Is it me or has the horse in the adjacent field to Farnborough Road Allotment shrunk?
What is the general opinion of the hosepipe ban that has recently been applied by South East Water? Sensible precaution or a bl**dy cheek? Please use the comments section to raise any points or concerns that you may have.
This is a question that gets raised from time to time I am sure on all of the allotment sites.
As you all probably realise, the rents are subsidised to a significant level by FTC but still some people do question the value of their yearly rent. If the rents were not subsidised we would be paying many times what we do pay.
The liaison committee wanted to try to put together an overview of the benefits received by all FTC allotment holders.
I appreciate that this is potentially a hot topic so we welcome all feedback in the comments below.
- 4 allotment newsletter on a seasonal basis
- 1 free winter lecture (with half-time refreshments!)
- A yearly allotment show held at The Maltings
- Yearly scarecrow competition
- Yearly PumpKing competition
- Yearly allotment competition (best plots)
- Site maintenance
- Water at no extra cost
- A yearly seed purchase saving scheme
- A yearly BBQ (all invited)
- Friendly help at the end of a ‘phone from Kevin
- This website!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.
Happy New Year!
The next liaison group meeting is to be held on the 1st of February.
- Any issues you have with your allotment or site
- Suggestions or comments regarding our yearly competitions
- Suggestion or comments regarding our yearly winter lecture
- Beekeeping on your site
- Any other business relating to Farnham allotments
It’s good to see that the main path has been mowed and that at least two plots have been reallocated to new plot holders who have already made a start on clearing them.
Hopefully everyone on the Six Bells site will encourage them with kind words or offers of help/plants etc.
THE childrens festival – designed by children, for children, filled with over 100 brilliant and exciting activities, including the world famous Custard Slide, the Jellie Wellies Obstacle Course, Nitrogen Ice Cream and many others…find out more on the ‘What’s On’ tab.
Farnham Town Centre, Surrey
September 10th & 11th 2011
Evening entertainment 6-11pm
For more information visit http://www.kidsfestuk.org.uk
We knew something was. And not birds. None were left half pecked at. They just disappeared. We were worried it was mice or rats. In fact it was a family of voles. (They have, we hope, moved on now). They seem to have nipped the stalk behind the strawberry and taken the whole thing back to their nest – though we did not directly observe this. Does anyone know, are they really that clever?
Amusing to discover your identity whilst chatting with you at the pub the other night! It’s a small world. You’ve been absent from here for a while – must be time for you to post us something interesting from the 6-Bells plots.
Catch up again soon over a pint or 2!