Help turn things over!

Applications are invited for a second Site Officer to work for twelve hours a week at the site on a variety of tasks including site and building maintenance, liaison with the committee, office holders and plot holders and undertaking some administrative work.

Applicants should have some familiarity with allotments or similar endeavours; an ability to relate sensitively to a diverse range of plot holders and provide advice where necessary; good DIY competence and able to undertake physical work on the site; administrative efficiency and familiarity with the use of IT; the willingness to think strategically about how the site and the Association can be developed over time; good communication skills.

The position involves flexible hours normally spread over 2-3 weekdays and alternate weekends. The pay is at the London Living Wage, currently £9.75 an hour.

Please apply by letter to the Acting Chair, Rosendale Allotments Association, 
227 Rosendale Road, London SE21 8LR, addressing some or all of the job specification and person criteria. Closing date: 11 September, 5pm. The position is available from the end of September and interviews for short-listed applicants will take place soon after the closing date.

Please click here to download a full Site Officer job specification.

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Café open on Sundays

Rosendale café is open from 2 April for the 2017 season. Every Sunday, between 12.30 and 3.30pm, head for the Community Building for delicious, reasonably priced food served by friendly volunteers. A main course and pudding costs on average less than £5.

Run for the benefit of RAA members and their friends, the café is not open to the general public. It provides a welcome service to plot holders each Sunday, it helps build the allotment community and raises extra revenue for the RAA. Emphasis is on providing a welcoming place for plot holders to come and enjoy a reasonably priced meal. We will try to keep the RAA Facebook page up to date with menus and opening times.

Volunteers needed. Please get in touch with Camilla Brown if you would like to help, from baking a cake, washing up, to running the café for the day. All offers of help are gratefully received.

Please don’t feel intimidated at the thought of running the café. Keep food simple and don’t feel you have to offer a huge choice (although if you want to please do!). Why not help someone else the first time? Let us know if you’d like to do this and we can try and pair you up with other volunteers.

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AGM 2017

Peabody Estate on Rosendale Road
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Rosendale Allotments Association is being held on Tuesday 25 April 2017, 6:45pm, at the Rosendale Community Hall, Rosendale Estate, Rosendale Road, SE24 9DR. The agenda will be published in the forthcoming weeks.

Nominations for Committee membership and any resolutions should be received by the Secretary on, or before, Monday 3 April, 10am, either send us an email, or hand your completed Committee nomination form or your proposed resolution in at the shop. The Committee nomination forms for 2017, are also available in at the Stores.

The RAA relies on members to be actively involved in the management of the allotments. All members, new or established, are very welcome to join the Committee.

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Our Stores are now open and fully stocked with everything you may need for your plot. Located on the forecourt of the Rosendale Road main entrance the Stores open between 10.30am and 12.30pm Saturdays and Sundays in the growth and harvesting periods each year, Sundays only during the month of August.

Our Stores are staffed by volunteers with any profits helping to fund Association activities and keep rents down. If you would like to volunteer some of your time to help in the Stores, please call in during opening hours or send an email to the Stores organisers.

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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!

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