Cripley Meadow Allotments Association

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Cripley Meadow Allotment Association Commitee


Chair Wendy Skinner Smith 

Vice Chair Alex Hollingsworth

Treasurer Sara Jones Secretary Manda Joyce Committee members Emma Delap Sarah Edwards   Jamie Forbes   Keith Holton Jeremy Hyde   Christine Melia   Tia Sedley Phyllis Starkey


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 and plot offers, the web site, newsletters, reports and liaises with OCC. She manages our mowing and compost turning, organises site work and working parties. She is chair of ODFAA.


Alex is a trustee and vice chair. He became a trustee in 2016, Vice Chair in 2015, a committee member in 2007 and a member in 2006 on Plots 81/82. He attends working parties and helps with our stall at the Jericho Street Fair.


Sara became a trustee in 2016 and Treasurer in 2015. She became a member in 2014 on Plot 71 which needed reclamation and is making progress in reclaiming a difficult plot. She manages our finances, organise subscriptions and renewals, keeps WP attendance record. Contact Sara Jones After 4 years Sara wants a change of responsibility but will stay as treasurer to help induct a new one.


Manda was elected to the committee in 2017 after becoming a member in 2016 on Plot 72. Manda became our secretary in 2018. She manages our agenda, minutes, correspondence and the membership database and members keys. She sends out the newsletter via mail chimp. She wrote our Good Waste Guide, developed our GDPR policy and wrote the 2018 Annual report. She is revising our web site. The new version will go live later this year.


Jeremy became, a committee member in 2010 and a member in 2006 on Plot 91. He manages the shed area and is responsible for updating our health and safety information. In 2016 he project managed our badger fence project.  Jeremy works for the committee for one day a month doing site work. He does working parties and audits. As part of his monthly contractor  work he has installed our water butts, fire bin, petrol container and he built the BBQ on the Green.

Jamie became a member in 2006 on Plot 63 and a committee member in 2007. He does working parties, builds and maintains our notice boards and organises machinery repair and petrol. He is the central figure in all Cripley Meadow events, supplying and managing the food, drink and barbecue.


Sarah became a member in 2012 on Plot 120 and was elected to the committee 2014. Sarah manages our trading and is responsible for the buying and delivery of products. She reports to the committee monthly. She manages shop opening times with a small team.


Emma was elected as a committee member in 2015. She became a plot holder on Plot 1a in 2013. Emma is our new lead on audit matters and is organising the competition entries and Jericho Fair stall. She does working parties, organises our machinery safety paperwork, committee keys, deliveries and shed and member permissions for shed, structures, trees.


Keith joined the committee in 2015 having been a plotholder since 1980 on plots 130/131. He has seen many changes on Cripley Meadow and his inclusion means the committee will span 5 decades. He does working parties and deliveries and organises our skip deliveries. Keith hosts our committee meetings


Christine became a member on Plot 5a in 2015 having applied for a plot as an interested beekeeper. We no longer had an active hive on site and she quickly established the bees and donated delicious Cripley Meadow honey to our stall at the Jericho Fair. She and Barry have been active in working parties and she was elected as a committee member at the 2019 AGM. She is working on our asset maintenance plan.


Tia took plot 32 in 2017 when the plot was covered as it had been under used for some years and perennial nettle and bramble had overtaken the back of the plot. Tia spent time organising the structure and has begun the exciting challenge of growing and harvesting. She was elected as a committee member at the 2019 AGM and has already covered a shop duty and is managing our noticeboards.


Phyllis took plot sf7 early in 2018 when it was partly covered. Our records show that Phyllis had plot 10 on Cripley Meadow in the early 1980s . Her present plot is now well stocked and she has replaced the plastic cover with green manure. She was elected as a committee member at the 2019 AGM. Phyliss has a keen eye for detail and has proposed a code of conduct to add to our constitution when next amended.


Rodney is on Plot 40 and is co-opted to help with orchards and projects. He is working on installing a solar powered drip feed for site water butts.


Anna Benn is co-opted to help with pruning the espaliers .

Richard is on Plot 15/16 and is co-opted for site spraying. He is also one of a team of members who help fill communal water butts when we have droughts.