Call for volunteers: Allotment site maintenance

At the recent site inspection it was obvious that areas of our site are in need of some attention. We are asking for your help to ensure the site is kept safe and well maintained, particularly in the run up to our annual Open Day at the end of August, when we invite the public onto the site. 

In particular, some allotments have vegetation growing outside the fence at the side of the track and in many cases it is spreading onto the track. Please ensure that you remove or reduce such vegetation and keep it under control so it doesn’t encroach onto the track. Please also use the road stone in the front and rear car parks to fill in any pot holes on the track adjoining your allotment.

For the longer term, we are now asking for one or two volunteers who would take responsibility for coordinating bigger tasks around the site, such as hedge trimming, car park strimming etc. These “maintenance leads” would not be expected to do all the tasks themselves, but could monitor the state of the site and work together with other volunteers to keep it well maintained throughout the year. Over many years, some of our senior members such as John Keating have done this, for which we are very grateful, but we now need additional volunteers to ensure the work carries on. The Association has a petrol strimmer and a hedge trimmer for use by members for this sort of work on site. Currently these tools are held for us by Margaret and John Keating and can be borrowed on request.

If you feel that you are able to offer some of your time and effort to help coordinate this essential maintenance, please let us know either by completing the form below, or speaking to a member of the committee.