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Warsash Road Christmas Dinner 2017

The Warsash Road Christmas Dinner will be held on Wednesday 6th December 2017 from 7.30pm at the Silver Fern Pub.

Menus are available from Richard Elkin (plot 17), Tel: 07770 593969 or Gordon Neilson (plot 17A). 

  • Two courses, with coffee and mince pie, £17.50 pp (incl. gratuities)
  • Three courses, with coffee and mince pie, £19.50 pp (incl. gratuities)

If you wish to attend, please contact either Richard or Gordon by Sunday 15th October at the latest.

Hunts Pond Road Sunflower Competition 2017

Earlier in the year some of the younger children were given some sunflower seeds to grow.  The challenge was to see who could grow the tallest sunflower.

Please send any pictures/measurement of height of your sunflowers to the website or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and give your plot number. The largest standing plant will be acknowledged and a small prize awarded.

You can see the results below:


Max Brown's entry (above) reached a height of 10ft. 3inches. It is sited close to the hot tub, which may have helped!

sunflowerKatrina Jones' sunflower (left) reached 6ft, with the head being a whopping 10 inches round.

Noah's sunflower (below) grew to 7ft 3in.

 Noahs Sunflower

2017 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Western Wards Allotment Association will be held on Monday 20th November at St. Mary's Church Hall, Warsash, 109 Church Road, Warsash, starting at 7.30pm.  All plotholders are welcome to attend.  A copy of the Agenda will be available in due course.

Committee members who have agreed to stand for re-election are:

Chairman - Bob Hughes

Secretary -

Treasurer - Phil Pike

Trading Hut Manager - John Parsons

Site Managers:

Posbrook Lane - John Parsons

Lodge Road - Sandra Milam

Warsash - Gill Rock

Sarisbury Green -

Hunts Pond Road - Martin Barnett, Keith Johnson and Alistair Burnett

A new Secretary is required. Applications for this post must be nominated and seconded and submitted in writing to the Secretary* before 20 October 2017.

A new Site Manager for Sarisbury Green is required.  Sarisbury members are invited to send written nominations, which must be seconded, to the Secretary before 1 November 2017.

Any other nominations, which should also be proposed and seconded, should be submitted in writing to the Secretary before 1 November 2017.

Suggested items for inclusion in the AGM agenda should be submitted in writing to the Secretary before 1 November.  At the meeting items may br raised during AOB.  These will be for discussion only.

* AGM Secretary's duties will be fulfilled by Gill Rock, 16 Queens Road, Warsash, Southampton, SO31 9JY

Trading Hut News

The Jim Lett Trading Hut is still open for business but will close from 10th December until 21st January 2018.  We have lots of items for sale at very competitive prices so get down there early before stocks run out.  On sale from this Sunday (17th September) are:

  • Winter onions
  • Shallots
  • Garlic
  • Broad beans
  • Peas

Seed potatoes will be available in the shop on 18th February 2018. Varieties of potatoes available will include:

First early - Foremost, Rocket, Pentland Javelin, Lady Christl

Second early - Charolotte, Marfona,

Main crop - Cara, Pink Fir Apple, Picasso, Desire, Manitou, Mozart, Wilja, Kingsman, Carolus

Ray Baldwin

Ray Baldwin passed away in peace at home with family by his side on the 26th July 2017. 

He served WWAA Sarisbury, Allotment Road as Site Manager with pride and dedication for many years.  His experience and support to the committee and chairman will be deeply missed.  Never one to shy from a challenge Ray secured the introduction of Bee Keeping to our Association and was always quick to ensure the needs of all plot holders were addressed.   In attending every meeting and AGM, including July this year, he set the gold standard of Site Management.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ray's family at this time and always. 

Bob Hughes

WWAA Chairman

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