The allotment is not a suitable place for passing on domestic equipment that is no longer needed. Please DO NOT bring your castoffs onto the site.
If the baby, toddler, and small child items left outside the EWAA Shop are yours, offer them to the general public outside your home instead. And if you know who left them there, please pass on this message.
As the new growing season gets underway, here are a few things for all of us to keep in mind as we move around the site:
Paths: The narrow paths between plots are not thoroughfares, so please take the long way round and stick to the wide lanes.
Timber: We MUST NOT help ourselves to wood of any kind – timber or branches – from the OUWG site (Boundary Brook Nature Park).
Visitors: You are responsible for anyone you invite onto the allotment site, so do make sure they respect all our rules, and note that Oxford City Council (our landlord) does not permit visiting dogs – only plot-holder pooches please!
The water supply is running, but a number of the troughs are quite clogged with earth and debris. The Covid-19 restrictions have prevented site work parties for many months, so if anyone has a bit of time to spare and could clean out a nearby trough, that would be much appreciated.
If you do decide to tackle this spring cleaning task, please leave any frog spawn undisturbed, and deposit the silt on a plot rather than leaving it on the grass lane, because that makes mowing tricky.
Our neighbours at the OUWG, who manage the nature park, generously provide EWAA allotment members with a supply of peasticks each spring, in the form of hazel branches coppiced in the autumn.
From Sunday (March 21st) this year’s supply will be left just inside the gate that leads from the shop lane onto the OUWG land, to the left as you stand with your back to the shop. The pile will be clearly signed, so plot-holders are welcome to help themselves.
NB – There is an extensive planting project underway on the Boundary Brook Nature Reserve, so please do not remove wood or vegetation from any other spot.
We are delighted that the shop can open again in time for the Easter weekend! And because it has been closed for so long the team of volunteers has decided to open 10am~12 noon on both Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th April.
Social distancing rules will still apply, so these are the arrangements:
No customers inside the shop
Please queue outside, keep your distance, and use a face covering if possible
Payment by card only, at the window
Goods will be placed on the step for you
Please bring your own carrier bags or wheelbarrow
There’s a list on theShoppage of what is currently available to buy.