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.
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.
Proposed date for a May Day get together on the Community plot is Monday afternoon 7th May from 2pm,more details will follow.