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Puriton Allotment Association

The Chairman of the Association is Mel Evans who can be contacted via the email:

2016 AGM

At the AGM on 17 October, the chairman of Puriton Allotment Association, Mel Evans, was pleased to confirm that the association’s tenancy on the field in Waterloo has been extended for a further five years.

Mel also reported on achievements over the past year, including the completion of the picnic area, the first barbeque (which was a great success), and the Association’s bid for a Prince’s Trust Award. This bid was, alas, unsuccessful, but we did reach the last five. Mel and Charmaine also put on an impressive display in the church for the Songs of Praise held to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Quite a few members submitted entries at Puriton Flower Show in August, and for the first time a special Allotment Trophy was up for grabs, presented to the allotment holder achieving the most points in the produce section. The cup was won jointly by Annette Scott and Colin Foy. Our landlord, Mr Richard House, presented the cup to Colin as Annette was unable to attend.

Mel reported on the competition among pupils of Puriton Primary School to design a new logo for the Association’s newsletter. The winner was Ophelia Curd who was presented with a gift voucher.
On a more negative note, concerns were expressed about suspected pilfering of produce, and it was agreed to seek the advice of the local PCSO regarding security measures, including CCTV.

Special thanks were given to retiring committee members Dave and Jo Le Neve-Foster who have served on the committee since the beginning and put so much work into the Association’s grant applications.
The new committee members are: Mel Evans (Chairman), Steve Cook (Vice Chairman), Colin Foy (Treasurer), Jo Carpenter (Secretary), Brian Wood and Mike Parker.

Plots become vacant from time to time, and anyone who is interested can email or phone Mel on 684254.



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