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National Allotments Week

Did you know that it is National Allotments Week?

Find out more here.


Barbecue fun



Kate and Ken Withington were the big winners in this year’s allotment competitions, taking first place in four categories and second place in a further two.

The winners were announced at today’s barbecue.which was attended by a good number of plotholders, their friends and families.

The full list of winners is:

Full Plot

1st: Ken and Kate Withington

2nd: Clive Smith

3rd: Charlie Peters

Half Plot

1st: Lost the Plot

2nd: Ken and Kate Withington

3rd: John Betts

Largest root of potatoes

1st: Ken and Kate Withington

2nd: Charlie Peters

3rd: Clive Smith

Longest stick of rhubarb

Tied 1st: Dave Ward; Ken and Kate Withington

Sunday lunch plate

1st: Sheila Dunn

2nd: Ken and Kate Withington

3rd: Tony Fursland

Bunch of flowers

1st: Ken and Kate Withington

2nd: Pearl Barton

3rd: Terry Johnson

Largest strawberry

1st: Dave Young

Funniest vegetable

1st: Dave Young

It’s that time of year again!

Let’s hope the sun is shining on Sunday, July 21 when we hold our annual barbecue and competitions.

All plot holders and their families and friends will be welcome.

There will also be a raffle during the afternoon. If you want to donate a prize please bring it along on the day.

As usual, the competition categories are: best full plot; best half plot; largest root of potato; longest stick of rhubarb; Sunday lunch (two each of five different vegetables on a plate including potato); largest strawberry; bunch of flowers; funniest/largest vegetable.

The entry fee is £2.

The entry form can be found here. Please give your completed form and entry fee to any committee member. Some printed forms will be available by the shed in the main car park for members who do not have their own printer.

Judging of the best plots and half plots will take place on the evening of Wednesday, July 10. Other categories will be judged on the day of the barbecue.

The closing date for the plot categories is Friday, July 5