Page 68 - ALG Issue 2 20202
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    BAAFTAS come to
Beaumaris Allotments Society recently held its BAAFTAs (Beaumaris Annual Awards For The Allotments) in the ballroom at the Bulkeley Hotel in Beaumaris, when plotholders were rewarded for their hard work throughout the year.
With awards ranging from Longest Runner Bean to Most Productive
Plot, there was something for everyone and competition
in some of the categories was very fierce.
Andrew Dixon
said: “This
evening is the
of another
superb year
for Beaumaris
Allotments. Following our successful opening under the National Garden Scheme last year, being featured on BBC Gardeners’ World this year really was the icing on the cake. But none of that would be possible were it not for the hard work
of the plotholders and tonight is when they get recognition for their efforts.”
Winners of BAAFTA awards and Highly Commended certificates
 Dennis Evans – Winner of Keevan & Jill Anker Award for Tallest Sunflower
 Meeting Shed prior to refurbishment (Nov 2019)
Maesycoed Allotments shed refurbishment
A small grant scheme application was submitted to Pontypridd Town Council in August 2019 by the secretary (Mr A.J. House), which was successful, and a sum of £200 was awarded to the Association on 7TH November 2019 Following this award, the secretary called an extraordinary committee meeting for the 17th November
to discuss how to use the monies awarded.
1. To remove all unwanted/rusted shelving
2. To strip back the hardboard covering to identify wooden joists
3. Replace with plastic cladding
4. To open a new shop for the members
The Mayor, along with Mr John Marsh (Chairman) and Mrs Brenda Mullin (Treasurer)
The goal now was to open a new shop for the members and this was achieved by the 1st February 2020.
Our local mayor, Mrs Loretta Tomkinson, along with our local councillor, Mrs Tina Leyshon, attended the formal opening of our new shop.
We have also received various office furniture and chairs during the refurbishment along with magazines and valuable reading materials for our members.
A.J. House, Secretary of Maesycoed Allotments Association
 68 Allotment and Leisure Gardener

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