Posted on December 13, 2012 by Dave
We are delighted to announce that the Farnham Allotments 2013 lecture will be delivered by the Head Gardener from Parham House, Sussex.
You can read more about the House and Gardens on the Parham House website.
Date: 20th March 2013
Time: 7pm – 9pm (with tea break)
Location: Farnham Town Council Offices, Farnham
Anyone interested in growing vegetables and gardening generally is invited. Attendance is free.
To reserve your place please contact us and let us know how many people will be in your party.
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Posted on September 28, 2012 by Dave
The latest waiting list figure for an allotment in Farnham is 111 people. Due to an increase in the turnover of allotments this has come down from a figure of 131 people earlier in the year.
If you would like to add your name to the allotment waiting list please contact us.
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Posted on March 6, 2012 by Dave
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!
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Posted on February 3, 2010 by Dave
If anyone is willing to take on this responsibility on either site please contact us and provide your contact details and plot number. Kevin will then come back to you.
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Posted on January 25, 2010 by Dave
Growing Vegetables On Allotments
3rd March 2010
Council Chamber in South Street, Farnham
Speaker: Mr Barry Newman
Barry has been a very successful vegetable grower for many years. He has also been a very successful exhibitor. Barry at present is Chairman of Southern area of the National Vegetable Society.
If you are going to come please let us know by contacting us so we can arrange refreshments.
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Posted on January 8, 2010 by kevin55
Happy New Year everyone!Due to the bad weather the twice-yearly site representative Liaison meeting has been cancelled for next week.
The meeting has now been re-arranged for 3rd February.
As ever if anyone has any requests for items to be discussed or raised either contact your representative OR reply to this post.
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Posted on August 17, 2009 by kevin55
It is with sadness that I have to report the death of Ron Watts MBE. Ron passed away on Sunday 9th August after a long illness.
Ron as you are aware judged our annual allotment competition for many years until this year but would have done it this year if we could have got him round the allotments. Ron also judged our allotment show from it inception and was always willing to help in any way he could.
I had known Ron for many years and he was such a gentleman. He will be sadly missed by us all.
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Posted on August 6, 2009 by kevin55
I have found that a petition has been started to try and stop Dow Agrosciences having the suspended chemical weedkiller reinstated that has contaminated so much manure. The petition is http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/aminopyralidban and I have signed it. I feel we need to try and stop this as so many crops have been affected by this problem.
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Posted on August 4, 2009 by Dave
The site competition winners have now been announced by the Town Council. The full list can be viewed over in the Competitions page. Congratulations to everybody!
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Posted on June 29, 2009 by lotty
I know that some allotment holders have been geting annoyed at the use of hosepipes on the plots so I thought I would quiz Kevin Taitt about it. His response was as follows:
Hosepipes are allowed on our allotments and are allowed to be used even when a hosepipe ban is issued for private gardens. Obviously if the situation was serious enough the Council would consider its options and decide on its course of action. We would expect allotment holders to act responsibly when using hosepipes on allotments at all times. We would expect allotment holders not to leave hosepipes unattended at anytime. I hope this clarify’s the situation for you.
I think it’s great we can use hosepipes but with the consideration of others – don’t plug your hose in and sit there for hours. Also if someone is using a hosepipe and you need water, I shouldn’t think that person would mind if you filled up your cans providing you let me know and connect them back up again.
Obviously with water at a premium, don’t let the heat go to your heads, be nice!
Take care and happy plotting, Lotty
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