are being taken for Seed Potatoes for delivery in February.

Water Usage – this year so far, we have a high usage of water, the highest ever. There has been a regular check of the Water Meter and it does appear to be genuine usage rather than leakage. Please report any plumbing problems.

Rent Collecting - rents will be taken as soon as we have the Rent Roll from the Council which should occur in the third week of this Month. Rents can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or cash, and should be paid by the end of October.

Allotment Management Agreement – a 5 year Management Agreement with the Council expired in 2019. This Agreement outlined the responsibilities of the Allotment Associations and of the Council. The Council has suggested a few changes, this was done without any consultation so there are now somewhat late in the day discussions.

Committee Meetings and AGM – non so far this year, Committee Members have kept in contact with each other.

Driverless car – a car without a driver tried to gain access to Andy Taylor’s plot this lunchtime, our fence was protected by a “No Waiting at any time” sign. The car presumably rolled down Norfolk Road. Pity the sign was there, we could have had a new fence.

AG 07/09/2021

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