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CHADAHS CLOSING IN 2017

After numerous meetings and extensive debate by all members, the decision was taken at the 2017 AGM to close the society. This was not taken lightly, and the success of the Annual Show was recognised. However, both the Alexandra Palace and Shepherds Hill allotment sites now have their own site management committees, and run numerous activities, so that the additional work of running CHADAHS, managing its trading operation and organising the show were seen as excessive and duplicating the work of the site committees. Although the CHADAHS committee had ample members, the same members were also heavily involved in running their allotment sites.

In the case of Ally Pally, the site committee was set up in 2010, and the committee and/or plotholders now organise numerous events including a large annual Plant Sale open to the public, monthly cafes, a number of training events over the year, social activities, apple pressing days in autumn, and a Potato Day in spring.

Shepherds Hill has for many years (longer than AP) run an annual Plant Sale open to the public.

For the future, the two site committees have agreed to take turns at organising the popular annual outing..Each site will run its own Trading Shed, and Ally Pally will be continuing CHADAHS's arrangement that local gardeners are welcome to join the Trading Shed at the same membership fee as plot-holders (£2).

For the moment, a new team has not come forward to organise a new Annual Show. There was muc hsupport for the show, and many members wanted it to continue, but it needs a fresh group of people who are not so involved with managing their sites.

 


 

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