2021 Pumpkin Competition – The Results


There was a great turn out yesterday for the heaviest pumpkin competition. A crowd gathered around the tables outside of plot 32, with Gill’s homemade spiced pumpkin soup, fizzy pop and beer, excitedly awaiting the weigh in of the heaviest pumpkins! Continue reading to find out the results of the competitions!

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Welcome our new committee members!

The 2021 AGM was held on Wednesday 6th October, the meeting minutes have been sent out by email on 8th October.

At the meeting it was announced that Chris Davidson had decided to step down as Chairman to focus on other commitments, whilst the treasurer post also became available due to Maggie Mason’s husband hanging up his spade and giving up his allotment.

Tony Postlethwaite was voted as the new Chairman, with a full house being in agreement that Tony should take up the position. Tony has been a plot holder for the last 8 years and for the last 2 years he has been helping to maintain the allotments and support his wife in her role as the allotment officer.Continue reading

Pumpkin Competition 2021

Back by popular demand.. the committee have decided to run, for a second year, the competition to see who has grown the heaviest pumpkin!
 
There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and there are two categories that you can enter into, the Mammoth & Giant Atlantic and the Normal Halloween Pumpkins.

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Trophy Cup Winners 2021

 

On the 7st August, the 2021 trophy cup winners were announced at Countesthorpe Gardens and Allotments.

The two trophies that allotment members were competing for were the Best Allotment and the Most Improved Plot. Plots B, C, 24, 38, 39, 48, 52 and 54,  were all picked by the Allotment Society Committee to be in for a chance of winning the Best Allotment trophy. Plots D, 15 and 31 were identified by the Committee as contenders for the Most Improved Plot trophy.

After careful consideration from the Committee, the winners were chosen!

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Plant Sale – ROCKYROADMAN – 8th May

One of our newest plot holders, Tom Phipps, is the proud owner of ROCKYROADMAN, selling his amazing homemade rockyroad desserts.

Tom will be joining us at the plant sale at 2pm on Saturday 8th May, where you can support a fellow plot holder and local business by purchasing and trying a selection of his rockyroad desserts for £2.00 each of 3 for £5.00.

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Trevor Houghton Remembrance

On 4th February 2021, a small group of plot holders, socially distanced, joined Eileen Houghton (pictured sat on Trevors memorial bench) at the allotments to remember the late Trevor Houghton, 1 year after he sadly passed away.

Donations

Here at the allotment society, we have have two donations made by some of our plot holders.

A very big thank you to Donna and Alan Footitt of plot B for donating stone planters, these have now been planted up by Gill with spring flowering bulbs.

Also a very big thank you to Dick and Jenny Lee of plot 7 for donating the rooted Christmas Tree, which Gill has potted up and is now in place at the allotments.

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Cow Manure

This season, a surplus amount of Cow manure was made available for sale at £1.00 per wheelbarrow load. This proved very popular and the allotment society made £51.00. Thank you to all plot holders who purchased the surplus manure.