Woody waste area – temporary closure

We are grateful to the Council for clearing the woody waste area. The area is now closed temporarily due to the Council’s contractors having capacity issues and will re-open in due course. Please store your woody waste on your plot until then or take it to the tip.

Please compost all other waste on your plot.

Thank you.

Your Committee

Committee members are the first port of call if you have any problems or questions and we will do our best to help. We can also contact the Council where issues arise which only they can resolve. Please see the contacts page for current members and seek us out on site or contact the secretary using the link.

There are currently several vacancies, including the positions of Chair, Shop Representative and Social Representative and you can join at any time. This is a good way to become involved, get to know everyone and help with communal activities.

Plant Sale on 16th May

As we were unable to hold an Open Day due to the lockdown restrictions, a plant sale was held for plotholders only which was very successful. Our special thanks goes to all those who gave their time and effort to organise this and man the stall, plus all those who donated plants or produce.

The sale raised over £210 for local charities.

Chairman’s Resignation

We very much regret to inform you that Joseph Ambaye has resigned from the committee and stepped down as chairman with immediate effect. We are very grateful to Joe for his very effective leadership and, in particular, the creation of the central area for branches etc. following the Council’s ban on bonfires. Although the area is now full, unfortunately the Council has been unable so far to chip and collect despite our efforts to press them on the issue.

We hope that a new chairman can be appointed at the October AGM.

Plant swap

The Plant swap, held in place of our usual open day on Saturday 16th May, was a great success with an estimated 200-300 plants changing hands. Tomatoes were as popular as ever but there was a good range including peppers and pumpkins, herbs and flowers, seeds and bundles of rhubarb. £200 was raised for charity and the social distancing worked well. Thanks to Phil, Joe and Giuseppe for organising this.

Covid-19 Precautions

We have noticed that some tenants are NOT following the rules on social distancing.

Being behind a wall does NOT mean we are forgotten. The police helicopter has been checking us out, probably because we are next to the park which they are checking regularly. The only reason to be at the allotments is for the sanctioned activity of exercise.

If you don’t want to lose the extraordinary privilege that your plot confers please stick to the rules:

  • Maintain ‘social distancing’ and keep a minimum of 2-5 metres from anyone else. If someone approaches you on a path, step aside to create that distance and let them pass
  • No friends or guests to visit
  • No barbeques. The Council has instructed that communal facilities must be closed
  • Go straight to and stay on your plot. Families, please stay on your plot and do not socialise with others.

Remember, one indiscreet action could lead to the allotments being closed.

Latest Newsletter

Newsletter 54 has been added to the archives page. Well worth a read. Please let us know if you haven’t received your email copy.

It’s good to know that allotments are healthy exercise. Please use gloves or anti-bacterial measures when using the gates and please maintain the 2m social distancing.