AGM 2018

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Rosendale Allotments Association (RAA) is being held at 6.45pm on Tuesday 24 April 2018 at the Rosendale Community Hall, Peabody Cottages, SE24 9DR. The agenda will be published in the forthcoming weeks.

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.

Nominations for committee membership and any resolutions should be received by the Secretary on, or before 10am on Tuesday 3 April, either sent by email or handed in at the Stores. Committee nomination forms for 2018 are available in the Stores.

Stock up at our Stores

Rosendale Allotments’ Stores open each weekend and they are 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, open for Sundays only during the month of August.

Our Stores are run by RAA members for RAA members 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.


A course for newbees

Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich, are hosting an introductory beekeeping course on Saturday 20 January. Philip Nicholson will be giving a half day ‘Beekeeping for beginners’ taster session starting at 10am and finishing about 1pm. The session is aimed at people who have little or no experience of beekeeping, but are interested in knowing more, perhaps with a view to starting to keep bees themselves or with others – or perhaps not!

All beginners welcome, tickets: £30 available at

Seeds for the season at our Stores

We will open for the 2018 season on Saturday 3 February at 10.30am. We should have our seed potatoes in by then (a list will be posted on the RAA Facebook group page nearer the time), plus everything else you need to get your plot going.

The photo shows what arrived this morning – approximately 700 packets of seeds! We’ll also be accepting card payments for the first time. Our wholesalers have told us that we are their biggest allotment customer. As a result we get good deals when we buy from them, and they get passed on to members.

We welcome offers of help to run the Stores. Please come in and speak to one of our volunteers one weekend, or contact the Stores co-ordinator now via email. From February the Stores will be open every Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am to 12.30pm.

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!