About Leominster Allotment Association
The LAA has an elected committee who work on behalf of our allotment gardeners. Committee members may be contacted through the contact page or via Leominster Town Council Office at 11 Corn Square, Leominster, Telephone 01568 611734.
The LAA meet bi-monthly, usually at the Town Council Offices in Corn Square. See the calendar page for forthcoming meetings.
The LAA AGM is held in May and is a forum at which the allotment year is reviewed, committee members are elected and seed catalogues are circulated. As with any association we are always looking for new committee members to re-invigorate the team.
In collaboration with the Allotment Site Manager we produce a news letter in January, May and September. Contributions are always welcome, such as your stories about allotment life, topical tips and seasonal recipes.
On the allotment site, near the main gate, there is a glass fronted notice board on which relevant notices are placed. You are invited to add any notices of gardening news and relevance.
Website and Facebook
You are invited to send relevant allotment and gardening related news, life, topical tips and seasonal recipes for use on this website and Facebook Page. This can be through email, post (via Leominster Town Council) or through our Facebook Page.
Aim of The LAA
The aim is to assist all members in the pursuit of gardening as a recreation and to promote health, education and community fellowship. To improve site facilities and to keep public areas tidy.
Objectives of The LAA
- (a) To actively cooperate with groups and organisations with a view to increasing the provision of allotments and improving standards and facilities.
- (b) To establish a working relationship with Leominster Town Council as landlords with the object of improving facilities, carrying out essential landlord maintenance, preparation of allotment gardens for letting, producing publicity about availability of allotments and early consultation on allotment matters e.g. proposed site changes, rent levels and reviewing the tenancy agreement which sets out responsibilities of the landlord and the tenant.
- (c) To administer any distribution service, communal maintenance machinery and equipment, including a seed scheme for members.
- (d) To help new gardeners on the site in whatever way is appropriate including providing where possible introduction to a nearby experienced gardener with the view to special help during early months of tenancy.
- Provides an interface between tenants and the Town Council
- Affiliates all association members to the National Allotment Society (N.A.S) formerly NSALG
- Represents all association members at the quarterly regional meetings of N.A.S
- Insures all association members plots for Public Liability for injuries sustained by any persons on their plots
- Insures the allotment site for Public Liability when holding any social events
- Initiates and participates in developments and projects which aim to improve the allotment site
- Aims to secure funding to enable delivery of project plans
- Organises annual seed orders from Kings Seeds Ltd
- Negotiated discounts of 5% from Hintons and Philpotts for all allotment gardeners on showing allotment card
- Contributes to content of newsletter
- Liaises with Probation Service
- Organises allotment events e.g. open days
Currently the LAA membership fee for 2017/18 remains at £5 per year and can be paid via Leominster Town Council or via one of the Committee Members below.
Committee Members 2017/18
- Gill Murdoch (Chair)
- Christine Conlon (Minutes)
- Steve Gallimore (Treasurer)
- Jane Lacey (Membership Secretary)
- John Braithwaite (Seed Secretary)
- Viv Pearson
- Ian Wilkins
- Bridget Hirschmann
- An informal meeting place
- Shelter from inclement weather
- Focus for horticultural literature
- Setting for demonstration and teaching of practical skills
- Housing first aid kit
- HQ for open days, produce show and seed swaps
- Exchange of information such as newsletters, notices, minutes, site map.
All allotment tenants are invited to take part in any community activities associated with Ginhall Lane Allotments.
The Community Shed (in the centre of the allotment site) is a new amenity for all allotment tenants.
It’s use may be for and not limited to: