Tuesday evening saw plot holders from Willoughby Road Allotments head to Boston’s White Hart Hotel for the Annual General Meeting of the Allotment Association.
Following a welcome from chairman Paul Collingwood, with special thanks going to Katie Epton and Gerry Ladds for organising of events on the site, the existing committee members for their continuing support and to Nathan Bryant and the Quinstone UK team for ongoing digital and design support, Paul told the story of the past year and explained the plan looking forward.
Funding applications over the past 12 months have been successful in allowing the association to have community facilities installed, including a cabin with cooking and disabled toilet facilities, disabled access to the community area along with an outdoor all weather surface enabling year round access for all.
Paul went on to highlight the new Edible Academy Project which is to be launched within the next couple of weeks, featuring the installation of a polytunnel on site, and thanked sponsors for their kind support.
The evening continued with a talk by Boston Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Town Centre, Nigel Welton and was followed by the selection of officers and appointments made as follows:
Chair: Robert Stone (replacing Paul Collingwood)
Vice Chair: Mick Bryant (replacing Rob Stone)
Treasurer: Arthur Davey (reelected)
Secretary: Jane Key (reelected)
The Willoughby Road Allotment Association offered their gratitude and thanks to The Coaching Inn Group and the White Hart Hotel for the kind hospitality and finger buffet laid out for the event.
Paul Collingwood, Chairman of Willoughby Road Allotment Association 2014 – 2019 welcomes members to the Association’s Annual General Meeting
Nigel Welton, Portfolio Holder for Town Centre & Deputy-Chair of Boston Town Area Committee addresses members, as guest speaker
Following selection of officers, Paul Collingwood hands the reigns of chairman to Robert Stone