Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

Sunday 5th August 2018

10am until Midday

HAS Clubhouse

A reminder that we will be open for refreshments this coming Sunday, the usual tea, coffee and cake will be available for anyone who has the time for a break and a natter. Hope to see you then!

Best Plot Competitions

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:

CRITERIA FOR ALLOTMENT PLOT JUDGING

 

Our President, Eileen preparing the Shop for the Open Day.

Best Full Plot   
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

Best Half Plot   
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

Best Newcomer  
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:
Keith Sinden on Plot 12 (our judges choice for 2nd place, and last year’s Best Full Plot winner)   
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

sitemanager@hawkingeallotments.org.uk

HAS Allotment Competition and Judging

Please be aware that the judging of the plots this year, for our annual competition, will take place during the week commencing  the 25th June. As is usual, all plots will be examined by our independent judges. (Unless you’ve previously requested exclusion from the competition). The Judges will of course need to gain access to each members plot to closely examine the crops.  (The full judging criteria can be found within the documentation section of this site.) Finally, the results will be announced during the open day  on the 8th July. Keep it looking its best and Good Luck.

Forthcoming Events

April’s Coffee Morning is next Sunday 8th April from 10 o’clock until midday. We moved it from the first Sunday in the month because of Easter, future coffee mornings are always the first Sunday of the month. Therefore , May’s coffee morning will be 6th May! All the details of this and other events can be found in the Events  & Social Calendar.

There is also a Working Party this coming weekend . Following the success of our Working Party in February we are now running Working Parties on both days at the weekends. So if you can come on either day, all volunteers will be most welcome and the kettle in the Clubhouse will reward you! Start time on both days is 10:00am.

We would also like to remind you of our trip  to RHS Wisley in June. The cost (£15) is purely to cover the coach, entry is free as members of the Society. Offer is now open to members, their family and friends. Full details are in this link to our poster

Wisley Poster

or from events@hawkingeallotments.org.uk

Spaces are limited, so please do book early.

Coffee Morning

A short reminder that our first Coffee Morning of the year is being held  this coming Sunday, 4th March from 10:00am until Midday. We obviously have no idea what the weather will be doing by then, but you can be assured of a warm welcome, hot tea and coffee and a bacon buttie to cheer you!

One important fact you need to be aware of, is that the codes for the gates will be changed during the course of the Coffee Morning. An email with the new code will be sent to you separately later in the week. If you have any problems with the gate and the padlocks please contact a member of the committee.

Nick Lord, Chairman.

Party time with Sausage Baps

Yes its that time again when we ask all our membership to volunteer if you can and take part in our first working party of the year. The event will take place over Saturday & Sunday 17 / 18 February. 10:30 till 12:30 & 13:30 till 16:00 on both days. Chris our site Manager will be coordinating the work, which will mainly be focused  along the southern hedgerow, but other tasks around the site will need to be undertaken, time permitting. Members are requested to bring their own tools (Pruning Saws, Shears, Hedge Trimmers, Clippers, axes and some safety gear gloves etc). It would certainly help to get as many members as we can during the weekend to undertake the work in hand.   Whether it be for one hour, one session, one day or both days all members time will be really appreciated and enable us to get the site ready for the season ahead.
Oh and yes, sausage baps are on the menu both days during the lunch hour and will be available for the working teams. We really need your help, so please come along if you can spare some time. Hope you can join the party and look forward to seeing you there.

Chris & the HAS Committee