Bushy Park Allotment association Newsletter 69 – February 2024

BPAA Newsletter 69 – February 2024 has been added to the archives page.

Some news —

  • The AGM will be held on Saturday 16th March this year
    The Autumn Open Day was cancelled. An internal social event was held on 14th October. It
    remembered long-term tenants John Whitby and Ted Leppard who passed away earlier in the year.
  • Tenants have generally observed the rules for woody waste facility. Some plastic waste and
    pallets/wood were however deposited. The Council have partially cleared the material.
    One tenant was seen bringing woody waste from outside, he has a landscaping business, this is not permitted. The Council have noted that non-allotment material has been put in the facility, this may jeopardise the use of this facility in the future.
  • The water will be turned back on when no frosts are forecast.
  • Please lock the gate on entry and exit, the vehicle gate has often been left unlocked!
  • Lidl are a good source of cheap seeds! Tested and good germination and
    sensible quantities of seed in each packet, a mix of heritage and new varieties.

BushyPark Allotment Association Newsletter 68 (November 2023)

BPAA Newsletter 68 has been added to the Archives page.

Thank you for the tenants who have used the woody waste facility sensibly.  Unfortunately there have also been tenants not following the rules – who have not bothered to stack the material at the back and also tenants who have brought material from outside the allotments

There will be a Community Assembly in the York House, Twickenham Sunday the 10th of December 2-5pm to discuss about What could be done to improve biodiversity in our borough. It is free but you need to register yourself beforehand in the eventbrite site:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk
Search: richmond-community-assembly-tickets

Woody Waste Facility

The WOODY WASTE FACILITY is now open to receive your allotment waste.
Please deposit only the materials that the Council have agreed to remove. These are: –

  • Pruning material from your trees, fruit bushes and fruit canes on your allotment plot.
  • Other woody plant material that you are not able to compost, sweetcorn and sunflower stalks for instance,
    again only from your plot.

Please place the material at the back of the empty section and pile it up, do not dump it at the entrance. If the gate is closed, open it by swinging it to the left and deposit your material inside. Take care, the ground surface can be slippery.

The following are NOT acceptable: –

  • GREEN WASTE – you should be composting this on your plot.
  • OLD SHED & FENCE materials, TREATED OR COMPOSITE MATERIALS e.g., plywood.
  • ANY PLASTIC, PALLETS OR METAL OBJECTS.
  • ANYTHING FROM YOUR HOME or BUSINESS – this is for allotment grown materials only!
  • SOIL, CONCRETE, BRICKS & SIMILAR ITEMS.

We had to clear green waste fly-tipped against the gate, if this facility is abused it will be closed permanently. When the gate is padlocked the facility is closed, dispose of your waste elsewhere.

WE ARE NOT A GENERAL WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY, PLEASE ACT RESPONSIBLY, OTHERWISE THIS FACILITY WILL BE CLOSED!!

BPAA Newsletter 67 (August 2023) and the Committee Meeting Minutes 30.7.2023

BPAA Newsletter 67 and the Committee Meeting minutes from 30.7.2023 have been added to the Archives page.

September 2023 Open Day is planned to be held on Saturday the 16th September (12 – 3pm) weather permitting. Reserved Saturday 23.9 in case the previous Saturday seems rainy. Let’s all join in to participate and help out there!