Bonfires still banned
Many of our members have asked when the emergency rule banning bonfires will be relaxed. We are following the guidance of the National Allotments Society (NSALG) posted on their website. People are still dying of Covid19 and those suffering the disease experience difficulty breathing; smoke from bonfires will give them more difficulty breathing. Check out the guidance from NSALG for any updates.
Welcome Stephen – new steward for Scott Road
Stephen Payne is the latest addition to our stewarding team at Scott Road. He is ready to help, has great ideas and suggestions. He has already organised a straw delivery, set up our Scott Road Facebook page and helped clear a vacant plot ready for a new tenant, amongst other things. To contact Stephen, see his phone number below.
Facebook page for Scott Road
Scott Road allotments now has its own Facebook page. Members are sharing tips and ideas, answering questions and offering surplus plants. To join, search Facebook for Scott Road Allotments, Kettering and ask to join. Content is moderated.
Track improved at Scott Road
Many thanks to Jo, Gareth and Andy who worked really hard to improve one of the tracks at Scott Road recently. The new track is brilliant, almost as smooth as the M1
Is your neighbour isolating, shielding or unwell? Thanks for helping
In this difficult year many people have been told to isolate or stay at home and shield to avoid possible exposure to the virus. Their plots will not be tended and may have got overgrown. Many allotment neighbours are helping to keep these plots tidy. Many thanks if you have helped in this way.
If your neighbour’s plot is getting weedy and overgrown please let us know and we can enquire with your neighbours on ways to help. Your first point of contact is your field steward. Here are the contact numbers
Margaret Road – Tony and Sue Munt 01536 392 742
Windmill Avenue – George White 01536
Northfield Avenue – Harry Pope 01536 503 263. or 07518 265 286
Scott Road – Stephen Payne 07788 627 525
Scott Road – Pat Mullins 07967 516 625
Russell Attwood 07981 598 332
Lasagna Gardening finally reaches the Sun newspaper
see the link below. Some of our members have been using no-dig and similar methods for many years. It is good to see these successful methods being circulated more widely.
On a similar theme, Check out our photo blog on transforming an overgrown plot without digging
Remain vigilant and prevent fly-tipping
With bonfires banned and queues at the recycling tip, instances of fly-tipping are being reported all over the country. We need to keep vigilant and maintain our site security (lock gates etc) to prevent any fly tipping on allotment land.
Most allotment waste can be recycled – as compost. If you have any non-recyclable waste on your allotment, consider taking it home to your wheelie bin, or ask your stewards for advice and suggestions.