The February 2012 Allotment Liaison Group Meeting Minutes can now be downloaded.
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!
After attending the allotment meeting yesterday I learnt that Neville Watkins sadly passed away last week following an ongoing battle with his health. Although I did not know him personally Neville had a plot on the West Street Allotment for 40 years and was known by everyone for his amazing ability to grow Iris and Dahlias.
Neville was a keen gardener and was a member of the British Iris Association and was always happy to provide advice and a few flowers to people showing an interest.
Jenny Williams put it to the liason group that a new category should be added to the allotment show for ‘Best single Dahlia stem’ in memory of Neville which was agreed with great enthusiasm. It was decided to use Dahlias as Iris would not be viable for July. All details of the allotment show will be posted onto the site soon so keep visiting!