ACLE ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION (AAA)
The Acle Allotment Association (AAA) site is located just off Boat Dyke Lane, opposite the Hermitage restaurant. It incorporates 40 allotment plots of varying size plus two communal sheds, a WC and picnic area. There is a small hardstanding car park, to the left, just inside the main entrance and a larger grass car park to the right of the gate.
The Management Committee is made up of at least 5 association members plus 3 Officers all of whom are appointed during our AGM.
Each year our association holds an Open day when we offer people the opportunity to look round our allotment site. We also organise fundraising activities such as produce and cake sales, tea stall and a raffle. The monies raised not only help to keep the plot rents down but also cover the cost of essential site maintenance activities.
Our May spring Plant Sale did not go ahead this year due to Corvid-19 virus restrictions; but hopefully we will be holding our annual Open Day in August; so watch this space for details!!
We hope to hold a Community Maintenance Morning later this year. Normally these events are well attended by Members and partners when we carry out general site refurbishment and maintenance work.
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM), scheduled for February, was cancelled due lockdown restrictions. We did however hold a virtual AGM in March based on email and hard copy communication.
Our association's annual BBQ offers members and their families an opportunity to meet socially . The event normally takes place in July and in recent years we have fortunate with dry weather, let's hope it continues!
We currently have no vacant allotments and there are twelve people on our waiting list for a plot; six of whom are Acle residents who, under the terms of our lease, have priority for any vacant plots.
Regrettably, given the long waiting list, the AAA Management Committee have decided that they cannot accept any further requests for allotments from non Acle residents.