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Title: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on July 15, 2008, 20:03:49
Any A 4 A members got a plot in G.Y. or Gorleston?
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Patrick King on July 16, 2008, 21:00:17
I dont think theres many of us tony  :(  me, you and ivorjen thats about it i think.
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on July 16, 2008, 21:36:25
I'd better get some posters up on the gates, then!! ;)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: mcgillnorfolk on July 26, 2008, 19:20:19
Just posted on the "where is your Allotment site".  My dad and I are on the site off Western Road (we're usually with the Collie). 

Does anyone know when committee meetings are held?  I naively thought we'd be notified of any meetings but to date (other than the AGM meeting last year) we have heard nothing.
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: spudking on July 27, 2008, 17:23:05
I have a plot on Freemantle Rd I back on to the racecourse good on race days
you dont get much work done though ;D

PS there is a web address on all our gates for allotments4all.
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on July 28, 2008, 08:12:58
I keep putting the A4A web address on the gates, someone keeps removing them!! Please spread the word! thanks, Tony ;)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: ivorjen on July 29, 2008, 12:38:16
  ;D  Hi Tonybloke,
I'm on crab Lane as you now I'll spread the A 4 A word  the sign was still on the gate yesterday.

I reckon that the only reason the signs are being taken down is that someone doesn't like the idea that people may start talking to each other.  I FIND THAT A BIT SAD. The allotment site you are on should be a community that usually means talking to each other.

Communication brings out the best in a group and I believe we all deserve the best.
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Mr Smith on July 29, 2008, 15:01:29
   We have a couple of allotmentiers from my neck of the woods  on this site which is LE13 but they don't seem to like to make contact with folk that don't have web feet :)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on July 30, 2008, 14:32:39
AGM to be held on 29th August 7.30.p.m. Kings Centre, Queen Annes Road (nr simpsons/vets) rgds, Tony ;)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Patrick King on July 30, 2008, 18:40:09
they are on the gate at our allotment. for now.
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: mcgillnorfolk on August 06, 2008, 15:36:47
Anyone know who we contact to get copies of the agenda for this meeting and the notes of last years meeting? I'm asking as I am sure that our site secretary will not pass this information on.

I'll also post a notice up on our site with the date, time and place of the AGM.

Cheers.

Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on August 06, 2008, 18:18:30
the agenda should be displayed on your site?I'll post an image of our message.
rgds, tony
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on August 06, 2008, 18:30:52
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Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: ivorjen on August 29, 2008, 23:59:44
The AGM was a a bit of a shock I think for a few! 
Very good turnout but I have seen better organised meetings in my son's school run by students
(he is Seven & at John Grants Special School)

I cannot agree with the way the treasurer was slipped back into his treasury position without the option for an alternative, when the ballot paper said the vote was for secretary/treasurer I would assume that the people who voted, voted the current treasurer out as he lost the ballot!

Well done Tonybloke for getting on the committee!

Perhaps things will change
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: mcgillnorfolk on August 30, 2008, 00:21:07
My father and I left after about an hour - I was the one who spoke to the top table before I left.  I made the point that it would be impossible to agree the minutes of this AGM as we couldn't hear what was going on and there would therefore be arguments over what was actually raised and agreed.  I also suggested that future meetings were more structured and controlled with people having access to roving microphones so that we could all hear the comments being raised.

What was the point of asking people to vote for a treasurer/secretary if they just ignored the majority view??





Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: ivorjen on August 30, 2008, 00:29:30
the vote was for secretary/treasurer but the winner had already said she only wanted the secretary part not the treasure so the ballot should have been for secretary only & the treasure should have been advertised to the rest of the voters & another ballot.

But all said we have some new members on the committee now so all is looking brighter for the future
I will see what the future holds
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on August 30, 2008, 08:38:55
the meeting reflected their management skills admirably! In the future meetings will be well structured, informative, democratic and a bit more enjoyable.
Thanks to everybody for turning up, and especially those who voted me on to the committee!
rgds, Tony
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Patrick King on August 30, 2008, 09:00:30
Yes it was a laugh, seeing how they done the meeting. Shame he still the treasurer! was true what the man said about the cheque book tho, needing Two signatures.
tony can you remember who got voted for crablane?

