Julie on Plot 32, reports that she has found a pair of Pheasants have nested close to her compost bin. There are three eggs in the nest so please do not disturb the family and take particular care if you have to pass this particular pot. Thank you.
Last month we had a visit from Year 5 pupils from the Churchill Primary School and they very kindly sent a thank you note to the Society Members who helped show them around the site. It is good to know they appreciated the visit!
You are invited to John & Pat Meloy’s Afternoon Tea Party which is being held at their home (1 Apple Close, Hawkinge, CT18 7QB) this coming Saturday 25th May, from 2 o’clock onwards.
There will be Cream Teas available as well as quiche and a huge variety of cakes. There will also be a raffle, plants for sale and bric-a-brac.
All the funds raised will be shared equally between the Allotment Society and Alzheimer’s Society. Please come along and support this event if you possible can and help two very worthwhile causes!
Due to the bad weather at our event at the beginning of April, we are having another try this Saturday. If you can spare an hour or two Saturday morning there is a lot of painting that needs attention on our furniture that we use outside the clubhouse. Hope to see you then!
Working Party Weekend
This coming weekend we are holding our first major event, catching up on all the jobs around the site that need attention. The first task on Saturday morning is to re-varnish all the tables and chairs that have spent the winter drying out in the clubhouse. Chris our site-manager will be around on both Saturday and Sunday to supervise and oversee all the work that needs doing. He will be there from 10 o’clock in the morning on both days and if you can spare a couple of hours on either day your help and assistance will be much appreciated.
As next Sunday is the first Sunday in the month, we will as usual have our monthly coffee morning, along side the working party activities. There will be the usual refreshments as well as some home-made cake!
We will also be holding a sale of various pieces of equipment the Society has acquired over the years that people have either donated or abandon when they have given up their plot. A complete list follows:-
- Sundry netting, Tarpaulins and plastic.
- One water butt
- Abandoned Poly tunnel poles
- Kitchen garden cloches.
- Wheelbarrow wheels
- Bar B Q.
- Hand tiller
- Sundry wire fence pieces
- Potting table
- Qualcast hand mower
- Mains Electric Shredders x2
- Wire weld fencing frames
- Wooden pallets
- Sundry garden tools, forks, spades, rakes, hoes etc.
- Petrol Strimmer
- Petrol Chain Saw
- Electric Hedge Trimmer
Prices will be available on the day and negotiable.
We hope you will be able to join us, your help and support is much appreciated and helps to keep the site safe, neat and tidy for us all to enjoy.
A SHORT REMINDER THAT THE AGM IS BEING HELD TOMORROW EVENING IN THE HAWKINGE FOOTBALL SPORTS PAVILLION WHICH IS LOCATED OFF THE OLD SERVICE ROAD FOR THE REFUSE CENTRE, (NOW FLISHERS).
THE BOTTOM GATE, OFF THE A259 WILL BE OPEN TO ALLOW ACCESS TO THE PAVILLION FROM 6:30PM AS THERE WILL BE FOOTBALL TRAINING ON THE FIELD AT THE SAME TIME. THERE SHOULD BE AMPLE PARKING FOR ALL.
THE AGM WILL COMMENCE AT 7:30PM AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVIALABLE FROM 7PM.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING AS MANY OF YOU THERE AS POSSIBLE.
NICK LORD, CHAIRMAN
A good friend of the Society has laid some traps along the centre pathway at the allotments to try and catch some of the moles who are leaving their mark on several plots as well as the path.
Please be careful not to disturb them when walking along the paths and if you see any fresh mole hills please leave them in tact so that the mole catcher knows where to site and further traps.
Please find attached to this post a copy of the agenda for this years AGM which is being held in the Football Pavillion on the evening of 6th February. All the timings and access details are detailed in the agenda. If you have any items to be added to the agenda please send them to the Chair at chairman:hawkingeallotments.org.uk
To all our members and their families we wish you a very happy Christmas and hope that 2019 brings you the very best mix of sunshine and rain to make your crops grow!
Annual General Meeting
The date for the AGM is Wednesday 6th February 2019. This year we have decided to hold the AGM on a weekday evening and we have also changed the venue to The Hawkinge Football Pavillion which is located next to Hawkinge Cricket Club. The doors will open at 7pm and the meeting will start at 7:30 prompt. We look forward to seeing you there, there will be some light refreshments available.
By The Way
Please do not drive any vehicle down the Central Pathway at the allotments, it is not designed to support motor cars and will damage the pathway. If you have a requirement to move large quantities of materials to or from your plot, please contact the Site Manager and he will make appropriate arrangements to assist with moving materials without causing damage to the pathways. Thank you.
Nick Lord, Chairman
This coming Sunday we will be having a table at the Indoor Boot Fair in the Community Centre to sell off some of the tools, equipment and plants that we have accumulated to raise money for the Society.
If you have anything that you wish to contribute that you think would be saleable, please bring it along to the allotments on Saturday afternoon, when we will be loading up ready for the seven o’clock start on Sunday morning.
The doors open at 7:30am on Sunday for the fair and if you want to pop along and see what we have on offer, we would be pleased to see you.
Nick (Chair) & Chris (Site Manager)