• Hints and Tips February 2021 22 February 2021

    Our sister organisation, Church Crookham Garden Society, is pleased to share monthly “Hint and Tips” via their lively website. February involves pruning many late flowering shrubs to encourage new flowering shoots, for example: A useful tip for Wisteria – 7 &2.  In the 7th month prune back new growth to 7 buds and in the […]

  • Adjacent Treeworks Restrict Allotments Access 22 September 2020

    Malcolm Thompson writes : IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2020 TREE WORK AT THE ALLOTMENT SITE CHURCH CROOKHAM Please note that there is tree felling work due to take place around the allotment site perimeter commencing 24th September. For safety reasons we ask that visitors to the location to access the allotment and regular […]

  • Taking Over a New Plot 12 November 2019

    If you have taken over a new plot or are finding your current plot a struggle, the task ahead might look daunting. Don’t give up. Help and advice is at hand. Members of the Church Crookham Allotments Association committee will be pleased to hear from you and help find answers to queries, arrange a time to visit […]

  • Church Crookham Allotments Association Annual Show 2019 13 August 2019

    The annual Allotments Association show will take place at the Church Crookham Allotments on Sunday 22nd September, 2019. Starting at 12:00h it will coincide with the opening of the adjacent “Man Shed”. Grand opening of the Man Shed. Features include : Display of the best and most interesting produce from allotment holders young and old, […]

  • Honeybee Colonies Expanding Rapidly 8 May 2019

    Church Crookham Apiary spring 2019 update. The spring nectar flow started early this year with the Easter warm weather, then it came to a shuddering halt as the weather turned sharply cooler again – the nectar and pollen coming into the the hives has noticeable slowed. Our beekeepers are gradually moving some of their colones […]

  • Apple-tree Grafting Workshop and Free Lunch for Church Crookham Residents 24 April 2019

    An apple-tree grafting workshop, available for allotment holders, is being held on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April 2019. Spaces are available at these events being held at the Church Crookham Memorial Orchard, FLEET, Hampshire. 10:00 – 15:30. This community initiative is free of charge and a light lunch will be provided by the Parish […]

  • Annual General Meeting 2019 27 March 2019

    A room is reserved in the community centre for Thursday 4th April for the AGM starting at 19:30h.

  • Bee Keeping 3 January 2019

    Hello from Fleet & District Beekeepers Association (FBKA), the beekeeping association that covers NE Hampshire – roughly the areas of Hart and Rushmoor. Many of you may have noticed the new fencing that has sprung up on the other side of the car park from the Allotments – this is FBKA’s newest Members Apiary. We […]

  • Annual Show 2018 Report 27 September 2018

    by Nigel Williams. Many thanks to all who turned up to the annual show on Sunday 9th September. Especially to our guests from the Men’s Shed group, James Donaldson of Fleet Beekeepers and our local MP Ranil Jayawardena and his delightful family. It was great that the weather was kind to us and hearty congratulations […]

  • National Apple Day 1 September 2018

    National Apple Day is being celebrated at the community centre and Gurkha Memorial Orchard, Crookham Park on Sunday 21st October.  There will be Morris Dancers, magic show, live music, food and drink stalls … oh, and apple tree advice. 12.00h – The Memorial Orchard & Church Crookham Community Centre, Church Crookham, FLEET. GU52  8AQ Church Crookham […]

  • Small plot in back garden offered for cultivation 9 August 2018

    Liz Kirton, secretary of the Church Crookham Garden Society, has let us know there is a small back-garden plot available to cultivate in Ferndale Road. The owner is no longer able to adequately look after it. If you are interested, please contact the owner direct on 621791. King’s Seed Catalogues 2019 King’s Seed Catalogues have […]

  • Summer Allotments Watering Service 2 July 2018

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  • 2018 Season Coffee Shop 1 July 2018

    Due to popular demand, the Shed1 Coffee Shop will open Saturdays and Sundays for the remainder of the 2018 season. 10:00 Onwards Members of the Church Crookham Allotments Association committee will open up and be on hand to serve coffee and tea from shed 1. The weekend sessions will also double as an opportunity for […]

