As a sign that winter is approaching the water on the site will be turned off on Saturday September 30.
Fires can be lit from October 1 but only after 4pm. They must, however, not be left unattended and please take into consideration weather conditions which could allow fires to have an adverse effect on our neighbours.
A group of committee members and other plotholders set to work on the water-harvesting and composting area in the top car park at the weekend.
They painted the structure and levelled the ground behind it ready for the water barrels to be installed.
Strimming was also carried out on other areas of the site.
Pearl Barton kindly provided the volunteers with tea, coffee and bacon rolls when the work was finished.
The water-harvesting and composting area in the top car park is now complete – bar the painting.
A number of covered barrels will be placed behind it to collect rain water from the roof.
A trench has been dug out for a pipe to carry water from them to two barrels which will be sited on the opposite corner of the car park to make the water easily accessible to nearby plotholders.
It is hoped that eventually additional barrels will be placed elsewhere on the site to enable more plotholders to use the harvested water.
If you notice any mains water taps or pipes leaking at the allotment site please let Terry, our water officer, know. If you can’t find him on plot 18 email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our water is metered so the less we use the less we pay and that helps keep our plot rents down!
British Summer Time comes into force this Sunday which means that the earliest time you can start a bonfire at the allotments will be 4pm.
But if you’ve got anything you want to burn you’d better hurry up as the allotment rules say that bonfires are not allowed at all from April 1 to September 30.
As another sign that winter is finally over, the water at the site will be switched on on April 1.
Work has started on a new water-harvesting and composting area in the top car park which will allow for the storage of manure, grass cuttings, etc, and rain water.