Sadly, due to the virus, we had to cancel this year’s AGM.
In order that BHAF can continue to function in a legitimate way, we are sending out the key information we usually provide at the AGM below.
We propose that the accounts, along with the committee nominations for 2020 are accepted on a provisional basis until we are able to return to the normal AGM cycle. Let us know if you have any questions or objections.
Last year we again suggested that those plot holders who were able to, should consider making a voluntary donation over and above their rent. In doing this they would be supporting those plot holders who would find it hard to manage a large rent rise, which we want to avoid. We have raised nearly £5000 in voluntary donations last year! This is again an outstanding amount, thanks to all those who donated.
There was going to be members’ vote on the BHAF proposal for city wide site rep elections, unfortunately that could not happen. The Allotment Service suspended all site rep elections last year and the old system by which the Council ‘appoint’ site reps at sites has been reverted to. It’s an unsatisfactory situation. Hopefully we can get a representative system later in the year. The Allotment Strategy requires that Site Representatives should be elected if they are to legitimately represent their plot holders.
BHAF members in the Community!
- Migrants and vulnerable people
- Schools outreach
Contact: Jo Watson, Site Rep.
- Supporting food security
Weald Community Fridge is a new project, combining ‘growing your own’ with preventing food waste to support people in food poverty and encourage healthy eating and community food sharing.
Grow a row for the real Junk Food Project
The Real Junk Food Project (RJFP) runs cafes across Brighton using surplus food to create delicious, nutritious meals. The cafes are open to all and operate on a pay-as-you-feel basis. They help combat loneliness and provide training opportunities for volunteers. The cafes are currently suspended but they are still operating ‘Take out’ meal services at some locations.
You will need to take the produce to one of their café or take out locations – find your nearest one on the RJFP website here; http://www.realjunkfoodbrighton.co.uk/locations/
For further information please call 01273 234 810.
Here is a flyer that can be printed
- Metal box store – Walpole Road £427
- Notice Board – Racehill Farm £192
- Materials for shop – St Louie £194
- Concrete base for box – Walpole Road £213
- Community shed – Thompson Road £1297
- New base for manure box – Hoggs Platt £182
- ‘Soup Sunday’ setup inc Community Fridge- Weald £931
BHAF Expenses and Site Rep Expenses
Includes web hosting, email facilities, poster printing and distribution, transport, postage, site rep mobile phone top-ups, printer ink, envelopes
Includes room rentals, meeting supplies
BHAF membership via Council for BHAF Running Costs
Development Top Up
Additional money spent by BHAF on Development Fund projects
BHAF Committee 2020
BHAF would like to thank Jane Griffin and Milda Liuolyte for all their work. They are stepping down due to other commitments. The following have put themselves forward for re-election and new election for 2020.
Proposer: Lucia Manca (Roedale Valley)
Proposer: Pat Dauncey (Keston)
Proposer: Christine Zaniewicka (Keston)
Proposer: Jane Griffin (Whitehawk Hill)
Seconder: Hilary Standing (Keston)
Proposer: Jane Hawkins (Craven Vale)
Seconder: Michelle Lediert (Whitehawk Hill)
Proposer: Rowena Bennett (Windmill Hill)
Proposer: Andrew Amos (Roedale Valley)
Allan is currently taking leave for family reasons but hopes to rejoin later.