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A personal message from your allotment officer, Gill Postlethwaite

To all plot holders, thank you to all plot holders who have given their support to me during my 1st year as allotment officer. It was my intention upon being voted onto the committee to bring a fresh new updated look and services to the allotment society, which hopefully you have all seen the new look around the allotments.

Due to COVID19 this year, which started in March and is still ongoing, we were unable to hold the annual show or the AGM meeting this year. Better news that in lockdown, plot holders were able to tend to their plots, with everyone out in force as this was a place that was not deemed as off limits!Continue reading

Heaviest Pumpkin Competition – The Results

Despite the rain, there was a great turn out yesterday for the heaviest pumpkin competition. A crowd (safely distanced within government guidelines) gathered around the tables outside of plot 32, clutching Gill’s homemade spiced pumpkin soup and beer, eagerly awaiting the weigh in of the heaviest pumpkins!

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Heaviest Pumpkin Competition

With so many plot holders growing pumpkins this year, the committee have decided to run a 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 Giant Mammoth and the Normal Halloween Pumpkins.

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Birkett House and Bees

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.

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Trophy Cup Winners 2020

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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Trophy Cups

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:

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Polite Notice

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.