Fire Practice

controlledburn01A 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 as several week’s planning was involved including meeting stringent health and safety requirements and applying to the Church Crookham Parish Council for permission. The sizeable pile was added bit by bit to a roaring blaze. Said committee member Nigel Williams “We were worried about the amount of rain that fell on Friday.”

There were plenty of helpers keeping warm around the fire and Tom Paes added that it was a shame there were no burgers!

Perhaps this will become an annual event.