June 2016 allotment news

Growing season gets into top gear!

With the warmer weather and long  hours of daylight, June is the peak time for growing plants – including weeds. Allotment gardeners are busy weeding and tending their crops. Fingers are crossed for occasional rain and we sincerely hope that there are no more frosts until late October.

Field Inspection on June 14th

On June 14th the Annual Field Inspection takes place. This year the committee will tour Northfield Avenue followed by Scott Road. It is quite informal and an opportunity to meet the committee and show off your plot. The inspection season continues as the judges start their deliberations for the annual award of the Bridgstock Cup. See the Kettering Allotments website for details of the cup.

Changed your contact details? – let us know

If you have moved or changed phone number or email, please let us know. Contact us using the link in the menu at the top of the page.

Change of circumstances? – let us know

If you have been ill, or other circumstances have affected your ability to cultivate your plot, please keep us informed. We don’t want to know your medical details, but we have a duty to ensure that plots are cultivated and weeds controlled. In the past some members have not kept us informed when their circumstances changed and then expressed surprise when they receive a warning letter threatening eviction for non-cultivation. Cultivating your plot and controlling weeds is one of our rules.

Waiting lists and vacant Plots

Two of our fields have waiting lists – Windmill Avenue and Northfield Avenue. Scott Road is fully let and does not have a waiting list. Margaret Road has a few vacant plots. We are encouraging those on the waiting list to consider a plot at Margaret Road. If you know of anyone who wants an allotment in Kettering please let them know that we do have plots and encourage them to contact us.