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Important announcement about Coronavirus (COVID-19) temporary arrangements

Date posted: Thursday 19th March 2020

Please note that the Plotholders’ Committee has decided with great regret to close the Seed Store (Office and Café) on Sundays until further notice.

This is the result of the Government’s firm advice to avoid gatherings of this kind. It would not be fair to put our wonderful volunteers there and fellow Plotholders at greater risk.

We will keep the situation under review for the café and for our other events that we are having to cancel or postpone, and trust that life will return to normal before too long. That partly depends on us all doing our bit.

In the meantime, we are sure that many will find our site the perfect place to self- isolate or practice occasional social distancing – something for which some of us partly took on our plots in the first place. So please remember your flask and please enjoy and sustain the peace and quiet of our beautiful site. By all means do your bit to keep up the spirits of other plotholders but please also remember to keep a suitable distance of two metres apart from others, and make sure that any accompanying children know to do the same.

We will be closing the site office on Sundays, so if you wish to contact the Committee for any reason then please contact us through the website, by email to info@paddocks-allotments.org.uk or by leaving a snail mail letter in the letter box in the side of the shed just inside the pedestrian gate. We will also be receiving new applications to join by the same method and keeping a record of them on a waiting list so we can process them when access allows.

If you need anything else to keep you and your children occupied at home, why not think up some wonderful ways in which we can plan to celebrate next year the one hundredth anniversary of the granting of the site to local allotment holders in June 1921, in the aftermath of the First World War and the horrific influenza epidemic thereafter. We welcome all suitable practicable ideas in the confidence that we will get through all this and can plan to celebrate on the other side – and we do mean on our site!

Plotholders’ Committee

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