January 2020 Allotment News

What’s your 2020 vision?

Welcome to 2020 to all our allotment members and WordPress followers. We hope you had a great 2019 and are looking forward to a new year of gardening. If you would like to share your plans or gardening resolutions for 2020, please contact us. Use the link in the menu above.

Rents Now Due

Our annual rent and membership fees are due now. Many thanks to all those members who have already paid for 2020. If you have not paid yet, please see this link of how to pay, or click on the link in the menu at the top of this page. If you do not pay by the end of January your plot may be re-let to someone on our waiting list.

http://www.ketteringallotments.co.uk/rent.html

https://russellattwood.wordpress.com/allotment-rents/

Membership Records and Contact details

We have been working very hard to keep our records accurate and up to date. Some members have retired from their allotments or reduced the size of their plots so that new members from the waiting list can have a plot. If you are giving up or moving house etc, please contact us so we can amend our records. If you have already given up and are receiving this newsletter by mistake, please accept our apologies and let us know so we can amend our records

Security Concerns

There have been some reports of gates being left open. Please lock all gates as advised by your stewards for your own security. There has also been a case of theft of a polytunnel cover from a Scott Road plot. Please report all incidents to the Police – call 101 or use their online reporting form

https://www.northants.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/

Longest Parsnip?

It is not often that we see how deep parsnip roots go, as they usually break off when we dig them out. The very wet weather has made the soil very soft and muddy and one of our Northfield Avenue members has harvested some parsnips with all of their roots. Well done Harry!

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Network Rail working to improve the railway line near Northfield Avenue.

Hopefully everyone is aware that our railway line to St Pancras is being electrified. This major infrastructure investment is nearing completion. Network Rail will be doing some vital safety work to improve the fence on our boundary with the railway. Please observe all safety instructions if this is near your plot. Remember that the cables are 25 000 Volts, so beware!

https://www.networkrail.co.uk/communities/safety-in-the-community/railway-safety-campaigns/always-on/

Latest news from the National Allotments Society

see their latest newsletter below. See Page 30 for a most interesting article on coping with deluges and droughts

http://online.flipbuilder.com/cwao/mmyn/

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