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Resignation Letter from Nick Lord

Letter from Nick Lord, Chairman, Hawkinge Allotment Society
25th Sept 2015

During the last 8 months in my role as Chairman, I have given up a lot of my own time to the post, much more than I envisaged when I first took on the role in February. For this reason and because of other interests that I wish to pursue, I feel I am unable to give my full commitment to the position, and therefore after the AGM in January 2016 I will have to vacate the post. Therefore, please accept this letter as due notice of my resignation from that date.

I inherited the role of Chair from Ray Ashdown at the last AGM and prior to that Ray and the Committee had gone through the tasks that were performed by the Chairman and some of them were designated to other members of the committee to lighten the load on the Chair. This has proved very successful, however there is still a lot of work that the Chairman does that could be shared if there were people prepared to help out. At the Committee meeting earlier this week, when I made known my intentions to them, it was thought that the appointment of a Vice-Chair would ease some of the committee work and also a new position of a Webmaster who would take the responsibility of maintaining and posting information on the Society’s website. This latter position need not necessarily be a committee member, just a member of the Society who has a particular skill in IT. Currently, none of the existing committee members feel they can commit to any of these roles with the possible exception of Vice-Chair.

At the committee meeting on Tuesday it was decided that we would hold an open meeting for members who would be interested in filling one of these posts, Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Webmaster at 7:00pm on Tuesday 24th November 2015 at Doug Martin’s house. If you would like to come to the meeting to hear about how you can step into one of these important roles please let me know.

Nick Lord
Tel 01303 892732
Mob 07890 328367



Judging of the Plots

Please be aware that the judging of plots for our competitions is now very imminent. This will of course necessitate the judges entering individual plots and inspecting  the produce etc. A detailed judging criteria document  is available in the ‘competitions’ section of this web site for members information.

Coffee Morning Next Sunday

A reminder that this coming Sunday 3rd May our Club House will again be open in the morning for Teas and Coffees etc. There are showers forecast over Hawkinge during the morning so perhaps take cover with a hot brew in the club house.

ps Good Lord its nearly May ! So watch out for our new web site cover picture later this week. Submitted by the Mr Lord himself.

Update 1st May – It’s here and our cover picture has now been changed, lets hope everyone’s ‘caulie’s’ look this good this year.

Seasons Greetings – Into 2015

After another very successful year for the Hawkinge Allotment Society and as year end approaches very soon, on behalf of the HAS Committee, we wish all our members, friends and visitors a very Happy Christmas…. Looking forward into 2015 we do hope  you all have a prosperous year and a fruitful time on your allotments. 
In preparation for our AGM in January the agenda is now attached here :AGM-Agenda-2015pdf  As a reminder, the AGM agenda will additionally be posted through  all members doors in early January.
Best Wishes & Seasons Greetings – Cheers


Shop and Site News

You will pleased to hear that one of our compost bays will be uncovered during this week – so some well rotted  horse muck will be available by next weekend. Note: We took the decision to delay the uncovering this year as the sycamore above the bay was still shedding its seeds, we hope members understand.
Additionally our shop informs us that they currently have a Water Butt for sale. The price is just £10 and includes free delivery, but not installation! First member to make a comment to this post will secure the sale.  (Cash to Eileen please.) Tip – get it now and let it fill up ready for the spring.