  • Compost and Swallows, summer must be here 14 May 2018

    The swallows were spotted at the site at the end of last week and hopefully they will reuse last year’s nest. Another load of compost has been delivered to site today (14th May 2018).  This is a very reasonable price of £2.50 per barrow load.  Please make sure you put the correct contribution into the […]

  • Annual General Meeting 2018 10 April 2018

    Andy Theaker writes.. The Allotments AGM is at the Church Crookham Community Centre on Friday 27th April at 7pm. Church Crookham Community Centre, Boyce Road, Church Crookham, Fleet. GU52 8AQ 01252 626793 Follow us on Twitter @cc_allotments

  • March Hints and Tips 2 March 2018

    Our sister Church Crookham Garden Society is publishing a monthly hints and tips section. It’s well worth a look. Monthly Hints and Tips, written by Liz Kirton, March 2018 edition includes : Blueberries: remove one third of the oldest stems to ground level to promote new fruiting wood. Top dress with ericaceous compost. Gooseberries, red […]

  • February 2018 Newsletter 27 February 2018

    Allotment News 26 Feb 2018 Brace yourself, the weather is going to turn particularly ‘baltic’ over the next few days, but trust me, Spring is just around the corner. If you haven’t been down the allotment for a while, now’s the time to pay it a visit and check everything out. I’ve noticed that quite […]

  • Seed orders and Social Media 19 January 2018

    KINGS SEEDS ORDERS The seed and potato orders have been received from Kings Seeds and are available for collection from Shed 1 at the site. If you didn’t order from Kings Seeds this year do remember next year as it helps raise money for the Association and the seeds are very good value for money. […]

  • New Allotments Rules Published 28 November 2017

    In November 2017, the parish council announced a further revision of the rules Sections amended are as follows: PLOT SIZES – Just rounding up sizes Section 4,1 3.17 – No Tires (sic), new section 4.6 & 4.7 Reworded and clarification about rent 5.3 Bonfires – Amended to include controlled burn 6.2 Rodents – Clarification Section […]

  • Big Clean-up 2017 25 October 2017

    Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of November 2017 have been designated Big Clean-up days. Members of the committee will be managing a controlled burn of combustible rubbish. Please deposit waste for burning on the hard area where the compost is delivered. By popular request there will also be a skip available for waste that requires […]

  • Annual Show September 2017 9 October 2017

    The weather for the autumn show on Sunday 24th September was perfect and members and guests had an enjoyable time. The children particularly had fun making and presenting scarecrows for the competition. Committee member Garry Rickard, from plot 26, preparing tasty snacks made from produce provided by various plot holders.   Click here to view the […]

  • Order Your 2018 Seeds and Shrubs Now 27 August 2017

    2018 Seed and Shrub Catalogue Available Howard Holden writes : The new Kings Seeds Catalogues and order forms have arrived. They are outside Shed 1 on the table and available inside when the coffee shop is open. As members of the National Allotments Society we all are entitled to members’ discounts. However, by submitting ONE […]

  • July 2017 newsletter 26 July 2017

    Andy Theaker writes : Hope all is well, apart from lack of water, too much water, too hot, too cold, too windy, too sunny and those pesky pigeons / mice / rats / pea moths / cabbage whites, munching away at our hard earned produce! A lot has happened since we took over the allotments […]

  • Shed Coffee Shop Extended Opening 3 July 2017

    Due to popular demand, the Shed1 Coffee Shop will open Saturdays and Sundays for the remainder of the summer. 10:00 Onwards Members of the Church Crookham Allotments Association committee will open up and be on hand to serve coffee and tea from shed 1. The weekend sessions will also double as an opportunity for plot […]

  • MYHarvest (Measure Your Harvest) 3 June 2017

    The National Allotment Society is asking for help in a research project to understand the yield of typical UK fruit and vegetable crops. MYHarvest (Measure Your Harvest), is an opportunity to participate in an exciting research project that will estimate the contribution people who grow their own fruit and vegetable crops are making to UK […]

  • Compost Delivery – May 19 May 2017

    A fresh load of fine-grade compost has been delivered this afternoon (Friday 19th May 2017). The cost is £2. per barrow-load. Payment methods as previously…   You can pay for compost, bark, manure etc by putting cash in the blue tin or giving it to a committee member. Payments can also be made by electronic […]

