Sunday, 16 October 2011 By: Hurley Allotments

Hedging Working Parties

Many plot holders have indicated a willingness to help with the hedge planting.

We have obtained some free trees from the Woodlands Trust and are currently purchasing additional saplings. The plants are expected to be delivered week beginning 7th November. Therefore the dates for the working parties have been set as:

Ground Preparation - Saturday 29th October.
If the work can not be completed on this day it will continue on and Saturday 5th November.

Planting  - Saturday November 12th.
Again if the work can not be completed it will continue on Sunday 13th.

We would expect top start work on each of these days at approximately 10am.

There is a lot of ground preparation to be done in order to give the plants the best start we can. Tony and Dave are going to make a start on weekdays before the official working parties. If you spot them working away on the site boundary and have some time to spare please offer to help them.

Plot Assessments

Catherine Whittaker, David Welland and Alex Simpson will be carrying out an assessment of all plots on 22nd October, the assessment will focus, on weed clearance, rubbish and path maintenance.

Plot holders will be notified in writing if their plot is not being maintained to the standard expected.

Plot assessments are a normal part of allotment procedures and are used to ensure plot holders abide by their tenants agreement.