Is your plot number clearly visible?

The plot inspection takes place this weekend, so please make sure that your plot number is on display at the front boundary, and is large enough to spot easily.

This is a huge help to the inspection team who need to work their way round the whole site – that’s more than 200 plots!

It doesn’t need to be a fancy sign, just clear.

With thanks in advance.

EWAA Committee

New padlocks on all gates

Because the gate padlocks had become increasingly unreliable they were all replaced yesterday.

KEYS: All existing keys should work. Please leave a message here if yours doesn’t.

STIFFNESS: The new padlocks can be a bit stiff to close. They need a firm push. We are working to make the mechanisms smoother. Please bear with us!

EWAA Committee

More Unwanted Items

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.

EWAA Committee

Neighbourly good practice

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.

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Timber: We MUST NOT help ourselves to wood of any kind – timber or branches – from the OUWG site (Boundary Brook Nature Park).

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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!

Wishing you all a joyful Easter!

EWAA Committee

Preparing the troughs for the growing season

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.

Thanks you!

EWAA Committee

VEHICLES PERMITTED – please drive carefully!

Much to everyone’s relief, the ground is now firm enough for vehicles to use the lanes. Please respect the following:

  • Guide and accompany any delivery driver who you invite onto the site
  • No U-turns – manoeuvres destroy the edges
  • No parking on the lanes. Unload/load up, and then park your vehicle outside the boundary fence. We are in the happy position of having two designated car park.

EWAA Committee