  • Church Crookham Allotments Association AGM 23 April 2017

    An important date for your diary. The Church Crookham Allotments Association is holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday 26th April 2017. The venue is the Church Crookham Community Centre in the Acorn Hall at 19:30h (Doors open 19:15h). GUEST SPEAKER Our guest speaker will be Jenny Crawford who is the regional representative for the […]

  • Water supply returns to normal 21 April 2017

    21st April 2017 : The water leak issue has been successfully resolved and the water supply will return to normal. Thank you for your patience during this unusually dry spell. Please take care on the footpath near plot 48 as a hole will be backfilled tomorrow after the area has had time to dry out […]

  • Advertising 15 April 2017

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  • Compost Delivery April 2017 12 April 2017

    A double load of compost has arrived. £2.- a barrow. It is the finest quality so far, being sieved to filter out plastic and other impurities. Within minutes the pile was being shovelled into waiting wheel-barrows. So hurry! Thanks to Andy for sourcing this new supply. The quality is excellent – thus the slight increase […]

  • Water Shortage 5 April 2017

    The Allotments Committee has been seeking a resolution to the lack of mains water on site. A representative of the Parish Council is scheduled to provide an update at the Wednesday 5th April 2017 committee meeting. An underground leek has not yet been located by Thames Water which has prevented the system being re-irrigated following […]

  • Rat Catcher Squad Announced 15 March 2017

    RATS – SPRING 2017 Rats have been reported by several tenants and committee members have been helping eradicate them. We are pleased to announce the formation of the rat catchers’ squad.  Use the email address below to report sightings. The tenants agreement advises that sightings of rodents should be reported : “It is the responsibility […]

  • Visit to Hellebore Specialist 13 February 2017

    Church Crookham Garden Society is organising a visit to Kapunda Plants, a hellebore specialist, just south of Bath. Allotment members are welcome to join in. The visit is planned for Friday 31st March, 2017 arriving before 11:00h. The visit lasts about 1 and a half hours, refreshments are provided on arrival. The tour will visit […]

  • Church Crookham Garden Society Sales 9 February 2017

    The Church Crookham Garden Society opens its shop on Saturday 11th February 2017 for the first time this season. 10:00 – 11:30h. Then every Saturday until 16th September 2017. Allotment Society members will be made welcome at the sales shed in Sandy Lane (opposite the Wyvern) but to make purchases will need to join the Garden Society. The cost […]

  • Potato set delivery 23 January 2017

    Potato Sets Have Arrived A committee member will be helping distribute orders at the allotments site as follows : Friday 3rd 12:00 – 14:00 Andy Sat 4th 11:00 – 13:00 Howard Sun 5th 11:00 – 13:00 Andy Howard Holden confirms fruit bush orders are expected for delivery in February. Kings Seeds manage deliveries to coincide […]

  • Bulk Seed Deliveries Arrive 5 January 2017

    Seed orders placed through the allotment scheme have arrived and are awaiting collection from hut 1. Collection times are as follows : Saturday 7th January 2017, 09:00 – 12:00 Andy Theaker will be available to hand out orders (find Andy on plot 91) and Nigel Williams (plot 100) will be available from 12:00 until 14:00h. […]

  • Aldershot Allotments to Host BBC Gardener’s Question Time 13 December 2016

    As part of Aldershot and District Allotment Association’s 2017 Centenary celebrations they announce the BBC Gardener’s Question Time team will be recording a session at the Princes Hall in Aldershot on January 16th. Starting at 17:30h. the event is, of course, open to all. Committee member Helen Williams has extended a special welcome to Church […]

  • Fire Practice 5 November 2016

    A 5th of November tradition in the making at the Church Crookham Allotments Association site in Naishes Lane as allotment holders piled up their combustible waste, lit the paper and stood back. The Saturday, 5th November 2016 controlled burn was organised by committee members as a service for all. It was not a straightforward process […]

  • November 5th Daylight Burn 3 November 2016

    Memebers of the Allotments Association committee are carrying out a controlled burn of rubbish on site on Saturday November 5th from 11:00. If you have any allotment site generated items that could be added to the fire such as unwanted pallets, weeds etc then please place them to the rear of plot 123 (Unused plot […]

  • Manure Delivery Scheduled 22 October 2016

    We can expect a large load of well rotted farmyard manure to be delivered to the allotments on Monday 24th October 2016. The cost per barrow-load will be £1.50. Details of payment methods can be viewed here….

