We have had complaints from
nearby residents about smoke and pollution from bonfires. Allotment Rule
6ii clearly states that the allotment holder shall not cause annoyance
to any other allotment occupier or local resident. Failure to comply with
this rule could mean no more bonfires at the allotments. It is a great
pity that a few thoughtless plot holders choose to ignore this rule and
also leave bonfires unattended. When you leave your plot any bonfire shoud
We have recently had some fly
tipping occur on the allotments which the society has had to pay to have
removed. Could all members please remember to close the gate
if they are the last person to leave the plots. This may help deter future
incidents of fly tipping. If fly tipping becomes a regular occurance rents
will have to be raised to cover the cost of removal of the offending rubbish.
Chairmans report /
Autumn Newsletter 2017
It is now nearing the end of another successful
growing season. As I look around the allotments I can see that many tenants
have been working really hard and have been able to harvest a lot of produce.
The time will soon come when the allotment has been cleared of vegetables
etc., and time to start digging the plot over and then to leave for winter
to allow frosts to break up the soil. This is also a good time to put
down a good layer of well rotted manure, the worms will love to pull the
manure into the ground. I would like to think that after this years hard
work next year the plot will be that much easier to keep up together.
Be assured this extra work will pay off and maintaining the plot will
Unfortunately there have been a few plots that have not been tended to
as they should. I would like to advise all tenants that if, for any good
reason you are unable to maintain the allotment, as per Allotment Garden
rules, then please advise a committee member. We can arrange any assistance
that may be needed. There is a list of committee members and their plot
numbers on the notice board.
Many of you may not be aware that after many, many years as treasurer
to the allotmnets Mike Nobbs has stood down from the post at the AGM in
May. I would like to personally thank him and on behalf of the committee
thank him for his willing efforts in carrying out this office. We now
have a new committee member and treasurer in Richard Mandry. You will
find him on plot 33. Please give him your support and forward your rent
to him. Note the new address
I would like to welcome new tenants who have taken on plots this year,
some of whom have only just taken up their plot. I hope that you are reaping
the benefits of your hard work and realise that keeping an allotment up
together is not as easy as Monty Don makes it look on Gardeners World!
In past years the committee have arranged a Produce Show and BBQ. This
year both events have been cancelled because of lack of interest. If tenants
feel they would like the committee to re-instate either or both of these
events please speak to a committee member. The Produce Show is seperate
to the annual Allotment competition. For this judging is carried out four
times during the season, (October to September), see results on the notice
board. The plots are judged on cultivation, tidiness and variety of crops.
Prizes are awarded to the top three allotment plot holders who have gained
the highest marks. It also allows the committee a way of keeping check
on how the allotments are being kept together.
I would like to remind tenants that there is a 5mph speed
limit on the allotment roads. It has been noticed that parts of the roads
are beginning to pot hole so I would request that the speed limit is adhered
Now the usual reminders - if any tenants thinks they have a rat problem,
then please speak to a member of the committee and we will endeavor to
resolve this. Bonfires are permitted, but please check that the smoke
is not drifting over the A27 road or towards the homes across the railway
line and please make sure that the fire is extinguished before leaving
the site. Finally if you are the last person leaving the allotments, please
remember to close the gate.
Allotment Committee Chairman.
A number of allotment sheds
have been vandalised and turned over and other items such as fruit cages
and stakes have been broken on the allotments.
The police are aware of this and spent some time at the plots with the
Chairman looking for any clues as to the culprits. If you have had anything
stolen from your plot could you please inform the committee or the Romsy