The members of the group, Claire Belsom (Chair), Ted Wilcox, Ben Martin, and Peter Flower, spent over two hours touring the site on Saturday 20th August. They showed great interest in the site, the improvements that have been made, those that are in process and proposed for the future. They now have some familiarity with the site, and an in depth understanding of the challenges associated with maintaining our unique environment.
We have been promised support and assistance. Help has been given with the planning permissions for the new fences and tree management, including providing the planning fees.
Another successful morning thanks to the efforts of the volunteers.
Sally Kerin took charge of the orchard area, assisted by Bob Gomes, brush cutter, Marion Ripley, Angela Smith and Andy freeman. Another large area has been cleared and piled ready for the bonfire in October.
Noel Perkins manned the punt by the long bridge to access the tree that had fallen in the water. This was cut up and brought to the bank for disposal by Kieran Kerin and Anthony Hall.
.See the useful links tab/page for links to other websites that contain a lot of information of relevance to the allotments. The National Allotment Society and Hotwell & District Allotments Association Ltd sites are packed full of advice and information. Wildlife on allotments is a Natural England site that provides general information and lots of information on the wildlife that can be found on allotments. The National Allotment Society magazine is a good read and has useful tips and advice for plot holders.