  • September 2016 Gallery 9 October 2016

    The Autumn event 2016 was another success : with thanks to Nigel for the photo-shoot.

  • Allotment Tenants Committee Vacancy 23 September 2016

    The tenants committee is currently without a Chair due to Matthew Chambers standing down from the role. Our thanks go to Matthew for a great job in getting the committee established and all you brought to the role. Therefore the committee is looking for new members and for someone to take on the role of […]

  • Autumn Social Event 2016 12 August 2016

    The Church Crookham Allotments Association Events Committee has announced the date for the Annual Autumn Social. This will take place at the allotments on Sunday 18th September 2016, starting at 12:00h. Highlights include a raffle, Quiz, Scarecrow Competition and fun events for the children. The 2015 event proved very popular and this year’s social will […]

  • Compost Delivery and Palettes 6 August 2016

    10 tonnes of compost was  delivered to the allotments on Monday 8th August available at the cost of £1.50 per barrow load. Wood chippings 50p/barrow load and wooden pallets 50p each. “Plot-holders are requested to please pay promptly.” Please place payments in the blue tin on the shed wall or online direct to the allotments […]

  • Church Crookham Garden Society Summer Show 2016 20 July 2016

    The 2016 Church Crookham Garden Society Summer Show will take place on Saturday 27 August, 15:00 – 16:30h. at The War Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham, FLEET. GU52 8LD Classes for all, include: Vegetables Preserve Making Photography Junior Classes Flowers Floral Art Children’s Art Baking (Men’s) Baking There will be a Raffle and Refreshments. Entries are free to members but […]

  • Tuber Splitting – Why? 18 July 2016

    Plot holder David Dimmock has presented us with an interesting question. Potato tuber splitting – why? Variety; Rocket Date planted; 1st April 2016 Soil condition; Clay Additives;  Soil improver as a base dressing Local gardening expert John Negus has responded with advice; “The usual cause of split tubers is heavy rain after a long dry […]

  • Fruit Cage Breakthrough 8 July 2016

    FRUIT CAGES ALLOWED Members of the committee presented a well-planned proposal to the parish council for fruit cages of a reasonable height to be allowed on plots. The request was approved (we think unanimously) and an updated set of  regulations is available from the link below. The relevant extract is as follows : The use […]

  • Spring 2016 Bring and Buy Sale 28 May 2016

    On Sunday the 24th April 2016 we held our first Bring and Buy Sale at the allotment site writes Tom Paes. “Another great opportunity to meet up with allotment members, the cakes were outstanding and a hit with the children.  My seed purchases are under ground already with fingers crossed for a bit of good […]

  • Money Found 15 May 2016

    Andy Theaker writes “If anyone lost some money on the allotment on Saturday 14th, Andy T on Plot 91 has found it.  If no one claims it, it will go in the blue tin” Andy   On our own behalf.. WEBSITE PROBLEMS The Allotments website has been moved from a hosting service in California to […]

  • Dogmersfield, Winchfield and Crookham Village Horticultural Society Annual Show 2016 30 April 2016

    Dogmersfield, Winchfield and Crookham Village Horticultural Society will hold its Annual Flower Show & Fete at Pilcot Farm on Saturday 23rd July at 14:00h. The annual Flower Show & Fete is held in the delightful setting of Pilcot Farm, Dogmersfield. Entry to the Show is free to members and all classes of membership are eligible […]

  • AGM 2016 Minutes 15 April 2016

    Allotment AGM Date: 6th April 2016, 7.30pm Venue: Acorn Room, Church Crookham Community Centre, Boyce Road, GU52 8AQ Attending: Chair of Meeting Matthew Chambers (MC) Parish Council representative Claire Inglis (CI) Website Co-ordinator Chris Davison (CD) No of allotment plots represented: 33 + No of attendees: 50 approx   Agenda Item Notes Welcome/Introductions & Apologies […]

