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
One of our retired members has a GROW IT heavy duty polytunnel for sale. It comes in its original packaging and was advertised at £160 in 2017. The item is up for sale now at a bargain price of just £50 . If you’ve thought about a polytunnel and not got around to it – this is a great deal, Christmas present for yourself maybe ?
Any member who is interested should initially contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org
This post will be updated with further details on the item when it becomes available.
2019 Fees – due by 31st December 2018.
Thank you to everyone who has paid their fees for 2019. Fees for 2019 should be paid by 31st December.
Payment can be made by bank transfer, cheque or cash. If any members have mislaid/misfiled their invoice please contact the Treasurer. (email@example.com).
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)
After the success the blight resistant potatoes over the last couple of years we plan to order more for sale to members this year. The cost for these highly blight resistant potatoes is £1.75/kg. We are trying 2 different varieties this year as well as Kifli.
The 3 varieties available are:
Sarpo Kifli – Salad potato – creamy waxy potato. Sown as early main crop but will produce salad potatoes all season.
Sarpo Axona – Red maincrop (Aug to late Oct). It produces high yields of big regular tubers. Ideal for baking, mashing and roasting.
Sarpo Una –2nd Early (Jul – early Oct) Multipurpose variety which can produce nice waxy salad potatoes if harvested early or can be left in ground for a heavy crop of baking potatoes.
There is a lot more information on the Sarpo varieties on the SKEA website http://potatohouse.co.uk. Please let Dawn know your requirements ( firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end of December, payment will be cash on delivery. Delivery is due in January.
All members should by now have received an email containing the latest HAS Autumn newsletter. It certainly is worth a read -if you have not yet read it or have mislaid your copy then its useful to know that newsletters are always archived on the web site for later reference. One amendment has since been made to the original with a correction of the email address of our site manager. All other details remain the same and a link to the Newsletter is here:-
Here are the results from the Best Plot competitions that were judged a couple of weeks ago and the winners announced at our
OPEN DAY yesterday.
For a reminder of the voting criteria, click on the following link:
Our President, Eileen preparing the Shop for the Open Day.
Winner – Alan Court, Plot 37, score of 130 points
Runner-up – Keith Sinden, Plot 12, score of 117 points
Third place – John Meloy, Plot 17, score of 113 points
Winner – John Charlton, Plot 4, score of 104 points
Runner-up – Vicky & Rod Parker, Plot 24, score of 102 points
Third place – Elizabeth Bears. Plot 35, score of 102 points
Winner – Elizabeth Bears, Plot 35, score of 102 points
Runner-up Michael Coldwell, Plot 18, score of 95 points
The winner of the Best Plot voted for by the visitors yesterday was:
The winner of the Recycled Art Competition also voted for by the visitors was:
Steve on Plot 9
Our thanks to everyone who took part in all of the competitions and yesterday at the Open Day.
Our Site Manager, Chris, found he had the wrong set of spectacles when he arrived home yesterday, if you have picked up his and left yours, please could you email him at