Cripley Meadow Allotments Association

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Cripley Meadow Allotment Association Commitee

Wendy became a trustee in 2009, chair in 2005, committee member in 2003 and a member in c. 1976 on Plots 40 and 41, which she shares with Rodney. She does membership tours, offers, web site, newsletters, and annual reports and liaises with OCC. She organises and helps with working parties. She made the Lottery Bid for Cripley Island in 2009. She is N/A from November 2016 to March 2017. She is chair of ODFAA. [email protected]

Alex is Vice Chair. He became Vice Chair in 2015, a committee member in 2007 and a member in 2006 on Plots 81/82. He is our lead on audit matters, including letters and managing the audit process. He attends working parties and advises the committee on council matters. He helps with our stall at the Jericho Street Fair. He will chair during Wendy’s absence. [email protected]

Sara Jones became treasurer in 2015 after 6 months of working with the previous one. She became a member in 2014 on Plot 71 which needed reclamation and is making good progress in reclaiming a difficult plot. She helps with trading and was co-opted in June 2014 to work with Alison Campbell as assistant treasurer. She keeps the membership database and organise subscriptions, keys, attendance record for WPs, and all invoices. Contact Sara Jones [email protected].

VACANCY FOR SECRETARY. Please be in touch with Wendy if you can help Claire stepped down as secretary from the end of October 2016 as agreed at the 2016 AGM. We have not as yet found a replacement and this work is best done with some prior experience of the committee’s work. Until we find a replacement and allow for some committee experience her work is being picked up by other committee members. She will remain a member on Plot 48b and is for the time being a trustee. For the remainder of this year- Sarah will do meeting agendas and minutes, Sara will do keys, Emma will do member delivery booking, AGM arrangements, tree and shed applications, Keith will do skip deliveries and Alex audit correspondence.

Jeremy became island manager in 2011, a committee member in 2010 and a member in 2006 on Plot 91. He manages the island and shed area. This year he has paid employment managing our badger fence project. Members should contact him first if they wish to use any of the recycled materials by the shed. This often already has a planned use. See him too if you want willow whips for poles or hurdles. Members can hire him for their own allotment projects. He does working parties and audits. JeremyHyde @myphone.coop

Richard became a committee member in 2011 and a member in 2010 on Plot 15/16 with Jean. He helps with plot and site maintenance and is in charge of our spraying programme. He contributes to working parties and the committee pay him an hourly rate for spraying. You can contact him for plot to ask for paid plot work on [email protected] 07940830228. Richard won the ODFAA /OCC over 70s cup for best allotment in 2013.

Annalisa became a committee member in 2013 and a member in 2012 on Plot 61B. Although new to allotment gardening she quickly reclaimed a plot to one of the highest standard. Her Italian/Brussels background means she often helps newcomers feel at home. She helps with working parties, manages the record sheets for the audit team. She works with Sarah on audit follow ups. [email protected]

Sarah Edwards was co-opted to the committee member in 2013. She was elected to the committee in 2014 and became a member in 2012 on Plot 120. Sarah manages our trading and is responsible for buying and delivery of products. She reports to the committee monthly. She manages shop opening times with a small team. She works with Annalisa on audit follow ups and temporarily does the committee agenda/minutes. [email protected]

Emma Delap was elected as a committee member in 2015. Emma became a plotholder in 2013 when she took on plot 1AB, half of which had been worked, the other not! She has worked steadily to bring them back to good use and has tamed a previously wild headland. Emma helps in the trading team, does working parties, has responsibility for maintaining the notice boards and will temporarily take on some arrangements for the AGM.

Emilie Clauzier became a member is 2015 and has worked wonders in transforming Plot 97. With Killian the plot came second in the Under 30’s class of the 2015 city allotment competition and first in the 2016 competition. Emilie lives in Castle Mill and has helped the committee in consultations with the university.

Anna Benn joined as a member in October 2014 and was elected to the committee in 2015.  She has worked with Bel and Miranda in transforming the organisation and productivity of plots 144 and 145. They won Highly Commended Certificates in the 2015/2016 city allotment competition.

Rodney Smith was co-opted in June 2015 to help with orchard management. He produced a map of the Castle Mill Orchard and is revising the Cripley Island Orchard map. He is working on re- claiming some Cripley orchard trees where the roots have been washed out, installing strimmer guards asap and re staking.

Francesco was co-opted in April 2016 to help with site clearance. He had cleared and brought back into cultivation two plots since he joined us in 2015.

He is a great worker and very efficiently clears plots. He has reclaimed plots 101, 104 and 105 and is working is working on 52/53.

Killian was co-opted in September 2016 to help with site clearance. He had cleared and his plot brought back into cultivation since he joined us in early 2015. He and Emilie won the under 35s Best plot in the 2016 competition. He and Emilie cleared plot 97.. a remarkable feat!