  • 13th April Compost Delivery 12 April 2016

    A bulk load of compost was delivered Wednesday (13th).  £2/barrow load, or buy 5 for £8. All money to be paid into blue tin (which will be emptied daily) or pay direct to a committee member or via online banking. Wood chippings remain at 50p/barrow load. You can pay for compost, bark, manure etc by putting […]

  • Bring and Buy Plant Sale 24th April 20 March 2016

    We are holding a “Bring and Buy” plant sale on Sunday the 24th April 2016 at the Allotment Site between 11:00 and 14:00. Bring along a few (or a lot) of your surplus seedlings and plants (either vegetable or flower) and donate them to the allotment association. If you wish, buy a few different plants on the day, supplied […]

  • Spring 2016 Compost Delivery – £2. 18 March 2016

    19th March 2016 : Andy Theaker writes : “We’ve had a delivery of 20mm compost but due to increased transport costs, this is now £2 a barrow.” Did you know you can pay for compost, bark, manure etc by putting cash in the blue tin or giving it to a committee member? Payments can also […]

  • Arrangements for Payment of Purchases 15 March 2016

    You can pay for compost, bark, manure etc by putting cash in the blue tin or giving it to a committee member. Payments can also be made by electronic bank transfer. The society’s bank account details are as follows: 30:98:97 A/C 33246660 IBAN: GB25LOYD30989733246660 When making a payment please enter your plot number as the […]

  • Sharing Tips and Advice 9 February 2016

    Sally Rowson writes : The allotments event with John Negus at the new community centre in Boyce Road on January 22nd proved to be a great evening. Members of the committee greeted the numerous visitors at the door. Gill Case served tea, coffee and lots of biscuits. If you have never been to one of […]

  • Church Crookham Garden Society AGM and Quiz 4 February 2016

    The Church Crookham Garden Society AGM will take place on Friday 26th February 2016. C.C. Allotments Association members are welcome to join the society for £2. annual subscription. Joining that society provides its members with welcome cost reductions on supplies. The society ‘Trading Hut’ is in the car park of the Church Crookham Memorial Hall, […]

  • Latest News from Church Crookham Allotments Association – January 2016 14 January 2016

    Matthew Chambers writes : It’s been good to see several people still harvesting crops on the allotments site despite the record breaking wet weather. Even though there is a lot of water about there has been a good crop of fruit and vegetables grown in our first year and all in all we have had […]

  • Ask the Expert 27 November 2015

    John Negus talks on : “Grow your own fruit and vegetables” Friday 22nd January 2016 We are delighted to announce an evening talk by renowned photo-journalist, publisher and broadcaster John Negus. He will be joining us at the Church Crookham Community Centre in Boyce Road, GU52 8AQ on Friday 22nd January 2016 from 20:00h. Doors […]

  • Mobile Allotments Furniture 18 November 2015

    18th November 2015 Gillian Case reports : I was at the allotment site Tuesday … tall canes, netting and compost bins, that have not been weighted down are being blown over and probably after last nights winds blown away! We suggest plot holders do a final clear up and pinning down before winter.

  • What’s under the earth we dig? 30 October 2015

    by Karl Quent I’m a curious person and I enjoy learning about local history. When we were having our plots turned over with the digger, Chris Davison mentioned in an email that he couldn’t dig far enough down. I was intrigued to know why this was and what was here before we arrived with our […]

  • 1st Autumn Show Success 5 October 2015

    Sunday 4th October, 2015 It was lovely to see so many people at the show on a sunny Sunday in October –  a real sense of community spirit in the sunshine.  Our first Autumn show was a huge success with thanks to Gill Case for organising and all those who offered up their time to […]

  • Encouraging Pollinators 14 September 2015

    Writes Gill Case There are around 220 species of Solitary bees in the UK. Solitary bees are wonderful pollinators; they carry less pollen than honey bees so they have to make many more trips back and forth from the flowers to their nest which means many more flowers get pollinated in the process. They are […]

