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By childshill, Jan 23 2017 10:30AM

Beginners’ Gardening Course

10am – 12 noon

Sundays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th May

Old Kenton Lane Allotments, Old Kenton Lane, Kingsbury, London NW9 9ND

Starting gardening from scratch and need advice and guidance? Just got an allotment and want to learn more? Or are you a gardener but still have gaps in your knowledge? Then this FREE course might

be just what you are looking for.

Our tutor will take you through all the basics, using the allotment site and greenhouse for practical demonstrations. Topics covered will include soil structure and testing, composting, tree pruning, pests

and diseases and mulching. Don’t be shy – we are friendly and helpful, and love answering your questions.

This is a free course provided by the Old Kenton Lane Allotments Association.

Places limited to 20 people. First come first served. To book your place phone Viv Williamson on 07722581133 or email on

By childshill, Oct 24 2016 03:28PM

We had a committee meeting yesterday (23 October) and there are several items for your information:

1. The Euroloo will go at the end of this week

2. The water will be turned off in mid November

3. The next plot inspection will be on 16 November

4. The rent demands for 2017 go out at the end of November

5. The shop will close during December and January – actual dates will be posted on the door/notice boards


The most important item – we will need a new shop keeper next year as Deborah who has done such a great job wants to give up.

So if you fancy being a shop keeper please let know asap so that there can be a comprehensive changeover period.


CHAS committee

By childshill, Jul 25 2016 09:43AM

We have found 2 sets of keys onsite and if you are the owner, please contact the CHAS shop during opening hours (Sundays) to recllaim your keys.

By childshill, Feb 23 2016 08:53AM

Barnet Allotment Federation have arranged a day trip to RHS Wisley, one of the great gardens of the world, with many model gardens giving design and cultivation ideas. The visit will be on 19 March when there is the Spring Plant Fair, where you can buy from specialist growers and nurseries.

Trip costs are £18 per person, covering coach travel and entrance. It is open to plot-holders, friends and family. To book your place send a deposit of £10 per person by 3 March (cheque only, made payable to Barnet Allotment Federation) to Mrs Burgin, 15 Burlington Rise, East Barnet, Herts, EN4 8NH. The remaining cost is payable on the day.

Departure will be at 9.30am from North Finchley on 19 March, returning around 5pm. Along with your cheque, please provide your:

* Name

* Allotment site

* Email address

* Let us know if you have RHS membership (so can enter for free)

Note: if we don’t have enough interest by 3 March we will cancel the trip, let you know and return deposits. Other than that, deposits are non-refundable. If you have any queries please email the Barnet Allotment Federation:


Kirsty Burgin

BAF Vice Chair

By childshill, Feb 17 2016 02:54PM

Child's Hill Allotment Society

Annual General Meeting 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the society will be held on Sunday 20 March 2016 at 2pm, in the hall of St Agnes RC Church, 35 Cricklewood Lane, NW2 1HR.

The main business of the meeting will be to receive and discuss the committee’s report on the society’s activities since the last AGM, to discuss and vote on motions submitted by the members and/or the committee, to elect the committee for 2016/2017, to receive the accounts for 2015 and to note the rent and other charges for 2017.

This letter is to notify you of the date of the meeting and to invite you

a) to submit motions for discussion


b) to nominate candidates for election to the committee.

The procedure for submitting motions and nominations are given below. They should be sent to the secretary by Saturday 2 March, via the shop letter box, in person if you see her on site, or by post or hand to 53A Nant Road, NW2 2AL. A nomination form has been emailed to all members and can be requested from

Submission of motions

Our constitution includes the rules for submitting a motion, as follows

• Motions must be sent in writing to the secretary twenty-one clear days before the meeting.

• Each motion must be accompanied by the name, address and signature of the member who is proposing it.

• A member’s request may be accompanied by a statement which shall not exceed 1000 words and this statement will be sent to all tenant members with the notice of the meeting.

Committee election

The committee consists of eight elected and two co-opted members. The members of the committee will appoint a chairman and other officers from among their number. Our constitution includes rules for the election, as follows:

• The chairman of the society shall act as returning officer.

• Tenant members may nominate themselves or other tenant members for election.

• Nominations must be proposed and seconded.

• Nominations must be countersigned by the nominee indicating their willingness to stand

• Nominations must be received in writing by the secretary at least twenty-one clear days before the meeting.

• If there are fewer nominations than vacancies, then all candidates are elected without a ballot.

• If there are more nominations than vacancies, there shall be a secret ballot using ballot papers prepared in advance by the secretary.

• The count shall be conducted by the chairman assisted by a minimum of two scrutineers.

Scrutineers shall be appointed by the meeting and must be neither candidates in the election nor members of the outgoing committee.

The closing date for submission of motions and committee nominations is Saturday 2 March.

The agenda and associated papers will be sent to you about a fortnight before the AGM, so that you will have plenty of time to consider any proposals prior to the meeting.

Felicity Drown, Chairman and Returning Officer 10 February 2015