At the meeting on the 30th November the officers were re-elected, with Frank Beswick as chair and Noelle Ryder as treasurer. The secretary's post is still vacant.
The main issue discussed was the development of housing in Trafford as part of the Greater Manchester Spatial Plan. The Federation seeks to know how allotments will be affected by the development, and Frank Beswick was mandated to approach the council on this matter. So far the council have not responded.
The meeting also discussed the suggestion raised by a council officer that the Federation might become the council's first stop in negotiations with the allotments, and the Federation is happy with this, though this would mean that all allotments would have to be members.This might lead us to make membership free to widen participation.
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