Again congratulations Tony.
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on August 30, 2008, 12:38:47
Ronnie Huggins and Ray Johnson got elected for crab lane site. Thanks for your support, mate!
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Patrick King on August 30, 2008, 17:36:18
so ronnie is secertary and ray on commity?
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on August 30, 2008, 17:39:24
ron is site secretary, and they are both on the management committee.
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: TerryW on August 30, 2008, 23:06:42
Attended the meeting last night, couldn't quite believe what happened. I can't say I have never seen anything like it because I was at the last fiasco at the race course.  How did they manage to push the treasurer through?  It was obviously prearranged as they knew the lady did not want this post in advance and hadn't publicised the position to get nominees.  They had no right to put somebody in there and then, they should have had another meeting and put it on the agenda for a democratic vote.

I was also disgusted at the way the young lady from Cobholm was treated by the meeting's Chairman.  After waiting patiently to make her point he rudely ignored her and started speaking to someone on the other side of the room.  When she approached the platform, understandably annoyed at his reaction, he proceeded to shout at her. 

I'm on my soapbox now.

So why are we giving someone 1000 !!!!!!!!. I should be so lucky.  What happened to the days of retirement clocks, or even a new spade.  The people in Cobholm haven't even got a water pipe and we're giving away 1000, I hasten to add my allotment is not in Cobholm.

Despite all that Congratulations Tony, it's time to do your stuff!

 
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Bean_Queen on August 31, 2008, 14:22:20
Hi
I'm on Long Lane ** whispers **

I couldn't attend the meeting, as I thought it was in Gt Yarmouth, and I was at a function in Gorleston at the time.
Tony says it was, um, an experience.

I had an allotment in Lowestoft for several years. Our site rep was very good, and meetings were always properly run with Agendas, Timed questions (so people don't go off topic) etc.

Personally, I don't want to get involved with site politics at the moment ... not enough time or energy. Maybe next year, after I've dug out all me blummin brambles.
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tinks2100 on September 16, 2008, 19:25:41
I saw a poster on an allotment gate this morning while walking my dog, on suffolk road near simpsons, thought i'd have a look, gald i did now  ;D
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: cornykev on September 17, 2008, 19:06:48
Are there any allotments near Gt Yarmouth Stn or Vauxhall Holiday park as I will be up there on the 26th and 27th.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: vegieguy on April 14, 2009, 07:53:32
hi is there anybody who has an allotment at the back of tesco near the scrap yard as i have
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on April 16, 2009, 19:49:21
Is that you, Mac?
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: saddad on April 16, 2009, 20:18:13
Hi Tinks and Veggieguy/?Mac... Welcome to A4A. Did you take one Tinks? With no waiting list?  :)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: rab on April 28, 2009, 19:26:28
hi does anybody no of ny empty plots anywhere or gorlesto/ bradwell area?
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on April 28, 2009, 19:34:16
pm sent
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: rab on April 28, 2009, 19:57:09
thanks whens best to call
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on April 28, 2009, 22:23:46
early evening
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: kymrob on June 07, 2009, 17:58:55
hiya
   my husband and i are waiting for an allotment on the  beccles rd site green lane end in bradwell.
been on the waiting list for few months now, do anyone here know how long waiting list is? bet we will be waiting years!! cant wait so excited!
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on June 07, 2009, 18:58:31
that site is run by bradwell parish council (j.caborn is the chap to spk to)
I think they have some vacant plots on the clay lane site (on end of green lane playing field)
rgds, Tony
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: kymrob on June 07, 2009, 19:49:25
yes we went through him to have our name put on the waiting list!
dont want a plot on the clay lane as we live very close to the beccles rd
 one !
we where just wondering if anyone know how many on waiting list, i hate
keep pestering mr caborn!
thanks
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on June 07, 2009, 20:25:31
I'm the general sec for GY, and expect to be pestered by folk wanting a plot on our sites!! pester Jeremy, he might forget you want one!! ;)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: kymrob on June 19, 2009, 19:37:26
yep found out we are 7th on the waiting list  :'( got a feeling its gonna be years!!
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on June 21, 2009, 16:52:32
I spoke with jeremy yesterday, all his sites are full, for the first time that he can remember.
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: kymrob on June 21, 2009, 19:02:07
we just have to wait!! if its worth having its worth waiting!!
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: madmonk on July 01, 2009, 12:29:16
do anyone know who on the committee on the fremantle allotment as i just got allotment down their and i have not had a recipt or sign a lease
please if you know what the name please can you tell me so can i have a word
thanks
madmonk :-X
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: saddad on July 01, 2009, 12:54:06
7th's not bad Kymrob...
Welcome to A4A  :)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: wolfie on July 01, 2009, 12:57:33
hi tony don't forget me at crab lane lol ;D
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on July 02, 2009, 18:11:44
do anyone know who on the committee on the fremantle allotment as i just got allotment down their and i have not had a recipt or sign a lease
please if you know what the name please can you tell me so can i have a word
thanks
madmonk :-X
how did you get a plot without meeting the secretary?
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: vegieguy on July 25, 2009, 17:50:02
is anyone on the waiting list for an allotment at the back of tesco in cobholm (P.S I am not "mac")
and i think that not having water on the allotments is pathetic.
S
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on July 26, 2009, 22:32:46
hello vegieguy, are you wishing to be put on the waiting list for a plot?

Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: kymrob on October 17, 2009, 16:05:52
now 6th on the list ::)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on October 17, 2009, 18:59:03
which list? we have 14 sites, which one (s) lists are you on?
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: kymrob on October 18, 2009, 09:22:47
bradwell
 the site on beccles rd but green lane end!
it very close to our  house and we have no car so we are willing to wait!
but cant so keen to have ago cant wait!
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on October 18, 2009, 09:27:40
that site is run by the bradwell parish council, it is not one of our sites.  ;)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Asterix on November 07, 2009, 23:21:47
Could someone tell me when and where the next allotment meeting is i have a double plot on the western road allotments and would like to get more involved!!
Thank You
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on November 08, 2009, 08:35:22
We are having a secretaries meeting on monday evening, and a management committee meeting on tuesday evening. Do you have a site committee? (mary morgan is your site secretary and also your management representative)
rgds, Tony, (gen sec)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Asterix on November 08, 2009, 14:29:15
Are these meetings open to all or just the site secretaries?
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on November 08, 2009, 14:56:53
These are meetings for just secretaries on monday, and just committee members on tuesday. how long have you had your plots on western rd? did you attend the AGM?
do you have a site committee on that site? is mary elected as secretary /committee member by your site plot-holders?
sorry for all the questions!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Asterix on November 08, 2009, 15:20:07
well the guy who's name the allotment is in has had it a few years i just run it cos his health doesn't allow him to do too much. And yes she is the elected secretary and i have not attended any meetings I've only just become aware that there are meetings and because i am the main person who works on our plot thought it would be a good idea to get involved.
If i cant go to these meetings how can i make it so that i can?
Thank You!
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Asterix on November 08, 2009, 17:21:26
Also are you able to keep chickens on the plot that i am on (western road)?
Thank You
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on November 09, 2009, 08:05:21
Only plot-holders can be elected to any positions in our association. As you are not even the registered plot-holder you cannot have a say in the running of the association.I'll see mary tonight, and make some enquiries on your behalf.
rgds, Tony
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Asterix on November 10, 2009, 01:42:22
Is it possible for me to be added as a registered plot holder if the current plot holder approves it?
ThankYou

