You are invited to our Allotment Forum Meeting. Tomorrow Wednesday 8th June
Amongst usual business we will include a talk by Ruth Urbanowicz of the Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group; 'Why Grow Organically?' BHAF is committed to encouraging more organic practices in the cities allotments.
Also Paul Campbell project manager from Brighton and Hove Councils Parks team will also be speaking about the coming Open Spaces Strategy and how it might affect allotment holders.
The Councils Draft Budget said the Council should 'adopt a commercial approach promoting self-managed sport and recreation facilities by users alongside full cost recovery' The aim of the BHAF is to make the allotment service a cost neutral service, whilst protecting our members on lower wages from large rent rises, and we are pleased to announce that over the last 3 years the 'subsidy' has been reduced from £61,500 to £39,160. However further savings or increases in rents still need to be made.
We will also be discussing a proposed project where plot holders can donate some of their produce to local food banks and community kitchens.
Wednesday 8th June 2016
Why Grow Organically?
Open Spaces Strategy
Excess Food Initiative
at Patcham Community Centre, Ladies Mile Road, BN1 8TA
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Allotment Forum Details
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:
We look forward to seeing you.