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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.

Potatoes have now arrived.

The potatoes have now arrived in Hawkinge and there are plenty of extra potatoes if you have not already ordered yours.  To save transporting 125kg of potatoes to the AGM, Dawn would be most grateful if people would now collect their orders from her next Saturday afternoon (27th January) or give her a ring or / email (treasurer@hawkingeallotments.org.uk ) to arrange a different time.  Please pay in cash @ £1.50/kg. Dawn will bring the excess potatoes to the AGM so you can also buy them there if you’ve not already ordered.

Happy New Year

Our very best wishes to you all for 2018.

If you have been up to the site in the last month, you would not have failed to notice the amount of mole hills there are down the centre pathway. One of our members has arranged for some traps to be set to see if we can catch any of the little devils before they do any more damage to the path. There will be stakes set in the path to show where they are so please be careful as you walk along there.

For some time we have wanted to try and clear some of the over growth in the southern hedgerow between us and the road. Our aim is to try and to clear as much as we can from under the tree canopy and hopefully let more light through to the plots on the south side and stop some of the growth from creeping through the fence.

We have allocated the weekend of 17th & 18th February as a time to do this and if you can spare an hour or two to help out on either or both of these days, it would be very much appreciated. We will start at about 10am on both days if you can join us, please bring any hedge trimmers, scythes or saws that you might think are appropriate.

Finally a reminder that the AGM is being held in the Village Hall from 2pm on Sunday 4th February. We look forward to seeing you then.

Nick Lord (Chairman)