Merry Christmas – hope it has been a good growing year for you all. We’ve had a very productive year as an association, the shed came down and the container went in (thanks to Time Wiseman, Andy Wilson and Andrew Fairweather-Tall), we have a new noticeboard (thanks again to Tim Wiseman) and a back account thanks to the hard work of Dominic Parkinson (who has sadly left us as a committee member and allotment holder). We’ve had a several successful social and fundraising events thanks to Pam Wilson and Jenny Tamargo and everyone who attended. We also came 2nd as a site in the Oxford allotment competition as well as several individuals picking up awards.
The working parties have also been a success – we’ve managed to clear Danny’s old plot and bring it back into cultivation – a big thank you to everyone who has come along to those and supported.
A couple of notes and updates –
If you are burning stuff on your plot please please make sure its dead and dry. Look around to see if anyone is about and ensure the smoke will not disturb them. Avoid burning on warm days when it is likely that surrounding houses will have windows open and washing up. Please don’t burn rubbish, particularly plastics.
We are planning to develop the top area into a picnic/wildlife area and build in a special bonfire area. For the moment please avoid adding anything more to the bonfire as we need to get rid of it all before we can proceed. there is a lot of rubbish on there at the moment (old carpets etc) – it is a bonfire area not a rubbish tip!
Sadly we have lost Dominic Parkinson as treasurer but we have gained two new committee members….
Pam Wilson will be joining us as the new treasurer and Corrinne Prescott has joined us as co-field secretary. Thank you and welcome.
The association can’t run without committee members so please consider joining next year – we are always looking for members.