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Committee Notices

2019 AGM

First Aid on site

No Bonfires

Plant Disease Alert

Plotholders’ Question Time

Plotholders' Question Time

Plotholders’ Question Time

Sunday 9 February 12.30 – 1.30pm

Come along with your questions for our panel of home-grown experts to mull over.

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Bird Walk  01.12.19

Bird Walk 01.12.19

A keen group of bird spotters assembled at the entrance gates for an early 8.00am bird spotting walk, led by Jon Tarlton.

Jon took us round the perimeter roads of the RPA site, identifying and providing a wealth of information about the birds flying over and on plots and site edges. We learned that there are four sorts of pigeon – collared doves, stock doves and wood pigeons in addition to our much-maligned feral pigeons – WW2 heroes!

One of the two kestrels now seen regularly made an appearance, and the high spot was a good view of a reed bunting in amongst undergrowth and two greenfinches foraging on bramble for late fruit – they haven’t been seen on site for a while!

We logged 22 different birds, not bad for an hour’s walk round. It was a great way to start the day, thanks to Jon and his ornithological knowledge and interest.

Watch this space for Jon’s next birdwalk. We’ll announce the date for the first 2020 walk early in the new year.All welcome to see what New Year birds we can spot!

Click here for a PDF of all the birds spotted during the walk.

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 Say how many pallets you would like (3 make a good compost surround).

Happy New Year, 'Was haeil', apple tree wassail and new growth

Happy New Year, 'Was haeil', apple tree wassail and new growth

A very Happy, Peaceful and Fruitful New Year to you all and ‘Waes haeil’!

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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.