  • Autumn Show – October 4th – 12 to 4 pm 6 September 2015

    AUTUMN SHOW GUEST JUDGE – John Negus will be joining us at our inaugural Autumn Show on Sunday 4th October 2015 to cast an expert eye over our produce and offer advice. John is a horticultural photo-journalist and author, who broadcasts regularly on BBC radio Surrey and answers gardening queries on the Daily Mail nationwide […]

  • Garden Society Summer Show 13 August 2015

    Terry Egginton, Chairman, Church Crookham Garden Society writes : Church Crookham Garden Society Summer Show Saturday 29th August 2015 at the Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham Entries from 09:00h – 10:30h Free public entry at 15:00h Everyone is welcome. Visit the Church Crookham Garden Society website…

  • And the winner is…… 9 August 2015

    01/08/2015. Pleased to say it was a great day on Saturday : writes Andy. Meal for 2 at the Tweseldown was won by Plot 99 – well done Chris. The signed London Irish shirt was won by ticket No 24 (sorry no plot number or name on it). Bottle of Cava won by Plot 90 […]

  • Manure Delivery Arrived 8 August 2015

    8th August 2015 Andy writes : “Manure arrived on Thursday and it’s great to see people already digging in to it, please pay the usual £1 per barrow load into the little blue tin to help cover the costs.”

  • August 1st Social Success 1 August 2015

    The weather was perfect and the atmosphere of the first ever Church Crookham Allotments Association social get-together was very warm and friendly. Andy and Garry had done a grand job organising and soon after noon allotment holders were arriving to the wafting aroma of outdoor cooking. The tables were decked with food and some “encouraging” […]

  • Saturday 1st August Show and Tell 31 July 2015

    Amongst the last minute arrangements for the social event on Saturday, amidst piles of printed quiz sheets and contacting mystery guests, Andy Theaker took time out to talk to our own CC-Allotments reporter. Andy, what is the latest and what about the weather? “I thought it would be nice if everyone attending picked something from […]

  • Why Not Eat Weeds? 27 July 2015

    Garry Rickard writes : This is the first recipe of what will hopefully be a regular feature on the Church Crookham Allotments Association web site. The aim is to provide interesting, and perhaps, unusual recipes for your allotment produce. As I have started my allotment I, as well as everyone else, have had to deal […]

  • Crookham Infants’ Learning Space 19 July 2015

    Crookham Infant School has an allotment plot and children visit this regularly. The plot has been designed as a learning space and includes areas for growing fruit and vegetables, mini-beast habitat and wild flower area, log circle and a sensory area with mud kitchen. Children are involved in the whole process of growing; from planting […]

  • Family BBQ Adventure 9 July 2015

    In June the Allotments Association received a request for permission to light a BBQ on a family plot. This sounded like a sensible proposal but it was also necessary to make sure everything was going to be safe before suggesting we could all merrily BBQ the night away. Isabelle and family agreed to test the […]

  • Manure Delivery Delayed 6 July 2015

    Andy T writes : Update 6th August 2015 Delivery now expected today – Thursday 6th August. Delivery of the manure was delayed because of mechanical problems to the grab lorry that was meant to be transporting the load.  But the good news is that the wood chippings keep on coming and at 50p per barrow […]

  • Crondall Flower Produce and Craft Show 26 June 2015

    The 52nd Crondall Flower Produce & Craft show will be held on Sat 25th July 2015 in the Village Hall, 14.30 – 16.30 Schedules on sale in Crondall stores Entries welcome

  • Your Committee Would Like Your Email Address Please 18 June 2015

    Church Crookham Allotments Association would like to send tenants occasional Emails. There are times when it would be to everyone’s benefit if we could communicate quickly; e.g. to help with planning or to gauge reactions to issues you have raised. The committee will limit emails to occasional important updates, will ensure messages are short and […]

  • Wood Chippings 1 June 2015

    We will shortly be receiving a load of good quality wood chippings from a local source which will be placed in the corner of the car park.  Chippings can be used for digging in and conditioning the soil, for mulching around beds or for putting down as “pathways” on your allotment. There will be a […]

  • Any More for Digger Bookings? 25 May 2015

    The May – June 2015 digger bookings have concluded If you would like to register an interest for a further round of shared digger and driver sessions later in 2015, please use the booking form in the “Events” section. All applications will be acknowledged and added to the waiting list. We are accepting expressions of […]

