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It is with regret that the forum will not be available until further notice.

This is because, in spite of the clear warning, individuals have persisted in posting inappropriate comments which are certainly being considered worthy of legal action. I have clearly stated that the forum welcomes reasonable comment. There are other modes of communicating issues more strongly - media, local councillors, BCC, e-mails.

The reason for this suspension lies clearly with individuals who have ignored the warning. It is noted that some comments indicate a lack of understanding of the management agreement and in some cases are wrong.
The forum will re-open with safeguards but reasonable comments will be welcome.

Clive Birch - BDAC Chairman

Management Agreement...latest
April 2014 ...

Concern was expressed about:

1] The association including all members, BCC has now recognised that this will not be the case but Association" as far as the agreement is involved means the members of the committee signing the agreement.

2] The amount of public liability of £2.5M this has been changed to 5M with City paying the extra premium.

The main concerns have been followed up as directed and in line with the direction BDAC Executive advises signing the agreement.

 Help is at hand 

 Community Payback 

{Probationary Service!}
On several allotments excellent work has been and is being done from digging plots, cleaning up plots, clearing roads and community areas, erecting structures. People from Community Payback are doing this effectively.You need to be clear about what has to be done. Make use of this great help, take a load off your shoulders.
Contact Community Payback on 0121 248 02648.

To all associations

Following discussions with BCC there has been a positive response to 3 main issues involving liability:

You should have received a copy of letter from Peter Short clarifying Clause 7.1 re liability and about payment for leakages.

In addition, I have received in writing, that which refers to the association's liability; this does not refer to the total association but the committee managing the site.

These were issues which the legal adviser had highlighted and
needing clarification in writing from the City. We now have that and therefore, it is recommended that agreements are signed and returned to the Allotments Department.

It is hoped we can move on, we are ready with the voluntary local allotment advisers to get going.

With appreciation for your considered help.

Clive Birch
Chairman BDAC

The Birmingham and District Allotments Confederation (BDAC) are a voluntary body which works to ensure that allotments across the City receive the best service for allotments holders and associations. We work with allotment associations, allotment holders, City Allotment Officers and City Councillors for the benefit of allotments.

We support allotment associations with advice and information which enables them to carry out their tasks.

We act as an active 'watchdog' to ensure the City provides the maintenance and repairs for allotment sites.

We play an active part in influencing allotment policy so that any changes are for the benefit of allotment holders and associations.We encourage associations to take on self management / self help.

Organising competitions for individuals and associations.


People who are interested in the B.D.A.C. are always welcome, so if you are a member of an affiliated site, why don't you come to the next meeting as an observer? Just notify the Chairman or Secretary that you wish to attend.

They are held at Trefoil House, Brownsea Drive, see A-Z reference Pg73 – 4H, (off Holloway Head) and start at 7.00pm.

trefoil house, Brownsea Drive, Birmingham B1

Chairmam - Clive Birch
0121 354 1512
149 Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5BB



Secretary - Christine Brown

106 Brentford Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 4DD

0121 444 4294

TreasurerDave Rawlings

9 Kinross Cres., Birmingham, B43 7PU.

Show SecretarySteven Bailey

17 Haddon Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, B42 2AN



166 Curbar Road, Great Barr, Birmingham. B42 2AX.


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