BHAF Allotment Forum
January 2015

Dear Allotmenteer,
We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!
Lets hope we're in for a good growing year to come.
It is time for our biannual Allotment Forum, which is next week;
Wednesday 14th January 2015
at Patcham Community Centre, Ladies Mile Road, BN1 8TA
All allotment holders and co workers are invited to attend.
Site Reps are expected to attend as part of their role.
The meeting is in 2 parts; the first half hour, beginning at 6.30pm, is an informal surgery where people have an opportunity to speak to BHAF members or the Council Allotment Officer on a one-to-one basis over a cup of tea.  This allows individual and personal issues to be dealt with more quickly and efficiently. 
The second part of the meeting begins at 7pm and relates to more general and city-wide allotment issues.  If you have a problem/question or an item for the agenda, come and talk to us during the surgery and we will do our best to help.

There is free parking at Patcham Community Centre and on surrounding streets. 
For those travelling by bus, the 5 and 5A buses stop within 2 minutes walk of the centre (The Ladies Mile bus stop). 
Timetable details can be found here:
Meeting Agenda to Include
Progress on The Allotment Strategy including Micro Beds and Admin systems 
Development Fund Applications
Support for forming new Allotment Associations
Save Craven Vale Campaign
Any other business (please either email us with agenda items or come early to have them included)

The BHAF Committee is always in need of volunteers to help us run the Federation effectively, if you can spare some time to join the Committee, please get in touch!
We look forward to seeing you.
Best Regards,
BHAF Committee.

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