December 2023


We are constantly reviewing our security measures especially when the nights are drawing in. Now that the trading centre is closed on Saturday afternoons for the next couple of months there are very few people present on our site on weekend afternoons. We would therefore ask your cooperation in keeping the main gates locked from 12.30pm onwards on a Saturday and Sunday. This extra security measure to deter any intruders will be in place until February.

There will be exceptions of course such as the AGM meeting on Saturday 16th December and for deliveries but these tend to be mainly on a weekday. A notice is always placed by the open gate saying that a delivery is due.


Many thanks to the volunteers who have been recently tidying and planting our memorial area by the side of the canteen. Spring flowering daffodils and other bulbs have been dug in along with some foxgloves, perfect for growing under a canopy of trees, these should naturalise, reseeding every year. Over wintering pansies and a rose bush have also been planted. Come the spring this communal area will look lovely for all to admire.


This leads me on to talking about the need for more volunteers to come forward as we approach our AGM. It is vital that we have a strong committee to take us forward for the next few years. In order to survive we need the input of as much help as we can get. This is a wonderful site, unique not only for its size but also for being privately owned by all our allotment shareholders. The more people who offer their support, the easier the outstanding tasks become. Even if you can only do a few hours on a Saturday to help our ground steward or working in the canteen (a nice warm job) on a rota for a couple of hours once a month, we need whatever help you can give us. So do come to our Annual General Meeting and be prepared to offer whatever support you can manage, we have a wide variety of jobs that we need volunteers for desperately.

AWSLG Committee
December 2023