Scott Golding

We announced on Sunday 24th April that our chairman ‘Scott Golding’ lost his life after a short illness, which has absolutely devastated the committee and has left a huge hole in our hearts.

Scott our chairman and dear friend has been involved with the allotments at Reading Road for over 50 years, with Scott’s dad (Ernst) originally having an allotment and it was inevitable that his son Scott would soon follow his footsteps with his own plots for 40+ years.

Scott became more involved with the allotments and eventually took on the role as chairman, running the committee for over 10+ years.  Scott was an inspiration to many tenants and committee members with many achievements over his time as Chairman, one of those achievements was starting the Launchpad project at the site which has now grown in strength and enjoys corporates coming onto the site and the produce going to Readifood Bank.

Scott was always on hand to support and advise the new and older tenants with questions, hints and tips or just stopping for a catch up and seeing how everyone was, having that cheeky way to make you feel guilty if you couldn’t help with allotment events.

Scott always had a knack of getting things done e.g., the roads around the site and last year Scott managed to get the biggest turnout ever and the job was completed in record time.

The committee as I am sure a lot of the Tenants who knew him will sadly miss Scott but sending all our love and thoughts to his family.

Scott’s funeral will be held at Easthampton Park Crematorium (RG40 3DW), Braccan Chapel on Thursday 19th May at 14:30pm. This will be followed by a gathering at The Three Tuns Pubs (RG6 1LT) from 16:00 onwards.

Scott was cared for by the exceptional team at Sue Ryder in his final days and the family would love donations to go to their wonderful team. 

Please donate at scottgolding.muchloved.com

Plot Inspections to re-start in May 2022

Plot Inspections are carried out by the Committee on behalf of the Woodley Town Council (WTC).

Although basic criteria for Plot Inspections are set out in the 2022 Tenancy Agreement, the Committee and WTC jointly published a Welcome Pack which also contained details about Plot Inspections.

After receiving a number of requests from Tenants, the Plot Inspections section of the Welcome Pack has been separated out into a stand-alone document . This was first made available to Tenants at the recently held AGM in April.

It will also be published separately through the mailing list, a copy will be placed on the main gate notice board with other copies placed in the box attached to the notice board and copies hand-delivered to a number of tenants who are not on the Internet.

If you would like to download your own copy today, you can do this by clicking on the image below.

Scott Golding

It is with great sadness that the Committee has to announce that our Chairman Scott Golding has passed away after a short illness.

The committee will communicate more information at our upcoming AGM. On behalf of all tenants we send his family our deepest condolences at this sad time.

Date for your Calendar – Friday 15th April 2022 – Read on!

Our Allotments Association have had a long lasting relationship with the Huntley & Palmers Allotments Association based at the Culver Lane Allotments site and tenants have been able to purchase many of their on-site shop products using their ‘Trading Shed’ low-cost membership together with the annual H & P Price Lists, published for your convenience in our Special Bulletins.

The Trading Shed

Now, in a first for our Association and in a joint venture, we are going to stage a Pop-Up shop on the Reading Road site. Huntley & Palmers ‘Trading Shed’ has offered to bring many of their shop products to our site for you to purchase and they will also be able to take orders for anything that they don’t have with them on the day.

The date for your calendar is Friday 15th April 2022 from 10am till 12.30pm. The Pop-Up shop will be located outside the Launchpad poly-tunnel at the bottom of Jersey Knoll (Rows J-K).

We expect this to be the first of a number of events we are looking to stage this year so please come along and support this innovative event.

April Newsletter Published

We have just published the March Newsletter using our new mailing list.

We also continue to hand-deliver paper copies to plot holders who do not have an Internet connection as well as posting on the Official Facebook Group page and on the Notice Board by the main gate.

We encourage all Tenants to ‘Opt-In‘ to our new mailing list to receive their copies of the Monthly Newsletter by email.

You can download your copy of the April Newsletter by clinking on the image below.

Welcome Pack – 2022 Published

We are pleased to announce the publication of the 2022 Welcome Pack.

Jointly produced by the Allotment Committee and Woodley Town Council (WTC) this document contains lots of valuable tips and information not only for new allotment holders, but also for all tenants who may be looking for some fresh tips/advice to assist them with their existing plots.

The document also contains information with regards to Plot Inspections which the Allotment Committee carries out on behalf of WTC as part of their 2022 Tenancy Agreement with all plot holders.

You can download your own copy of the 2022 Welcome Pack by clicking on the image below.

March Newsletter Published

We have just published the March Newsletter using our new mailing list.

We also continue to hand-deliver paper copies to plot holders who do not have an Internet connection as well as posting on the Official Facebook Group page and on the Notice Board by the main gate.

We encourage all Tenants to ‘Opt-In‘ to our new mailing list to receive their copies of the Monthly Newsletter by email.

You can download your copy of the March Newsletter by clinking on the image below.