We will be holding two work parties on the 10th and 11th November. We will be putting in a new path from the top road through to the play area, plus tidying the car parks, and other jobs around the site. Please come along, meet your fellow plotholders and do your bit for the site we all share.
Thanks to all those who came along on the 7th and paid their rent. Can everyone else please come down this Sunday and settle their account too. We ask everyone to come to the shop at these times so that the committee, who are all volunteers and give up our own time run the site, can get everything done in a reasonable amount of time. If you don’t pay your rent at these sessions, it means we have to spend time figuring out who you all are, contacting you, and processing and recording the payments later on. This can add up to a significant amount of time!
We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday.
We will be taking rent payments in the shop the next two Sundays, 7th and 14th October, between 11 and 1. The annual rent was increased at the AGM last week to account for increasing costs. Full rent for a 10 pole plot is now £25. Full rent for a half plot (5 poles) is £12.50.
Concessions are available for the unwaged for the first plot only: £15 for a full plot, £7.50 for a half.
Please come in and pay your rent at one of these times, we look forward to seeing you!
The East Ward Allotment Association AGM will be held on the 30th September from 10-11 in the shop. We will be voting on a rent increase from £21 to £25 per year (full rates, concessions will still be available), to cover rising costs. The chair will also report on the years activities and future plan, and we will confirm committee members and officers for the 2018-2019 season.
Rent Days will follow – please come to the allotment shop on either 7th or 14th October between 11 and 1 to pay your rent in person.
We now have Solent Wight and Vallelado garlic in the shop for autumn planting, only 75p per bulb.
Come along to the EWAA shop with your apple harvest for our:
Apple pressing day!
Sunday 23rd September
12.00 – 2.00
Get collecting your apples and bring them along. We will be making cider and apple juice.
Bring a couple of screw-top bottles if possible.
Any questions – email Meryl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a delivery of farmyard manure, with piles located at the top of each road. It’s £2.50 per barrowload (the supplier has increased his charges this year). Please pay at the shop on Sunday, or put in an envelope with plot number on it, in the letterbox or under the door of the shop.
A limited supply of mushroom compost is now available in the shop at £3 per bag. Each bag is 50lb (approx 100 litres), and contains wood-free compost which has been used to grow organically produced mushrooms. Spent mushroom compost is one of the best soil conditioners going. It is rich in nutrients and adds humus to the soil, making it much more easily worked.
We now have onion sets (35p / 100g) , Aquadulca broad beans (35p / 100g) and more brassica seedlings (£1.50 / tray of 9 ) in the shop, which is open from 11 to 12 on Sunday
It’s that time again! The Annual General Meeting of the Allotment Association will be held on Sunday 30th September, at 10 am in the Allotment Shop. We are proposing a small rent rise to cover increasing costs, but ours will remain one of the lowest rents in the city.
Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there – this is your opportunity to hear about the work the EWAA committee do to keep the site running effectively and to ask any questions. If you may be interested in joining the committee, please do email us, or chat to a committee member in the shop or on site – we particularly need someone to take on the secretary role, including maintaining the website.
Following the AGM, rents will come due, and we will be taking payments in the shop on the 7th and the 14th of October from 11 until 1.