June’s Musings

A warm welcome to June, summer is really here and there is plenty to keep you occupied, such as weeding and mowing.

But it is a time of year when you can really begin to enjoy your allotment plot, when the hots spells and sunny days outweigh the dull ones.

Our next committee meeting is scheduled for the 7th June and if you have any thoughts or questions you would like them to consider, then email us at thecommittee@alwoodleygrowers.org.uk

Like your local councillors, we deal with all sorts of problems.  For example dog poo, safeguarding children, broken locks, and potholes by the gate.   If you see something that is not right, then report it.

Wayne and Isabelle have done an amazing job with the borehole water distribution system. 

We are still to complete the project, with further enhancements in the pipeline but please continue to capture your own water from the skies, as it is the responsibility of every plot holder to do so.

Following the recent spate of dog poo incidents across the site we have found evidence of further fouling since our last communication on the subject.

As a result, the committee has discussed this in detail and has come to the decision that ‘With immediate effect, dogs will be banned from the siteuntil further notice’.

Despite notices and emails over the last ten weeks, some dog owners have clearly not followed the rules and have now spoilt it for the rest.

While there are no plot inspections planned while the lockdown continues, we will be looking at the paths. 

It is apparent that some plots have strayed onto the paths.  I ask you all to look at your plots and bring them back inside your boundaries if you think it is on the path.

A tip.  I was reminded recently of keeping a good record of what you plant, where you plant and what harvest you yielded. 

This will enable you to avoid making the same mistakes in later years.  We have all found the harvest to be overwhelming in our early years. 

Until next time,  please stay safe, save lives and support the NHS by doing so. 

Ken Mulley-Smith
Chair of Alwoodley Allotment Society

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