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Trading Hut Re-opening - 24th May

We are pleased to announce that the Hunts Pond Road Trading Shop will re-open on Sunday 24th May.  Both John and Norman have PPE, ie. gloves, face shield and masks.  A strict two metre rule will be applied.

Below you can see a set of rules which they will work to; these rules will also be placed on noticeboards at all of our five sites.  They will also be displayed by the shop doorway.

Opening times are as before: Sunday mornings, 10:00-12:00.

Please observe the following rules which have been put in place to protect everyone's safety:

  • Strict distance rules will be applied wihilst in shop
  • Customer to stand behind yellow line at shop doorway
  • Only one customer in the shop doorway at any one time
  • No waiting by shop doorway within marked area
  • Preferred payment is by Cheque made out to WWAA
  • If paying by cash - place notes/coins in marked containers (note: they will be in disinfectant)
  • If you use a wheelbarrow it is to be cleaned/sprayed after use with cleaning solution by the other store.  If you use it you are responsible for cleaning it

Charity Plant Sale - Saturday 16th May

UPDATE FROM JENNIE: I just thought I would let you know the pop up plant stall was a great success, we sold out and reached the grand total of £127.50...I am thrilled and I know SFHT will appreciate it enormously.  Thank you for your support and let’s hope we will be strolling around some wonderful gardens again before too long.

Charity Plant Sale - Colette and Jenny are holding a charity plant sale outside their house @ 15 the farthings, on the locks heath sports club recreation ground adjacent to your allotments on Saturday 16th May. All proceeds go to the ‘Hampshire Stables Family Home Trust’ for vulnerable people with learning difficulties. Please circulate this to your people you know who may have excess plants/flowers etc which they would be willing to donate to this worthy cause. Kindest regards Colette and Jenny @ 8 the farthings. Social distancing will be observed at all times.

WWAA gets a mention on BBC Radio Solent

ALLOTMENT CORRESPONDENT MARTIN BARNETT FROM WESTERN WARDS ALLOTMENT ASSOC

Last Sunday, 26th April, Martin Barnett, one of the Site Managers at Hunts Pond Road allotments, talked to the lovely presenter of Radio Solent's Kitchen Garden, Rebecca Parker, about allotment life. Listen to Sunday's record by clicking on the link below.  There's a good plug for no-dig gardening and the children at Sarisbury Junior School.  Well done Martin.

https://soundcloud.com/bbc-16/allotment-correspondent-martin-barnett-from-western-wards-allotment-assoc

 

May 2020 Committee Meeting Notes

Dear WWAA Plotholders,

I hope you and your families are keeping safe under these difficult times.

Our May committee meeting was cancelled and committee members were invited to an on-line meeting instead.  Martin Barnett HPR, Robin Green SG and I dialled in.  Though informal due to low numbers it shows that it can be done and a good, successful discussion followed.  Hopefully we'll be able to meet face to face in July.

Bob Hughes

May reports can now be viewed here

Grow some sunshine

SunflowerMessage from David Hurrion*

Hope this finds you and all members well? So difficult at the moment, but hope you are all finding solace on your allotments and in your gardens.

There’s lots of interesting hints and tips on my YouTube channel - please subscribe (no charge/no catch) so I can build numbers to help support me doing more!

And could I ask if you could publicise the following link about a campaign Grow Some Sunshine which I launched today to get the nation growing giant sunflowers as a huge thank you to NHS... all explained in the video - https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/grow-some-sunshine/rewards#start

Meantime stay safe and keep gardening.

All my very best

David

*David is a popular figure in the gardening and horticultural world, well liked and respected for his knowledge by nursermen, professional gardeners, journalists and the garden public.  Some of you may have heard him speak on the Radio Solent Kitchen Garden Programme.

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