P.S sorry for all the questions i'm rather passionate lol
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on November 10, 2009, 07:12:30
you need to have a word with Mary Morgan, site secretary about that. ;)
Title: Re: animal neglect on freemantle
Post by: root stomper on December 26, 2009, 22:34:10
hi i,ve only been on freemantle site for 6 months or so, but can someone please tell me why People can have chickens, but only come down only once a week to feed  them, the other day we had a hard frost and all their water was frozen for 3 days and there was no food in their hut (there is a knot hole in the shed to look into see if the feed hopper is full ) or enclosure.  i know the RSPCA have been informed but nothing seems to be happening, HOW long do we put up with seeing these birds suffer
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on December 26, 2009, 22:41:14
have you had a word with Arthur Nichols or John Howard? (secretary and committee member)
I'll give them a bell in the morning
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: root stomper on December 29, 2009, 21:11:55
thanks once again for your fast reply and we are all counting down the days to 01/01/2010 will he or wont he obay ???????
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: sharonmld on January 01, 2010, 13:10:34
Hi all, i'm new on here...I have an allotment in Yarmouth (Lawn Avenue)...2009 was a slow year on the plot with lots of personal and work changes making it hard to get down there much but was chuffed to be eating jam and chutney on christmas day made with my own produce, also broad beans from the freezer and spuds from the shed....looking forward to a more organised and productive 2010...very excited about getting down there over this weekend to start planning for whats going where, get some digging done and start sorting my seeds and looking through seed catalogues!!! :)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: manicscousers on January 01, 2010, 13:44:31
Hiya, Sharonmld..nowhere near you but welcome to a4a  ;D
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on January 01, 2010, 13:58:12
Wotcha! and welcome to the boards ;)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: suzyegglet on January 06, 2010, 23:58:12
Hello Sharon and Tony, just thought i would say hello!,  I am Sue the secretary from Tar Works Road West. All the best for 2010  :)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: sharonmld on January 07, 2010, 11:07:36
Yey, Hi Sue, I thought you must be on here somewhere!
Not impressed with all this snow, theres only so much seed sorting and planning that can be done....I wanna get my hands dirty now!!!!
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on January 07, 2010, 11:53:29
Hello Sharon and Tony, just thought i would say hello!,  I am Sue the secretary from Tar Works Road West. All the best for 2010  :)
welcome to the forum, sue!! :)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Asterix on March 24, 2010, 17:42:07
Does anyone have a contact number for Mary Morgan?
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on March 24, 2010, 21:03:01
pm sent
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on June 01, 2010, 22:30:58
Well, our association has agreed at a Special General Meeting to adopt a new set of rules of association. Thanks to Both Bryn Pugh from NSALG and Philip Hoste-Davies  from NorSalg for attending.

Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on February 28, 2011, 17:15:06
New locks to be fitted tomorrow on site gates, those who ain't paid their rent won't be getting in!!
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: cornykev on February 28, 2011, 17:20:50
I love it when Tone is all rough and ready.  ;)
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: tonybloke on March 22, 2011, 08:23:35
6 sheds and 4 greenhouses destroyed by fire on Sunday night ( 4 a.m. monday) on the Woodfarm site.
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Ben Acre on May 16, 2011, 16:07:46
Hello I live in North Suffolk but exhibit at your shows in the autumn.
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: LeonBarker on December 27, 2016, 17:13:27
Hi I am new on here. Does anybody know of any empty allotment plots in Great Yarmouth by (Lawn Avenue) area? And who I should contact please because I have been wanting to start one up for a while now.
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: Digeroo on December 27, 2016, 19:24:41
Welcome to A4A.

Looks like Tonybloke as not been on board for quite a while.

Have you tried
https://www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/article/2202/Allotments
Gives an email address
Title: Re: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Allotment Association
Post by: norfolkgrey on April 11, 2019, 07:47:52
We have just acquired a plot on Tar Works Road East. Busy digging out couch grass roots and doing runs to the tip with rubbish and lots of roots. Have so far managed to get a few rows of early potatoes in. Now working on weeding a brassica bed and carrot bed.