2020’s Musings

My first year as Chair has been an eventful one to say the least.  I wish to thank everyone who has helped keep the site up and running during this unparalleled time.  Allotments across the country have battled to stay open, including ours.

All of our plans for working parties were postponed during this pandemic.  We did manage to squeeze in some bird boxes in February and again in October. The fruit trees Derek planted, now decorate every corner of the field.  Our plans for a wild bed will commence in 2021.

Water!  The first year of delivering water from the borehole was a mammoth task.  One which Isabelle and Wayne did for us.  Our thanks go out to them and everyone else who contributed to the water distribution.

We have forged new and good partnerships in the local community.  We have recently agreed to some beehives to be placed at the top of the field next spring.  They will be inspected on a weekly basis by a couple of gentlemen, who have ten years experience. We also have been invited to help a local school with their allotment beds, when Covid permits.

We said goodbye to some plotholders this year and hello to a few new ones.  The waiting list rises every month.  Saint Nick has been busy managing the membership.  I’m looking forward to a summer when we can join up again and help continue to improve the site.  

Have a merry holiday, Christmas and New Year.

Ken Mulley-Smith

Chair 

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