Annual General Meeting 2019
The 2019 Federation Annual General Meeting will not be in February this year; it will instead be on Monday 18 March, starting at the earlier time of 7.30pm. The formal AGM business will be followed by a workshop delivered by Chris Church of Talk Action – he will talk about fostering good relations on allotment sites.
New supplier of green waste compost
Now that North London Waste is no longer delivering compost to allotments in Barnet, an alternative source is Greenmantle in Hendon. Their black stuff is an entirely green waste compost made from the garden prunings produced by the company’s 30 teams who go out doing garden maintenance each day.
For further information, go to the Bulk Supplies section of the suppliers of goods and services page and/or email John Plummer on firstname.lastname@example.org .
The BAF Horticultural Show 2018
The 2018 show took place on Sunday 19 August at Rathbone Allotments, Ryalls Court, Oakleigh Road South, N20 0RY.
Click here for a report of the show and the names of the winners of the trophies.
Click here for some pictures of the show.
Plot and site competitions 2018 – the winners
The winners of the 2018 site and plot competitions have been announced. Please click here to see the results.
The prizegiving is on Monday October 15 at 8pm at Rathbone Allotments, Ryalls Court, Oakleigh Road North, London N20 0RY.
The GDPR and Barnet allotment societies
The General Data Protection Regulation, which originates from the European Union and which unifies the regulations on the holding, use and retention of personal data across member states, comes into effect on May 25th. It is in the process of being incorporated into British law in a new Data Protection Act, which is currently going through parliament and which will replace the Data Protection Act 1988.
In order for allotment societies in Barnet to manage their sites and let plots, they have to hold information on plotholders and must therefore comply with the requirements of the GDPR. To help them to do so the Federation has updated its advisory paper on data management to reflect the requirements of the GDPR. Copies may be downloaded from the website by clicking here.
One requirement of the GDPR is that societies provide their members and applicants for plots with a privacy notice that says what personal information is held and the purposes for which it is used. The Federation has produced a model privacy notice that a society may use as the basis for its notice. A copy may be downloaded from the website by clicking here.
Reserved website area for societies
Recently a reserved area has been added to the website. It is accessible only to those societies belonging to the Federation that have registered an account and been provided with a username and password to log in. Information on how to request an account has been sent to all societies by email.
At present, the reserved area offers
- access to the Federation forum where societies can support each other by exchanging ideas and asking questions about issues around self-management.
- the means whereby societies may edit and maintain the information about their sites that is shown in the allotment site finder pages.
- the means whereby societies may edit and maintain the information that the Federation holds about the society, including contact details of society officers.