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Royal Paddocks Allotments
Committee Notices

2019 AGM

First Aid on site

No Bonfires

Plant Disease Alert

2019 AGM

The Royal Paddocks Allotments 2019 AGM was held on Thursday 14th November at the Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club.

Click here to read the chairman’s speech (opens/saves as PDF).

Click here to see the photo gallery of the AGM.

Click here to read the social secretary’s speech – to follow.

Click here to see the 2019/20 Plotholders’ Committee.

Click here to read more.

Water at the RPA. What does the future hold?

Water at the RPA. What does the future hold?

Climate scientists tell us that we can expect more extreme weather events in future.

Hot dry summers interspersed with areas of very low pressure and torrential downpours may well become the norm. Whether or not there is immediate cause for concern about the supply of water at the Paddocks Allotment site, climate change will almost certainly prove challenging to both commercial growers and plot holders alike.

The small “Water Group” that was set up in Spring 2019 has attempted to look at how we might respond to these challenges.

Click here to read more.

Free pallets

Wooden pallets make an excellent surround for compost heaps, and Stuart Wisdom of Tiles of Wisdom has kindly said that he can deliver pallets to the allotments for free.

We need to get an idea of the potential demand, so if you are interested please send an email to plotholderscommittee@paddocks-allotments.org.uk. Say how many pallets you would like (3 make a good compost surround).

Beekeeping at RPA

Beekeeping at RPA

Beekeeping is a fascinating, addictive, expensive and rewarding hobby.

There have been beehives at the RPA for many years, tended by experienced beekeepers with plots on the periphery so that the bees can forage without causing too much disruption.

About six years ago, following a number of requests to keep bees at the RPA

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Bees, Autumn webs, indigo, frog, let's hear it for ivy! and chiffchaffs

Bees, Autumn webs, indigo, frog, let's hear it for ivy! and chiffchaffs

The bees are making the most of the sun when it comes out between the heavy rains – yesterday the heavens opened in a torrential downpour with thunder and lightning over Richmond Station.

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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

Do you want to put your name down for a plot? Click here to find out how.

Allotment main entrance opening time

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