We are delighted to learn that Stonebridge Allotments were awarded a Certificate of Excellence following a summer visit by the South & South East in Bloom judges. Thanks are due to the many plot holders whose well cultivated and colourful plots so impressed the judges. Please find the attached certificate.
On Sunday 29th August four plotholders assisted the many volunteers from The Friends of Westbrook and Stonebridge clear encroaching vegetation from the channel between the allotments and Morrisons Green in Flood Lane. Sedges and Yellow Flag that had grown out from the allotment side and were partially blocking the stream were cut back to increase the width of clear water. A narrow fringe of vegetation was left to provide habitat for aquatic invertebrates, food for ducklings and other water birds and provide a refuge for young chicks. The Friends pulled out the cut vegetation for collection by SBC. Good work by all.