The Chair’s position is currently vacant and other committee members are acting as Chair on a rotating monthly basis. Committee meetings are held once a month. Minutes of the monthly RAA committee meetings are available to members in the Community Building, by arrangement. All plot holder members are encouraged to stand for committee posts and to participate in elections held in April each year. If you would like to become the Chair, a committee member or to work with the committee in other ways, please contact the Secretary.
As well as attending monthly meetings and the Annual General Meeting (AGM), most committee members take on a variety of additional responsibilities either on one of the sub-committees / teams or for a specific task. Here’s a list and brief description of those activities, and the committee members involved in each:
Plot lettings. Managed by the Lettings officer as and when a plot becomes available. The list is currently closed.
Sheds and greenhouses applications. A committee member takes responsibility for processing and approving applications for new sheds and greenhouses by members.
Water team. This team valiantly rushes in to mend tanks, stopcocks and ruptured pipes whenever they are reported, trying to prevent water loss, keep the system running and keep the bills down.
Bee sub-committee. This committee reports to the main committee on the current experiment of having bees on site.
Stores sub-committee. The Stores team is led by the Stores manager and provides support for the running and management of the Stores.
Site officers. RAA have two part time Site officers. They work on overall site maintenance, run the members’ tool scheme and organise hiring out the Community Building. They are on site every day except Monday. They open the Community Building for RAA members to use between noon and 2pm Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 3pm Sunday. A Site officer should be available to take enquiries about the Community Building or questions about the allotments in general between noon and 1pm every Wednesday to Sunday.