Covid-19 Update: 5th November 2020
In March 2020, the Government was keen for plot holders to continue their activities on allotments and counted it as exercise, provided that it was for no longer than 1 hour each day. The official government guidance is now published on their website - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november.
At section 3, it sets out that -
You can exercise or visit outdoor public places with the people you live with, your support bubble, or 1 person from another household (children under school age, as well as those dependent on round-the-clock care, such as those with severe disabilities, who are with their parents will not count towards the limit on two people meeting outside). Outdoor public places include:
- parks, beaches, countryside,
- public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments
As we write, the National Allotment Society website has not been updated from March - it can be accessed at the address - https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/. We can only assume that the advice has not changed and this lockdown period remains the same.
Your site managers will be on hand to help you understand the current situation, meanwhile - stay safe and enjoy your allotments!
Data Protection Policy
In line with the Data Protection Act 2018, the Committee has prepared a document which sets out the basis upon with the Western Wards Allotment Association (WWAA) will process any personal date that it collects.
Robin Green, Acting Hon Secretary, will act as additional point of contact as the Data Protection Officer for WWAA. When that ends, the newly elected Hon Secretary will pick up the role. We will inform you when we know who that will be.
This document can also be located in the WWAA Information section of the Main Menu.
Keeping Poultry on Allotment Sites - Avian Flu
The Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland and Wales have agreed to bring in new measures to help protect poultry and captive birtds, following a number of cases of avian influenza in both wild and captive birds in the UK. There is now a legal requirement to adhere to new poultry housing measures. This means that it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures in order to limit the spread of and eradicate the disease.
The National Allotment Society has published advice, dated 4th December 2020, which can be found at https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/avian-flu-latest-measures/.
Fareham in Bloom 2017 - Winners
Here are the winners from the Western Wards Allotment Association. All other results of the 2017 Fareham in Bloom competition can be found on their website http://www.fareham.gov.uk/PDF/leisure/FiBResultSheet2017.pdf. Congratulations and well done to all entrants. Let's hope that more plot-holders will take part in 2018.
Allotment Garden up to 5 Rods
- Mike & Fiona Seddon Lodge Road - 43D1
- Barbara Hatch Hunts Pond Road -14A1
- Phillip Campbell Hunts Pond Road 19a1
- Mike Brown Hunts Pond Road - 13A1
- Alex Thompson Lodge Road-41B1
Allotment Garden over 5 Rods
- Sean Shaw Hunts Pond Road - 28D
- Clare Tilbury Lodge Road - 43B
- Lorna Etherington Hunts Pond Road - 10a
- Geoff & Sandra Milam Lodge Road - 44c
- Stephen & Denise Linburn Hunts Pond Road - 31C
- Barnaby and Georgina Spragg Hunts Pond Road - 29/30D2
Warsash, HPR, Allotment Road and Lodge Road all received Silver Gilt.
Notes of WWAA Committee Zoom Meeting - 3rd November 2020
Notes from the Zoom meeting, held by members of the WWAA Committee on 3rd November 2020, have now been published. The document can be viewed here.