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Sheds / unworked plots

16th April 2022 – SHEDS / UNWORKED PLOTS

Hi all,

The shed at the field  of Rosedale was found with the lock broken off, so keep an eye on yours.

The site is looking good, but one or two plots do not appear to have had any work done on them, let us know if you are having difficulties because it is not fair to adjoining plot holders to allow your weeds to seed onto theirs. If you do not intend to work it, also please let us know.

Wood chip and Manure

15th April 2022 – WOOD CHIP and MANURE

Hi All

Clive R has asked me to inform all members that a large supply of woodchip has been delivered at the Boscombe Road end please help yourselves.

There is a stack of logs in front of the tyre wall, these are seasoning for future use on the summer and winter Association BBQ’s

Please do not give away.

If you would like a few for your own plot that is fine.

Manure is also now available at the Rosedale road end

Happy Easter

Andrew

Chair

Veggie Talk – April 2022

VEGGIE TALK – APRIL 2022

SLUG PELLETS HAVE BEEN LEGALLY BANNED FROM NOW. You can still use organic pellets or beer traps.  Fobbing Garden centre recommended by a member.

Plant: seed potatoes, onion sets, shallots, radish.

Lime on ground helps to prevent clubroot on brassicas. Feed your soil to get more out of it e. g. Fish Blood and Bone, Manure, Compost, Bonemeal.

Meeting April 2022

MEETING APRIL 2022

Present:

D. Smith, M. Barnes, J. Bishop, C. Davison, A. Davison, C. Collins A. Collins, S. Simmonds, S. Cheeseman, C. Cheeseman, A. Osborn, C. Robertson, M. Watts, L. Dartnell.

Apologies:

G. Nicholson, S. Carter, T. Whibberley, K. Walsh, B. Childs, S & J. Beech.

Matters Arising:

Grow Organic has been delivered £6.50 per bag see Alan or Clive.

Rosedale Road Report:

Slight water leak has been fixed. Water has been turned on. Still waiting for manure. Alan has available (from Chadwell Shop) Seed potatoes, various varieties at £2.00 per bag (plus 1 bag free onion sets) Usual price £3.50 for the two. Water meter has been read by Water Company

Bull Meadow Report:

Shed roof blown completely off in the high winds. Plot holder to be notified. Slight leak on blue pipe needs to be checked. Water turned off for now. Padlocks have been put on taps.

Treasurer’s Report:

Balance £4,676.11 (Invoice for trees not yet received) Raffle raised £20.50 (well done Sheila/Clive)

A.O.B.

Work on trees completed, some damage was done to slabs on Deans plot. It was agreed to pay £70 from association towards this. There are a lot of logs available to whoever wants them.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS ANY MEMBER TO USE A CHAIN SAW TO CHOP THESE UP. THIS IS FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS, AND ALSO FOR INSURANCE REASONS.

Chadwell Allotment Association Shop would be grateful for help Sunday 9.30 – 12.

Open day will be on Saturday 13th August 10 a.m. – noon. Spare produce to sell, home made cakes and help would be appreciated.

Monday 11th there is a TASG meeting at Belmont Hall, Parker Road at 7.p.m. There should be a council rep present. All welcome. Still waiting to hear about scaffold boards.

Next meeting 7.p.m. Tyrells Hall Friday May 13th All welcome.

Veggie Talk March 2022

VEGGIE TALK – MARCH 2022

 Plots should by now have been prepared ready for planting. Plant shallots outside, also radish and spring onions under cloches. Greenhouse: leeks, sprouts, celeriac, brassicas ready for planting out when the soil warms up.

Meeting March 2022

MEETING MARCH 2022

Present:

S. Cheeseman, C. Cheeseman, D. Smith, M. Barnes, A. Collins, C. Collins, C. Robertson, S. Simmons, J. Bishop, A. Davison, C. Davison, A. Klecha, J. Priest, A. Osborn.

