Newsletter – April 2021


Dear Plot holder,

Just to let you all know what is going on as some people seem under the impression that hose pipes are banned this year, or that you have to ask someone to unlock a tap before you can use one.

We have put 9 water troughs in place at Rosedale Road – as you use the water they will automatically be refilled. DO NOT WASH PRODUCE/BOOTS IN THESE, USE A BUCKET PLEASE OR THEY WILL FILL WITH MUD.  These will be plumbed in ready for use very soon.  Many thanks to the people who turned up to help with this – you know who you are!

It seems that some of you did not receive he e-mail asking for help. I will have to make sure that you do in future! Many hands make socially distanced light work.

Hose pipes are not banned during this growing season 2021, and you will not have to ask a committee member to remove locks. THE LOCKS ON THE TAPS THAT FEED THE TROUGHS MUST NOT BE REMOVED. Some taps will remain open, a few have had to be blocked because of problems with feeds or access.

HOWEVER, HOSEPIPES MUST ONLY BE USED SPARINGLY BEFORE 10 A.M. AND AFTER 6 P.M as stated in your tenancy agreement. If you are found to be using hose pipes outside these hours you will receive a first warning letter.  Hopefully with your co-operation none will have to be sent.  Conservation of water is important in this day and age, and if we save on the water bills, we will be able to do more on site, e.g., maybe hire a skip from time to time for rubbish from the site.

This will give you one growing season to sort out water storage on your plot, and a winter to have them fill with rainwater.

 From October 2021 hosepipes will be banned, and taps either taken away or locked off. After this date a delegated person/s will fill up your IBC or barrels for a charge to be decided, probably £4-£5 for an IBC tank full.

This is a much fairer system.

Before the date that subs are due you will be sent a new agreement which will include any changes. When that agreement is signed and returned you will be sent your invoice for the year.

Chairman: Andrew Klecha – 01375 386452

Treasurer: Elaine Stevens -01375 380581

Secretary: Chris Collins – 078408 21758

Membership: Sheila Cheeseman – 01375 382679

Committee Members: Clive Cheeseman – 01375 382679                                     Dean Smith – 07708 949657