February 2018 Newsletter

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 a lot of plastic ground cover has blown away, so make sure your plots are covered and secured to supress the weeds. If  you want your beds rotovating they need to be weed free, have a chat with a committee member and they’ll gladly offer help or advice.


This year we aim to get all the plots up and running, and most of all, worked on! It’s been noted over the past couple of years that some have been neglected, so now’s the time to decide whether you really have the time to put the work in or perhaps you could do with a smaller plot, or is it time you handed it over to someone else? Please consider all the options as the council is going to be more stringent on issuing notices to plots that haven’t been worked on.

Don’t forget to make a mental note – the AGM will be in April, date to be announced.

Look out for the bulk load of compost that should be arriving mid March. Whether it’s chippings or compost please remember to pay for it in the blue tin which is emptied daily, I’m sure you’ll all agree it’s a lot more convenient and cheaper than buying it from the shop, but we do need to cover our costs and rely on your good will to pay for it in the honesty box.

You all may have noticed the big black metal box on the wall outside Shed 1 and I thought it would be a good idea to use it as a suggestion box, so if you need help, have noticed rats or just come up with a useful idea, jot it down on a bit of paper and slot it in the box, the good old fashioned way!

if you want to contact a committee member by email, please use this e-mail address :

chairperson email

I hope to see you all down there once the Beast from the East has cleared off.

Happy Digging


Andy T