We're kicking off at 5.30pm by the main gain. Some food will be provided, but donations welcome. Please bring your own drink.
Autumn Work Days!
Saturday 19 Oct, 2013
Saturday 2 Nov, 2013
We are also planning a series of work days to improve our facilities, as well as carrying out some general maintenance. These will benefit all of us. We hope that you will be able to help out with some of the jobs - in
the current economic climate we cannot rely on any help from the council so we must look after Framfield ourselves.
Sat 19th October (10-15 volunteers needed)
Planned jobs for this day include clearing out one of our storage areas, pruning the plum orchard and roadways, and painting the outside of the toilets. There should be jobs suitable for children.
Sat 2nd November (10-15 volunteers needed)
The jobs include removing the existing meeting area roof, bonfire building and preparation for a new concrete access ramp for the toilets. These are not suitable for children.
On both dates, please meet by the kitchen at 10:30. Many hands (and baked goods) make light work so we always welcome a volunteer or two to help make tea, and donations of cakes and baked goods!
Many thanks in advance for your help.
Rent Collection (5th 6th, 12th and 13th Oct 2013)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
It's that time of year again... Rent Collection
By now, you should receive your rent letter from the council. The rate for this year is £17.60 per pole. Tony will be collecting rents in the kitchen on the 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th from from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please bring proof of entitlement to discounts with you, if applicable.
We will also be collecting membership subscriptions of £5.00 per plot at this
time. This is the first increase that we have had since the Association was
formed in 2007. We use this to cover our rising annual running
Many of our individual plot holders also did well. Congratulations to:
We are delighted to post that Framfield won the Large Allotment Site for the second year running!Many thanks to all of those who help keep Framfield looking so good!
Other category winners:
We would also like to pass on our congratulations to Oldfields Allotments who have won a Gold award in this years London in Bloom competition. A fantastic achievement!
Well done to all!
Horsenden Allotments are setting up a new committee, and have identified several vacant plots within their sites. They do not yet have a waiting list. If you are interested, please contact Eddie Weston (firstname.lastname@example.org)If you would prefer to wait for a plot in Framfield, we are happy to have you. Please reach out to Site Manager Tony Lewis (mobile 07943 847130) for more details.
Framfield Allotments are full, and maintains a waiting list for plot turn over. Please reach out to Tony Lewis (mobile 07943 847130) if you want to be put on the waiting list.
However, Brentham Allotments near Hanger Lane, have a number of plots becoming
vacant soon. They do not have many people on their waiting list. If you are interested in an allotment, do consider reaching out to manager Patrick Williams (email@example.com)
How to make your allotment or garden attractive to insects, birds and other wildilfe
We are very pleased to be featured in the Guardian Gardens last weekend following Framfield's win in the Big Wildlife Gardening Competition. Check out the article with quotes from our very own Dennis Wilkinson.
We are delighted to announce that we are the national winners of the Community Garden section of the The Big Wildlife Garden competition. This is organised by the RHS and the Wildlife Trusts, and sponsored by DEFRA, so is a very prestigous award.
We would like to thank Dennis who was the inspiration behind the pond, and all of the people who have worked so hard to look after the area.
Well done everybody!