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Committee Notices


No More Bonfires

Plant Disease Alert

Royal Paddocks Allotments ‘Tracks’ – Repair and Maintenance Project 2019

Royal Paddocks Allotments ‘Tracks’ – Repair and Maintenance Project 2019

What to do about the Tracks?

A frequent item at Committee meetings has long been the maintenance of our tracks. There have been many attempts by volunteers to improve the rutted surfaces – essentially by tipping in and pounding coarse grade crushed limestone to make level. Not easy. Even the delivery of the material has been problematic, involving craning bulk bags over the wall and then wheelbarrowing as needed.

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Jersey Tigers and froglets

Jersey Tigers and froglets

This large, hairy caterpillar was discovered lurking under a tissue at the base of my old apple tree. Approx 5cm long with dark green spots, it didn’t feature in my trusty manual, ‘Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe’ (Michael Chinery 1986) so I went on to the London Natural History Society Facebook page and someone identified it as a Jersey Tiger, but missing the orange markings.

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Seed Store cafe welcome sign

Seed Store cafe

Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and delicious homemade cakes.
Open every Sunday:
11am - 12:30pm

Allotment main entrance - unlocked padlock

Waiting list now open

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Allotment main entrance opening time

Opening and closing times throughout the year can be found here.