Being a Committee member

Skills and Attributes

  • The ability to communicate and work effectively with people from all walks of life.
  • A commitment to the furtherance of Allotment gardening
  • Community spirit
  • The ability and willingness to work as part of a team

Time Commitment

A Committee Member is required to attend:

  • Most of the 10 Committee Meetings each year (1st Sunday of the month, February – November). Apologies for absence must be sent in advance of the meeting. Meetings are usually 1 hour long.
  • The Annual General Meeting held each year at the end of November/beginning of December. This meeting usually takes approximately 2 hours, including set-up and clear-up.
  • Rent Collection – approx 3 hours per day for 2 days during the last weekend in September and the first week in October.
  • Regular Site Inspections – up to 6 per year

Other Tasks

There are a range of tasks to be undertaken in order to run the Site effectively e.g. grass cutting, boundary repairs, maintenance of water supply, secretarial duties, participation in community events – e.g. bring-and-buy sales etc. Also, the Site is divided into areas, each of which has a Representative of the Committee allocated to it, to act as a link between the Members and the Committee.

These tasks are divided between the Committee Members according to skill and availability.