Apologies:

Mr. & Mrs. Beech, B. Childs, K. Fisher, G Ashurst, L. Dartnell, W. McNicholas, A. Diaz.

Matters Arising:

None

Rosedale Road Report:

Many thanks to the members who turned up at the work party to keep your site in order. It is appreciated. Alan needs to phone John regarding manure. Trough has been secured. Main shed roof to be repaired after damage from high winds. The work on the two trees will take place this Thursday, please do not use the Boscombe car park and keep the roadway clear. Thank you

Thanks to Andrew for disposing of the rubbish. There are some logs in the Boscombe car park, please help yourself. Water will be turned on 1st April – please do NOT wash produce in the troughs. If you notice that mud is building up in any trough, feel free to scoop it out!

Bull Meadow Report:

Thanks to members who turned up at the work party to keep your site in order. It is appreciated. Brush cutter blade sharpened at a cost of £8. Thanks to Alan and Stuart for converting the tanks to self – filling. Two padlocks needed. Weed killer needed (Alan) Hopefully shed will be started in March.

Treasurer’s Report:

Balance £4616.11 after Gro-organic paid for. Tree removal to cost £1,400. Treasurer will be absent from next meeting and will send balance via email to committee.7

A.O.B.

 We will try to sort out scaffold board delivery if possible. Chadwell Allotment Association shop is very short of help, if anyone has time especially on a Sunday 9 – 12 to help out, please let Alan know. They have a lot of different items in stock from seed potatoes, to compost to feed at good prices.  £1 to join for a year. BBQ for the Jubilee will take place on Friday 3rd June from 5 p.m. all welcome take something to cook and to drink. One plot on Rosedale is being halved ready to be let.

Next Meeting:

Friday 8th April 7.30 Tyrells Hall Club.

Meeting February 2022

MEETING FEBRUARY 2022

Present:

D Smith, M. Barnes, K. Fisher, G. Ashurst, A. Collins, C. Collins, J. Bishop, C. Robertson, S. Cheeseman, C. Cheeseman, J. Priest, A. Klecha, P.Jay, M. Runeckles, A. Davison, C. Davison, S. Simmons, L. Dartnell, M. Watts.

Apologies:

K. Walsh.

Matters Arising:

Last years Canterbury Festival was cancelled 3 weeks before it was due to take place, best to wait before deciding on an outing. Gro-Organic has been ordered. There are no scaffold boards available until at least end of March.

Rosedale Road Report:

Alan contacted lady for manure, she is going go try to get a smaller lorry. Some tanks to be connected to water. It was agreed by a majority present to pay for the removal of a conifer, and the topping of a sycamore at a cost of £1,400. On the days this is being done there will be no access to the Boscombe end car park.  Chippings have been delivered to Boscombe end. The two IBCs in Boscombe end car park need to be checked for leaks. One of the new troughs need to be checked as it looks as though the pallets underneath are a little dodgy! WORK PARTY SATURDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 10 A.M. TO NOON. PLEASE COME AND HELP IF YOU CAN.  IT IS APPRECIATED

Bull Meadow Report:

Alan and Andrew have installed ball cocks into tanks. Just a few jobs to do to get them up and running. Couple of padlocks for tap locks needed. Woodchip and manure needed. Welcome back Les! WORK PARTY NEEDED FOR SUNDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 10 a.m. – NOON

Please come along if you can make it, many hands make light work.

Treasurer’s Report

Balance £4,998.79. Peppercorn rent has been paid to Council. Obviously cost of tree work to be taken off, also cost of Gro Organic when invoices received. Raffle raised £19 (Well done Clive and Sheila)

A.O.B.

Clive R went along to the TASG meeting and informed us that the new leases will be discussed by the Council in 3 months’ time by the new Assett Team (short for land grabbers)

We will be having a Jubilee bonfire during the long weekend, date to be confirmed as Andrew cannot make the Saturday (possibly Friday??)

NEXT MEETING 7.30 FRIDAY 11TH MARCH TYRELLS HALL CLUB.