Activities

 

The Society organises various events throughout the year.

 
Open Day:

This is held during National Allotment Week in August. Its original purpose was to act as a showcase for the allotment site and to attract new tenants. Now that we have so many more tenants, it has become more of an occasion when we can invite local residents to enjoy the beauty of the site and its activities with us.

 
Summer Barbecue:

This is held on a Saturday afternoon and evening at the end of June, it is an opportunity for tenants and their guests to get together and relax. Everyone brings their own food and drink and cooks on the barbecues provided. Christmas Drinks: this event takes place at lunchtime at the Tea Hut on SSOld, usually on the Sunday before Christmas. It is an “al fresco” event so wrap up warmly! Tenants bring contributions to eat, and a bottle to be added to the warming mulled wine. It’s a very sociable occasion and a good opportunity to get to know your fellow allotment gardeners.

 
Allotment Working Parties and Projects:

We hold these on winter Sundays in November, January, February and March, when we ask tenants to become involved and give some of their time to general care and maintenance of the sites. This could be mulching the hazel coppices, clearing overgrown areas, repairing or re-seeding roadways, clearing car parks, clearing and re-planting in Birtchnells Copse or whatever else needs doing. The day is hard work, good exercise, and lunch is provided.

 
Outside Events:

Since the Society was formed in 1997, we have participated in many local events, promoting the benefits of allotment gardening in general and publicising our own sites in particular. We always need tenants to help man our stand at these events.

Water Conservation

A reminder that all sheds, constructions and greenhouses should be fitted with guttering to collect rainwater.

You can read more about water conservation on our website.

Dates for your Diary

2022-2023

 

Meet and Greet

Sun 15 May 10 to 11 am

Your opportunity to come and meet members of the committee.

 

Platinum Jubilee Lunch

12 to 3pm

Sun 12 June 2022

 

 

Open Day

Sun 7 August 2022

(to be confirmed)

 

Christmas Drinks

Sun 18 December (to be confirmed)

 

AGM

January 2023 (date still to be fixed)

 

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