  • By Popular Demand – Compost, Compost, Compost 22 May 2015

    Following the previous rapid take-up, the next 10 tonne of compost has been delivered; Wednesday 27th May 2015. Please continue to place £1.- payments per barrow-load in the blue box. Every day, after cash has been collected, the box is left open. Payments may also be made to any committee member. Photographs of the committee […]

  • More Compost For the Weekend 19 May 2015

    The next 10 tonne of compost has arrived, announces Andy Theaker, who has kindly organised the whole process. The first load was rapidly shifted to plots. A facility that many plot-holders have eloquently praised. The compost has been offered to all members on an honesty basis. We didn’t quite cover our costs on the first […]

  • Church Crookham Garden Society 19 May 2015

    “There will be some members with plants to sell at this Saturday’s shed session at the Memorial Hall.  Hopefully there will also be some buyers!” writes Terry Egginton, Chairman, Church Crookham Garden Society. The society ‘Trading Hut’ is in the car park of the Church Crookham Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane (opposite the Wyvern pub) GU52 8LD […]

  • Plant Sale 17 May 2015

    There are some established plants on sale today at the hut (Sunday 17th May 2015). All at drastically reduced prices. End of Sunday Update : there are still some healthy looking specimens on offer : 2 blueberry bushes 6 blackberry bushes 7 raspberry canes 3 blackcurrant bushes 1 gooseberry bush 10 cabbage plants 3 x […]

  • Digger Activity : Health & Safety 17 May 2015

    WARNING ALL DAY WEDNESDAY 3RD JUNE 2015 The mini digger will be working on site from 08:00h Wednesday 3rd June. The following plots and some pathways will be out of bounds for parts of the day. We aim to keep any disruption to a minimum. Plots : 66, 98, 36 & 78 Holders of adjacent […]

  • Compost and Security 14 May 2015

    We took delivery of 10 tonnes of compost today (Thursday) it is in the loading bay area, you can’t miss it! The compost is there to be used by all allotment holders and the cost is £1 per wheel-barrow load. TRUST This facility is run on a trust basis. Money can be given to a […]

  • Allotments’ Water Supply Resolved 12 May 2015

    Dear Allotment tenant, I am aware of the lack of water on site and am urgently attending to this issue. I will let you know as soon as this is resolved.   12th May 11:08h Update Please note that I have spoken to South East Water and the valves in the area are due to […]

  • Church Crookham Allotments Open 1 May 2015

    1st May 2015 : Matthew Chambers, Chairperson of the Allotments Association writes… “For those of you that attended the first meeting of the Fleet and Church Crookham Allotments campaign group in January 2008 the wait is over! Back then, Gordon Brown had just completed his first 6 months as Prime Minister, our athletes were training for […]

  • A Lot to choose for Planting in May and June 28 April 2015

    writes Matthew Chambers There is a lot of choice for planting in May and June. Included are quick growing succession crops like lettuce, rocket, radishes, spinach and coriander as well as medium term crops such as carrots, french beans and peas that can be sown 2 or 3 times throughout the growing season. To get […]

  • RHS Great London Plant Fair 5 February 2015

    14–15 April 2015 Find fresh new spring plants to brighten up your garden at the RHS Great London Plant Fair, 14–15 April 2015 This vibrant celebration of spring sees the RHS Horticultural Halls bursting with nurseries and tradestands showing their spring wares. Visitors can stock up on plants and take home tips and advice from the full programme of […]

  • Welcome 31 January 2015

    Church Crookham Allotments Association comprises all the allotment tenants at the Crookham Park allotments site. The group is responsible for representing the interests of the allotment tenants and seeking future improvements to the site. The Association will liaise with Church Crookham Parish Council and provide a support network to the Parish Council in their management […]

  • Committee Views Site 20 December 2014

    On Sunday 14th December 8 members of the tennants’ association committee, along with Claire Inglis from the Church Crookham Parish Council, met at the allotments site to view the state of rediness. The group got to see the inside of the shed and started bouncing ideas between each other as diverse as fund-raising, summer BBQ and […]