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  • The RPA Centenary History Book

    Date posted: Wednesday 12th January 2022

    The RPA Centenary History Book

    Do you know?
    How the RPA was granted use of Royal land?
    Where our water comes from?
    Why sheds were a hot topic?
    That we had a show garden at the biggest flower show in the world?

    All this and more is in our Centenary History Book which makes a great introduction to the Royal Paddocks Allotments for new tenants, and anyone interested in the development of the allotment movement.

    Click here to read the full story.

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  • RPA video - Salad Days 2020

    Date posted: Friday 31st December 2021

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  • New Committee in place for 2021-22

    Date posted: Sunday 5th December 2021

    The RPA Plotholders Committee met after the AGM and confirmed the three formal positions required by the Constitution

    Chair: Karen Saywell
    Secretary: Angela Kilenyi
    Treasurer: Andrew Stanley

    Click here for full details of the Plotholders Committee.

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  • Hedge laying continues

    Date posted: Sunday 5th December 2021

    Hedge laying continues

    Hedgelaying December 2021

    Plotholders along the South Road may have noticed some activity behind their plots recently.

    Under the watchful eye of plotholder Andrew Saunders, a team from The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) has been hard at work

    Click here to read the full story.

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  • Best Plots Awards AGM 12.11.2021

    Date posted: Monday 22nd November 2021

    Best Plots Awards AGM 12.11.2021
    Presented in reverse order:

    Derek Mason Cup for Best Newcomer:

    3rd: plot 39B – Alison and Lorenz Williams (taken on in April 2021)
    Great start digging over and on course with planting up

    2nd: plot 196F – Vladimir Valionkin & Gintare Janaviciute (taken on September 2021)
    A lot of work clearing plot and tidying up. Very neat with good quality crops

    1st: plot 12F – Angela Kilenyi & Fiona Orsini (taken on in November 2020)
    Really well cleared up since taking on. Well laid out with good variety of crops

    Best Half Plot

    3rd: plot 132F – James and Claire Sleigh
    Nicely laid out plot, with well tended dwarf fruit trees

    2nd: plot 132B – David and Julie Lainchbury
    A neat plot with good mix of fruit, veg and flowers

    1st: plot 153F – Pamela & David Boyd
    Well laid out, weed-free plot with lovely aubergines and climbing courgettes

    Best Full Plot

    3rd: plot 106 – Alex and James McCann
    Very productive with great variety. Good use of wall with lovely aubergines and chillies

    2nd: plot 67 – Mary Downham
    Great use of space and good lay-out. Lovely squash arch, good mix of quality fruit, veg and flowers

    1st: plot 4 – Carol Ager
    Immaculate, well laid out plot, packed full of veg, fruit and flowers. Lovely squash climbing frame.

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  • RPA AGM 2021

    Date posted: Tuesday 9th November 2021

    Do please come to the RPA’s AGM this Friday at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, on the corner of Ferry Road and Kingston Road. We need 40 to be quorate, which is necessary for approving the Treasurer’s Report, 2020 minutes and electing the new committee for the coming year. And you will hear about what has been happening over the past year and see the best plots awards.

    Click here to read the full story.

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  • 2021 AGM

    Date posted: Monday 18th October 2021

    The Royal Paddocks Allotments’ 2021 AGM will be on Friday 12th November at the Landmark Arts Centre in Ferry Road, Teddington.

    Click here to read the full story.

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  • Putting the pumps to bed for the winter

    Date posted: Monday 18th October 2021

    Putting the pumps to bed for the winter

    RPA pump, covered for winter

    The growing season draws to a close and during the first week of November your Pump Team will be putting the pumps to bed for the winter. Can we remind plotholders that now is the time to make sure that the tanks are topped up so that we have a supply of clean water to work with when we recommission next spring. And please do not be tempted to remove the covers once in place.

    Click here to read the full story.

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  • History Book orders

    Date posted: Monday 18th October 2021

    History Book orders

    The first print run of 100 RPA history books has almost sold out and we are going to order a second batch.

    Click here to read the full story.

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