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Road Works

Date posted: Monday 19th October 2020

Work on the allotment roads not tackled last time is starting this Wednesday 21st October and should take around two weeks to complete.

The work is being carried out by the same people who did the roads around the entrance gate. The crowns of the roads will be scooped off, to create a level track, while areas prone to flooding in heavy rain will be filled with limestone chips (‘scalpings’ for the technically inclined). A mini digger and dumper truck will be used.

The work is being done for a very reasonable price. There are a number of reasons for this, probably including companies being keen to get work in these disturbed times (and which explains the speed with which this is happening, since we only met with them on Friday). But the major factor in keeping the price down is that we have decided to keep the soil from the roads on-site, rather than pay for skips to dispose of it (at £600-700 each). There is a big dip in the ground between the compost toilets and the picnic tables, and the soil will be put there so that we will have a level surface.

This will mean that cars will not be able to park there from Wednesday morning onwards, and not for several months after until the soil has settled sufficiently. Also, please keep the road by the compost toilet clear so that the dumper truck can pass. We’re sorry about this, but hope you understand the reasons.

Please remember that if you park on the allotments, make sure that a piece of paper with your plot number on it is clearly visible through your windscreen.

If you have any questions or concerns, do send an email to

Plotholders Committee
October 2020

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