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.
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.
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.
Allotment Plot A30 – Sport in Mind Charity activity morning for children. Sunday 13th February 2022
Although the Committee were not consulted about this and have yet to be officially informed by the Sport in Mind charity, the Committee has recently been made aware that the charity has independently arranged an activity morning for children from 10am -12noon at the Reading Road allotment site on the Sport in Mind allotment Plot – A30 this Sunday 13th February.
The Committee have been given no details so cannot confirm how many children have been invited, what they will be doing or where they will be going.
We understand they are to be dropped off but we also have no additional information about how parents will access the site and whether this could be an issue for tenants planning to visit their allotment plots.
We therefore ask you to be mindful that there may be children walking around the allotment site and, if you are visiting your allotment plot this Sunday morning, we urge you to keep a watchful eye and stick rigidly to the 5mph speed limits at all times.
If you have any concerns about this event or would like to comment please contact Woodley Town Council on email@example.com
Many thanks to everyone that came to AGM – 2021 last Tuesday, nearly 90 people in attendance, a very good turnout.
Please find below some summary feedback about the meeting. Click on the image and you can download a copy for yourself in case you are not on the mailing list.
Full minutes of the meeting will also be made available in due course.
If you know anyone that is not on the Internet or does not have email, then please let them know that we will be posting this Special Bulletin on the notice board by the main gate.
We do know of around 10 people (to date) who are not able to receive electronic communications from the committee and with that in mind we are now printing copies of all relevant communications and hand delivering these to their respective plots.
The Committee are please to announce the Draft Agenda for the upcoming Woodley Allotments Association at Reading Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 21st September 2021 at The Oakwood Centre, Woodley at 7:30pm.
If you would like Items for discussion to be added to the Agenda or if you would like to stand for election to the Committee, then you need to send that information to the email address mentioned at the bottom of the AGM Draft Agenda.
You can download a copy of the AGM and the Proposed Constitution Changes by clicking on the relevant image below.
We look forward to seeing you all at the AGM on the 21st September.