BBQ and working party

Just to remind you that tomorrow’s working party will start at 10.00 am.

We will be doing a general tidy up around the site and hope to lay new wide-bore pipework around the site which should greatly reduce the time taken to fill the containers.

Volunteers should bring any strimmers or mowers they have and we will get the various paths really sorted.

Following the work you can enjoy a free barbecue from 1.00 pm onwards.

If you have any special dietary needs please bring your own food.

In addition Diana Hector will begin painting plot number signs for those without them. These will be bog standard unless you attend and make reasonable suggestions. You can request a flower decoration or maybe bring a watering can to be decorated. If you neighbour has no number do spread the word!

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Watch out the slugs are about

This bout of rain isn’t just a welcome sight for allotment growers. The slugs and snails too are relishing this wet weather and the chance get chomping away at our produce.

But before you scatter the slug pellets too liberally, it is worth remembering that only eight or nine of the more than 40 slug species in the UK are a nuisance

There’s a very interesting article in the Guardian on the subject including how to identify the most destructive types and how to cope with them.

It’s well worth a read >>

Eccup Moor Road closure

Now in its 28th year, the Abbey Runners’ Hollybank Eccup 10 is back on Sunday 27th June.

This will affect vehicle access to the allotments on Eccup Moor Road and the whole of Eccup Moor Road will be closed between 9.00am and 12.30pm (approx.) and Abbey Runners would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Advance warning signage is already in place at the entry points into the road closure area, and they intend to put a sign on the allotment gates this weekend explaining the situation.

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Plant sale

For the next few days, we are holding a plant sale in aid of the NSPCC.

A minimum contribution of 50 pence is all that is being requested and you can put your contribution in the collection box provided.

The plants are located in front of the newly refurbished container and we would ask you all to support this worthy cause.

Insurance for helpers

As a member of Alwoodley Allotment Society you are fully insured under the National Allotment Society’s personal liability insurance scheme as part of your annual subscription.

However helpers and visitors to your plot are not covered and must take out their own insurance or face the prospect of being sued should any accidents occur to third parties as a result of their negligence.

Many of your helpers have already signed up to this insurance, but for those who haven’t it is available from the Society at an annual cost of just £3.

We strongly advise that regular helpers and visitors take out this insurance by contacting our Membership Secretary Nick Coulter