It has been a good year for the bees at the allotment. There are 5 hives, of various designs, 2 of which have been relocated from Judge Meadows school in Leicester for convenience as the school was shut. These have all been managed by Chris, the chairman, who also had to rescue a swarm from further down Glebe Drive at the beginning of the summer.
On the 1st August, the 2020 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 26, 28, 38, 44 and 48, were all picked by the Allotment Society Committee to be in for a chance of winning the Best Allotment trophy. Plots 22 and 24 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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Although the annual show will not take place this year due to the corona virus, the allotment committee will be digging out the Trophy Cups and will be awarding them to allotment plot holders at the end of July.
The categories for the cups are:
We would like to give a very warm welcome to our latest allotmenteers at the society and share their progress pictures so far!
It has been brought to our attention that not everyone is locking the gate upon entering an leaving the allotment site.
Not locking the gate leaves the allotments open to unsavoury persons walking around the premises.
Please ensure that you always lock the gate when you enter and leave the site.
Unfortunately we have received a complaint from a resident on Glebe Drive over some plot holders (not all) driving too fast, creating a dust cloud over the residents homes due to the dry weather.
As you may be aware, the road is in a very bad condition, a notice is up at the allotment along with the complaint received asking plot holders to reduce their speed.
Welcome to the June 2020 edititon of the society newsletter. This edition contains the latest news and informative updates, including:
- First Aid box
- Plot rent
- Opportunity to attend a food growing tour to Sri Lanka Continue reading
The annual rents for the plots will now fall due 1st September 2020 instead of 1st October as previous years… bringing the payment date forward to be in line with the financial year end for the allotment society.
I am happy to inform you that the plot rents will remain the same as 2019, at £35.00 per plot. NO INCREASE!
Please note that water tanks and containers, such as IBC tanks, must be filled using only rain water. These are not to be filled by using a hosepipe.
This is also a polite reminder about being vigilant when filling water butts with a hosepipe. On two occasions within the last 3 weeks, a plot holder has forgotten to turn off the tap, resulting in their water butt overflowing and wasting water. Another plot holder was not aware that their water butt was overflowing whilst still on their plot.
The water supply at the allotment is on a metre and water wastage will have a serious impact on the water bill.