Firstly, thank you to those who attended the meeting.At the meeting our chair Mark Shaw announced that due to family and work commitments,he would not be standing for re election as chair or as a committee member.On behalf of the committee I would like to thank Mark for all the time and work he has contributed on our behalf, especially in his dealings with SMBC.
The officers are as follows
Chair: Ian Gardiner
Secretary: Sandy Palmer
Treasurer: Ruth Lomax
Notice of AGM 2018
Tuesday 27th March 2018 at 7.00pm
At Walthew House
112 Shaw Heath, Stockport SK2 6QS
(next door to Harry Bates, Plumbers Merchants)
ALL PLOT HOLDER WELCOME – MEET PEOPLE FROM OTHER SITES
Accessible first floor room – Loop System – Free parking at rear & nearby Gilmore St. car park
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Allotments Stockport is affiliated to the National Allotment Society (NSALG), The National Vegetable Society & North west Counties Association
The Allotments Stockport AGM will be held on Tuesday 27th March at 7pm.
The venue is Walthew House, Shaw Heath, SK2 6QS
All members are welcome to attend
North West Counties Allotment Association now have a new website here’s the link. They welcome News Articles, Pictures , Events , Publications so they can add your great success to tell all. http://www.northwestallotments.btik.com/
Bird flu has been detected in 17 wild birds in Dorset, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed today, with more expected over the coming days.
This is the first confirmed finding of the virus in the UK this winter and tests have shown it is closely related to the H5N6 strain that has been circulating in wild birds across Europe in recent months. This is different to the strains which affected people in China last year and Public Health England have advised the risk to public health is very low. The Food Standards Agency have said that bird flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers.
UK Chief Veterinary Officer, Nigel Gibbens, said:
This is the first time avian flu has been identified in the UK this winter and while the disease does not represent a threat to the public, it is highly infectious and deadly to birds.
As the virus has been circulating across Europe, this finding has not come as a surprise. But it is vital that anyone who keeps birds – whether a few in a back garden or thousands on a farm – is vigilant for any signs of disease, reports suspect disease to APHA and maintains good biosecurity to reduce the risk of their birds becoming infected.
While there is no legislative requirement to put restrictions in place when this strain of virus is found in wild birds, the Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed local measures will be introduced to help manage the potential threat.
DEFRA have issued a notice regarding possible viruses from ulluco spreading to potatoes and other crops. Please read the report from DEFRA by clicking on the link below.