Committee members 2024-2025


John Jackson – Plot 227 – Maintenance Officer

Committee members

Christopher Seaman – Plot 99 – Chairperson

Marta Figueiredo – Plot 301 – Vice Chairperson

Steve Tullett – Plot 290 – Hon. Secretary

Dolly Munroe – Plot 125 – Hon. Treasurer

Paul Smith – Plot 340 – Distribution Manager

Carol Johnson – Plot 320 – Lettings Officer & Office Manager

Keith Plummer – Plot 119 – Plot Inspection Officer

Leslie Lespierre – Plot 18B – Plant Sales Manager

Gerhard Bauer – Plot 124

Marianne Biel – Plot 274

Michael Bonnell – Plot 331

Vernon Holness – Plot 259

Desmond Jacobs – Plot 19

Debra Mitchell – Plot 20

Maureen Mitchell – Plot 20

Gary Reid – Plot 241

Denise Wright – Plot 117

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Beekeeping Policy

(issued 2016, updated 2024)

The Society recognises the importance of bees for pollination and permits and encourages beekeeping on the allotment site, subject to the points set out below:

  1. Permission must be obtained from the Management Committee before any individual may begin to keep bees on site. The Committee will consult with at least one representative of the existing Beekeeper group before approval is given.
  2. The Management Committee shall decide whereabouts on the site bees are kept and the maximum number of colonies permitted at each location. No more than 30 colonies may be kept on site as a whole, this figure not to be exceeded except with the agreement of a majority of existing beekeepers and with express approval of the Management Committee.
  3. Each hive or apiary (group of hives) shall be surrounded on all sides by a bee-proof barrier of netting or other suitable material which shall be at least two metres high and so constructed and maintained that bees fly in and out above head height over adjoining plots at all times.
  4. Each hive or apiary shall display Beekeeper contact details and the details of a reserve beekeeper.
  5. Each hive or apiary shall be provided with a suitable supply of water for the bees therein and the beekeeper shall ensure that this is maintained throughout the season when the bees are flying.
  6. All beekeepers will cooperate fully with inspectors appointed by DEFRA or any other central or local government body.
  7. All beekeepers shall be current members of a British Bee Keepers Association (BBKA) affiliated branch, such membership to include comprehensive insurance covering all risks associated with beekeeping activity.
  8. The Society insists that new beekeepers or those with limited experience provide documentary proof of their attendance at a beekeeping theory course before being allowed to keep bees on the site. The Society encourages all beekeepers to take appropriate BBKA examinations and ensure that their knowledge of threats and developments is kept current and to register their hives with the National Bee Unit (NBU) on Beebase.
  9. Beekeepers will when requested re-queen any colony which is considered to be aggressive towards neighbouring plotholders or which is producing “following” bees.
  10. Beekeepers will manage their bees so as to minimise swarming and agree that they will capture any swarm arising on site regardless of its origin.
  11. No honey is to be sold on site except through the Society’s Distribution centre.

Issued by Spa Hill Allotment Society Ltd in consultation with existing Beekeepers January 2024.

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2024 Annual General Meeting

Followed by a Members’ discussion.

The meeting will be held at 2.00 pm on Saturday 18th May 2024 at 180 Spa Hill, London SE19.

Members are invited to submit motions on matters of substance – such as changes to By-Laws – to be heard and voted on at the AGM. Members proposing and seconding a motion must both sign the motion submitted for debate.

Nomination forms for election of the President and the Management Committee are available from the Office. Completed nomination forms must be signed by the proposer, seconder and by the candidate (all of which must be current members). Nominations will only be accepted when submitted on the official Society forms.

The deadline for receipt by the Office of Agenda items (motions) and Nomination forms is SUNDAY, 5th MAY 2024.

Members are also invited to submit in writing to the Office items for discussion after the conclusion of the formal business of the AGM. It would greatly help if these could also be received by the above date.

Copies of the annual accounts will be available from the office. 

Please contact me or see the Office if you have any questions on the above.

 Steve Tullett, Honorary Secretary, 15th April 2024.

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Society code of conduct

The SHAS code of conduct for plot holders and visitors can now be found here, in the Members section of the website, under Policies and Procedures.

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Xmas Party 2023

The party this year will take place on Saturday 2 December from 2pm until 5pm.

Please bring food and drink to share!

Please note that the party is for members only.

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