Oped Day Meeting and Other Info

HGAA Open Day 2015 Metg1. This note is primarily to let you know of the date that has been fixed for our meeting to discuss. This will be on 31 May at 12.00 by the shelter and will be your opportunity to discuss products, activities, who will do what etc etc. Liz will be leading this year but will be relying on your help to make this a success. See you there!

2. The future of the Community plot adjacent the shed was discussed at the recent Committee Meeting. After detailed consideration it was felt than any potential benefit would be likely to be outweighed by the costs associated with making the plot fit for purpose, together with the on-going maintenance commitment. The matter was put to a vote and it was decided that the plot should be re-consolidated with 19G.

3. As you may know, Athol has given up his plot. However, before he left he donated what can best be described as a long handled dibber (of his own design) to the Association. Joyce has prepared a briefing note for its use which has been attached to the timber frame of the shelter. The dibber is in the corner.

4. There have been issues recently concerning the building of permanent/semi-permanent fruit/vegetable cages. The Committee has no objection in principle to these cages but they must not exceed 2m in height at any point, be of reasonable size in relation to the plot and be covered in standard horticultural black netting. If these guidelines are not followed you will be required to remove the structure. The reason for the restrictions is that we have a duty of care towards our fellow plotholders and must ensure that we do not materially degrade our shared environment. In addition, the  Council are not be prepared to accept any structure on the site which could prove a nuisance or annoyance to local residents. As it is, some of our neighbours are proving extremely sensitive, having objected to a cage that is within these guidelines.  If you are in any doubt as to whether a structure is acceptable, please contact either a member of the Committee or a Trustee before starting construction.

Ian & Liz


Sunflower Competition 2015

We are planning to have a tallest sunflower competition at HGAA Open Day this year on Sunday 6th September 2015. We feel that the site will look amazing with lots of tall sunflowers growing majestically in every corner, and it will be a bit of fun for everyone.

If you would like to enter please purchase your special pack seeds from the allotment shed over the next few Sundays, and write your name and plot number on the list provided so that you will be entered  into the competition and your sunflowers will be measured for Open Day. Fifty pence will pay for a pack of 8 seeds and entry into the competition.

Happy Growing

Catherine Green plot 28aSunflower Competition 2015