Allotments

Allotments

Help Required at Allotments - Volunteers Required for the following activities:-

Work next weekend – Saturday 9th June 2012 starting 9.00 a.m. onwards

1. Simple traffic management whilst 40 tonnes of hardcore is moved from corner to allotments - high viz jackets provided.

2. Erect Polytunnel frame and cover with sheeting- please bring spades, allen keys and step ladders

3. Weeding of dock leaves from unattended plots before they self seed

4. Erection of a post for the water tap

5. Grass cuttingof paths (mower provided)

On behalf of Gravel Pit Allotments Association (GPAA)  Committee

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The new NatSol Compost Toilet was installed and completed today.

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Crossover installed.

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more showers arrived today….

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The majority of the plots have now been taken and the allotments are slowly transforming, as holders start to cultivate their plots and plant fruit and vegetables. If you are interested in a plot, please contact us, we still have a few available.

But we’ve had another heavy April shower today, so I think it might be a few days, before any more planting occurs. I’m holding off waiting for my plot to dry out, so I can get my earlies potatoes planted, which may turn into a main crop, if the showers continue.

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Promised snow today, but the allotments, just oustide the “snow zone” which fell on the Wolds in the background, although no snow, we’ve had heavy rain showers all day.

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I am very pleased to be able to invite you to come and get your allotment!

Members of the committee will be at the allotments on Saturday 31st March between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm and on Sunday 1st April between 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm to welcome you and to show you your plot.  Please print out the tenancy agreement on the website, complete it as far as possible, and bring it with you along with your payment - cash or cheques, please.  Cheques payable to Gravel Pit Allotment Association.

We had hoped to be able to offer plots for £25 a year.  Unfortunately, our insurance costs have been far greater than expected and we have had to increase plot rents to £40 a year.  This will be payable in one go in April or, if you prefer, you can pay £20 in April and a further £20 in October.

If you are unable to come along on Saturday 31st March between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm and on Sunday 1st April between 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm then please post your agreement to me with your payment.  Please note that you will not be able to start gardening until we have received your agreement and payment.

Our Consitution and Policies (Environmental and Sustainability Policy, Health and Safety policy, Equal Opportunities Policy) are available to read on the website, but if you have any queries please feel free to contact me.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Denise Mitchell
Secretary, Gravel Pit Allotments Association

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday 4th April 2012
The Village Hall, Yapham
7.00pm to 9.00 pm

The Gravel Pit Allotments Association is now three years old.

Please come along to our AGM to check our progress so far
and hear our plans for the future.

In particular, if you are resident in the Parish and
interested in an allotment, we’d love to meet you.

Don’t forget, more information and contact details are
available on our website

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Compost bins start to arrive for the allotments

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An early start again today, Suzanne (Chairperson), Andrew (her partner), Will (Chair’s Son), Myself and Lindsey (my partner) continue to lay the turf. The turf will form the walkways around the allotments.

Today we’ve completed laying all 326 turfs that arrived on 5 pallets, we’ve been raking, watering, weeding, levelling, and moving turf! We had to move the original turf strip, put down on Day 1, because we did not have enough turf for the middle strip!

(please do not walk on the grass, when visting the site, it’s been recently laid!)

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An early start today, Suzanne (Chairperson), Andrew (her partner) and myself continue to lay the turf. The turf will form the walkways around the allotments.

Andrew has conducted many man hours of work for Gravel Pit Allotments Association. (levelling, dragging, digging, tree and hedge cutting, hedge laying, turf laying etc) - items that have been continuing in the background, possibly “unseen” that have helped the Association get to this position today.

So Andrew, if your reading - On behalf of Gravel Pit Allotments Association I would like to say a “Big Thank You!”.

(please do not walk on the grass, when visting the site, it’s been recently laid!)

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Inturf delivered the turf at 9.30am today, so Suzanne (Chairperson), Denise (Secretary) and myself started to lay the turf. The turf will form the walkways around the allotments.

(please do not walk on the grass, when visting the site, it’s been recently laid!)

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Road shavings distributed over the new car park area.

The new car park standing has been created to allow vistors with cars to park on-site and avoid parking in the car passing place, which is immediately opposite the entrance gate.

When visiting the allotments, could you please park in the car park.

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I drove past the alloments today, and notice a pile of road shavings destined for the allotment car park. I do not think the contractor could get through the newly erected gate!

These road shavings have come from Feoffee Lane, where recent contractors have been performing road maintenance for East Riding of Yorkshire Council Highways.

The car park standing has been created to allow vistors with cars to park on-site and avoid parking in the car passing place, which is immediately opposite the entrance gate.

When visiting the allotments, could you please park in the car park.

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A new gate is installed at the allotments entrance.

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