Birmingham And District Allotments Confederation
Representing Allotment Gardeners & Associations Across Birmingham


2018

Funding Fair

Thursday 19th July 12.30- 4.30 pm


VENUE:

Olympic Suite, Main Stand, Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road Perry Barr, B42 2LR

REGISTRATION

Please register your interest via Eventbrite before 11.00 pm Monday 16th July, 2018.

 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e /interested-in-funding-opportu nities-tickets-47261771230

We would also like to invite you to complete a short questionnaire in order for us to meet your needs on the day and for us to identify any additional support that you may require. Please note that the information will be used only for the purpose of providing additional assistance for your organisation.

Funders and support organisations who have confirmed their attendance include:

Arts Council England

Big Lottery

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham Community Matters

Children in Need

Co-op

Heart of England Community Foundation

Heritage Lottery Fund

HS2 Funds

Near Neighbours Church Urban Fund

Sport England

Veolia Trust

For further information, please contact: Neil De-Costa on: (t) 0121 675 8019, (e) or John Mole on: (t) 07921 8660


New for this year!

We are re-starting our quarterly newsletter! Some of you have requested that we better inform you about our work, we hope that information of this web site and the newspaper will enable you to understand what role we perform and what works we undertake. 

Many Plot holders around the city are also unaware of the work we carry out and our services! We need your help in getting the message out. We would appreciate it if you would kindly download a copy from this web site and e-mail a copy to out your plot holders also display the newsletter on your noticeboards.

 We meet regularly to discuss Allotment site issue and have meetings with the Allotment Department, representing Plot holders of Birmingham, working on your behalf. If you have any issues you believe we should be investigating, please get in touch.

For those of you who are new to the ‘Secretary’s World’ for most general enquiries you can contact your BDAC Allotment Advisor or contact us directly through bdac.allotment@gmail.com and we will provide support. You should have your Advisor contact details and BDAC contact details on site and on display. If not, get in contact and request a copy.

For more serious issues the Allotment Officer will need to be contacted 


BDAC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018
Our meeting was held at Bordesley Green Allotments on the 19th May. Many thanks to all
those who attended despite the clash with the Royal Wedding and the F.A. Cup!
At the meeting your Officers for the next year will be:
Chairman: Clive Birch
Secretary: Barbara Smith
Assistant Secretary: Anne Murphy
Treasurer: Dave Rawlings
Assistant Treasurer: Dave Hubball
Minutes Secretary: Mark Hanson
Len Tubbs and Wendy Loder were re-elected onto the Executive for the next three years, and
we officially welcomed Darrren Rainbird and Stuart Guest on to the Executive.
That leaves two spare spaces for anyone who would like to join us.
If you are interested in joining us why not come along to a meeting as an observer.
WATER PLUS
The problems with water billing have mostly been resolved. Many thanks for your patience and
paying of bills. If you are paying full price for your waste water you could try filling in the Non-return to Sewer form that Nikki has sent out in e-mail messages. If you would like a copy contact the BDAC e-mail address and request one to be sent.

DATA PROTECTION CHANGES
Nikki has sent out new guideline to Site Secretaries. It is important that they are read carefully. The
BDAC will also send out information to Site Secretaries giving information about what personal data
we hold, who holds it and why. As with Secretaries we will not give out any personal data to a third
party without permission.

If you (Site Secretaries) need advice the first people to contact are, of course, your Area Advisors, however if you need to contact me, my contact details are as follows:

Barbara Smith

e-mail : bdac.birmingham@gmail.com                     phone: 07747062410