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Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire
 Welcome to our new members...
Tuddenham St Mary Allotments 13 individuals
Dry Drayton Parish Council Great Shelford Parish Council Hardwick Parish Council Kimpton Parish Council
Kings Ripton Parish Council Peakirk Parish Council
Mr Ray How
5 Dalys Road, Rochford, Essex SS4 1RA
07720 719224
Eastern Region report
It is a mild November day and, by the time this is in print, we will all be thinking about what to sow and grow for the coming season. I do understand, though, that some varieties of seed potatoes will be in short supply. No doubt this will give some of us the opportunity to try new and different varieties. Hopefully in February we will be getting back to normal activities and looking forward to a good year both in health and in successful crops.
The Eastern Region has held its delayed AGM.Unfortunately,therewerenotasmany attendees as I would have liked to have seen. It does appear that many members are only interested in their own sites or plots. The NAS represents everyone, and it would be good to hear or see people from all member
Mark Vincent
associations so that we can hear how they are getting on and learn from their experiences. At the AGM, Sheila Pullin, our secretary, retired from the position after many years of good service. I would like to place my personal thanks for the support and help that she has given over many years. A very hard act to follow.
Together with Head Office, I have been very busy speaking to local authorities and other groups who are looking to form associations and obtain land to set up new allotments. This is great news. We have a new Mentor, Mark Vincent. He lives in Norfolk and is very keen to getinvolvedandtohelpmakeEasternRegion even more successful.
Climate change is very much on the agenda these days. I am sure that we will have different opinions about this and could have
many discussions on what should be done. Personally, I think that everyone should be doing their bit to help to improve the planet
for future generations. It may not affect us personally, but our children and grandchildren can benefit from what we do.
I would ask that if you have anything of interest coming up in the near future, or an event that would benefit from publicity in the e-newsletter or on Facebook, please let us know at: natsoc@ – no publicity is bad.
Happy growing and here’s to a successful 2022. Please support our region and help it grow stronger.
Ray How, Regional Rep Eastern Region
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