RAA barbeque


The annual barbeque will be on Sunday 30 September from 1pm onwards (NB. the picture above is from a previous year, you haven’t missed it!). Always a great RAA event, this is an opportunity to come along to talk, share, feast and fest with other RAA members, with good food, drinks and great music by ‘Larkin’ from 2pm too. Some food (mostly for the barbecue) and drinks will be provided but please bring a dish to share and a bit more to drink if you want to make sure there’s enough for a good party!

Don’t spoil the plot

‘King of thieves’ opens in cinemas on 14 September starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtney, Ray Winstone, Paul Whitehouse and many more. There was a scene shot at our allotments but did it make the final cut? Does anyone have photographic evidence to share? ‘You were only supposed to plant the bl**dy potatoes….’

Privacy and security


General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) is legislation which came into force on 25 May 2018. As an organisation, Rosendale Allotments Association (‘RAA’ or the ‘Association’) hold personal information about our members, customers, and visitors. We use this information, such as contact details, for three main reasons:

– To carry out our duties to you, as a member, customer, or visitor of our organisation;
– to let you know about things which might interest you; and
– to monitor the use of our services, in order to ensure we are delivering good quality.

Under the new law, we are allowed to continue holding and using members’ and customers’ data for the first reason. This is because, as an organisation, we have a ‘contract’ with you.

We are also allowed to continue holding and using members’, customers’, and visitors’ data for the second and third reasons, as we have a ‘legitimate interest’ to do so. However, we must allow you to ‘opt out’ of this use of your data, if you prefer.

The Association takes the privacy and security of its members’, customers’, and visitors’ data seriously, and we will endeavour to meet our legal obligations under the GDPR in order to ensure your individual rights. If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email, or complete the form you’ll find if you click here, or on the ‘Contact us’ tab, above in the menu.

Chinese proverb

From BBC iPlayer: ‘The Chinese are famous for their proverbs, or yànyŭ: words of wisdom gathered from literature or uttered by famous philosophers over the centuries. And, although ancient in some cases, many of these proverbs still provide valuable guidance in the modern age.’

‘The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.’

Meaning: ‘Don’t put things off. If you want success and growth in the future, the best time to act is now. And read in a literal sense, this proverb has added poignancy. We need to act today to protect our planet from the effects of pollution, before it’s too late.’

RAA website


The public face for the Rosendale Allotments Association is our website. We welcome any feedback you may have. The site and in particular this news section is kept up-to-date by the website team led by Lance Hodgson. So if you have news or pictures you wish to share, please pass them on – fruit and vegetable ‘selfies’ anyone?

Stuart Russell has designed our website based on a ‘responsive’ WordPress template created by the developers CyberChimps. Each layout adapts to view well on PCs and laptops of different screen sizes, iPads, tablets, phablets and phones. People use an array of devices to view the web these days, we hope the new site works well on yours. If you see any problems or busted links please let us know. Be sure to include details of your PC/tablet/phone type, the browser you use and attach a ‘screen grab’ if you can.

And please, if you need a website designed for your business or organisation contact Stuart!