The new Committee would like to invite all members to an EGM to be held at the Community Barn on the allotment site on Saturday 11th May at 11am.
1. Proposed Rules for discussion/adoption (circulated prior to meeting)
2. Waiting List
3. Support for new plot holders
4. Biodiversity Plots
5. Site Equipment
6. Notice Board
7. Clearing alleyway
TAA Rules EGM 11-05-19.pdf
One of our plot holders has not been able to prepare his plot this year due to illness and was disheartened to find nature had taken over on his return so we have lent a helping hand to get the plot up and running again.
Fruit trees have burst into bloom on the site,could be a good year for fruit.
Toilets fitted with new flush systems
The toilets have had a major makeover during the winter and are nearly complete,flushes have been installed,so no need for jugs of water after use but these toilets are very labour intensive to keep clean and empty,this is carried out by nearby plot holders the toilets are cleaned at least twice a week, Children must be accompanied to the toilets as many do not understand the way the toilet operates we often have to clean up after them and release the door catch to let them out.
Volunteers added further improvements yesterday to link up drainage system in the car park with smaller connecting pipes to drain Marcet Road Allotment’s side,this has to be an ongoing project owing to the amount of silt that is washed down the driveway with each heavy rainfall and the wood chip pile that acts as a dam.
Some of the tap posts were found to have rotted,so have been replaced, if you have a problem with your nearest tap let us know.
The compostable toilets on site are undergoing improvements at the moment but are still in service,thanks goes out to all the folks who help keep these facilities clean and working the whole year,especially in Winter with no mains water available
Attempts are taking place by volunteers to improve the drainage in the car park area,these photos taken after 12 hours of heavy rain,seems to have greatly improved dispersal of water,second drain may be added later