We were aiming for a bench making sunday 17th but haven’t come up with the goods.
Instead we are coating the site next to the hut with black plastic to try to kill off the weeds that are flourishing and enjoying this lovely summer far too much.
The plan is to leave it covered until next spring when we can try again to create a meadow for the wildlife and for the users of the allotment to enjoy.
If you would like to come and join us we are meeting Sunday at 2pm at the Hut on the upper site.
There will be cups of tea and cake to enjoy while we watch Paul digging.
Here’s a picture of the committee planning the work.
I am sorry to inform you of break ins reported at the allotment, please see PC Savills message and details below
If you need to cheer yourself up at this news there is our pub get together on tuesday 1st May at the Charles Napier and our seedling swap sunday for a cuppa and cake on Sunday 13th May at 1pm.
Come and join us and see how the wildlife meadow is coming along next to the hut.
Stacey the Secretary at plot 70
MESSAGE FROM PC MATT SAVILL
I wanted to make you aware that over the past 48 hours, we have received two reports of Allotment sheds being broken into and property having been stolen. Please could you make your Allotment users aware of the shed breaks and to report any suspicious activity to the Police as quickly as possible either by calling 101 for non- emergencies or 999 if a crime is taking place at that time.
There will be extra Police patrols around Allotments to try and deter any offenders.
Thank you for your time.
PC Matt Savill CS056
Prevention, East Team
Brighton & Hove Division
Crowhurst Road Police Station, Hollingbury, BN1 8AF
Contact 101 ext 558171
There is a citizen science project from University of Sussex called TEAM POLLINATE which is working with growers across the city to learn more about the importance of pollinators and their role in the harvesting of home grown food.
This is co ordinated by Dr Beth Nicholls and she is looking for volunteers to sign up.
more info here www.teampollinate.co.uk
A reminder for a free event tomorrow you can attend which explains more
8th April 10-noon at Moulsecoomb Forest Garden.
More info here: www.teampollinate.co.uk/training
If you need any further information about whats involved please don’t hesitate to contact Beth and her team at the website.