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open all open... 5th Nov 2017

AGM Agenda 2017 - Friday 10th November at 8:00pm

The Cornerstone Centre, St. Johns Church, West Byfleet

West Byfleet Allotment and Gardens Association

Annual General Meeting

Friday 10th November 2017 at 8.00pm
The Cornerstone Centre, St. Johns Church, West Byfleet


  1. Apologies for Absence

  2. Minutes of the Last Meeting (copy attached to email)

  3. Chairman's Report

  4. Site Secretaries Report

  5. Treasurer's Report and Balance Sheet (copy year end accounts attached to email)

  6. Water Project

  7. Rent and Subscriptions

  8. Election of Officials

    Chairman         -       Mike Booker
    Treasurer          -      David Williams
    Secretary         -       Bill Goodman
    Membership      -      Jane Weisz
    Site Manager     -     Rob Moore
    Trading Hut       -      Bill Goodman
    Members          -      Carol Grant
                                   David Stagg
                                   Grahame Walker
                                   Melissa Gill
                                   Dave Watkinson
                                   Stephen Cardis

  9. Presentation of the Challenge Shield

  10. Any other Business
open... 6th Aug 2017

Come to Our Open Day - Sunday 6th August 

Fundraising for Woking and Sam Beare Hospices

2-5 pm Sunday 6th August

Come and have a stroll around West Byfleet Allotments, learn about growing food and enjoy local stalls.

This is a fundraising for Woking and Sam Beare Hospices - all proceeds will go to them.

How to find us

West Byfleet Allotments is at the end of Leisure Lane off Camphill Road, West Byfleet - KT14 6HF is as close a postcode as there is.

Download the PDF flyer

open... 12th Dec 2016

Working Party Thanks, Bird Flu & Oak Processionary Moth

Working Party

Thank you to everyone who joined the working party on Sunday 27 November. We succeeded in clearing leaves from the entire length of the ditch, which will ensure that the winter rain is carried away as quickly as possible.

Bird Flu

For those of you who keep chickens and other poultry at home please follow the link below.

Oak Processionary Moths

There have been reports of Oak Processionary Moths (OPM) in Ripley and Woking, and the infestations are continuing to spread across Surrey. Oak trees around allotment plots are particularly partial to infestation.  OPM’s are known to cause skin rashes and should be reported to Woking BC if spotted. Please keep an eye out and report any sightings to the Council and a committee member if the sighting is on or near the allotments.

Find out more here:

The OPM caterpillars start emerging in April from eggs laid in Oak trees the previous summer.

open... 22nd Nov 2016

Working Party / Water Project etc.

Working Party - This Sunday

Please help with this years ditch clearing. 10:00am on Sunday 27th November.  Bring wellies, gloves, secateurs etc.  We now have a couple of leaf-grabbers in our  possession which will of course be there. 

Proposed Renewal of Allotment Water Supply

A plan showing how water might be supplied to plotholders in the future is displayed on the Trading Hut Notice Board and available to download below. Approval for the financing of this work will be sought at the AGM in 2017 with the aim of starting this work shortly afterwards.

Draft water replacement plan

If you have any comments on this plan please send them to Rob Moore ( or leave them at the Trading Hut by 28 February 2017.

The Bottom Road

The wet season has started and as can be expected the bottom road has been closed to traffic.  Once drier weather allows, the road will be re-opened.  Please expect such closures following periods of persistent or heavy rain.

Woodham & New Haw Horticultural Club

I have been reminded that you are all invited to join the above club, which offers convivial social evenings and visits to attractive locations for people who often have had and, may still have, an active interest in gardening.

Their web site is at:

open... 28th Oct 2016

AGM, Seed Orders, Work Party, Bonfires, Stolen Veg

AGM - Friday 11th November

Please note that we will be holding our 2016 AGM in The Cornerstone Hall by St John's Church in West Byfleet, on Friday11th November starting at 8.00pm prompt

Watch out for a further emailnext week with the attachments for the AGM.  This is your annual opportunity to hear what's happening, being planned, have your say and a vote, so do make the effort to come - it is likely to be just one hour.

Organic Seed Catalogue

Seed Order must now be submitted online.

Go to:  Then log-in with your email address and password. If you don’t know what your password is then click the “email me my password” link and enter your email address - allow 5 mins for the email to arrive. Once logged in you will get a new menu on the right of the page – choose Seed Order Help.  Once you’re ready, choose Seed Order and then click the “Add Order” link. Once completed the order will be emailed to you, and if necessary you can amend it right up to the closing date.

Please order using the 2016 catalogue which was sent out last year.  If you need a copy of the catalogue please email seeds @ (preferred) or add your name to the list on the notice board or call: 01932 340885.  Please make sure you include your name and contact details.

Working Party

Please help with this years ditch clearing. 10:00am on Sunday 27th November.  Bring wellies, gloves, secateurs etc.  We now have a couple of leaf-grabbers in our  possession which will of course be there.

Wildlife & Bonfires

It is the big tidy up season so spare a thought for the little creatures who make their winter home in any pile of debris. We do NOT recommend bonfires but if you insist on having one don't leave piles of material hanging about for ages before setting them alight because there may be loads of tiny barely visible creatures (e.g baby frogs and toads) already settled in.

Stolen Crops

Regrettably I have to report that veg has been taken from a plot.  Tomatoes and blueberries from a fruit cage. As the gates are locked, it can only be another plot-holder.  Please, if you see someone acting suspiciously either ask them what they are up to or take a note and alert a committee member.


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