Tuesday, January 03, 2012

December Activities

Much of the hard work of the year is behind us and crops safely gathered in. However, that does not mean that everything has ground to a standstill and several activities took place during the month.

On December 10th we ran a Christmas Fair (or Fayre if you prefer the more pretentious spelling) at the Heworth Church Hall. In addition to the usual Bric-a-Brac, Books,Cakes, refreshment and Tombola and Raffle stalls there was also a stall selling Christmas ornaments and Christmas table decorations and bunches of holly. The ornaments were made by Mac Mitchell using conifer logs, decorated with spray on snow and model Robins which proved very popular. The table decorations did not prove as popular on the day, perhaps a touch too early on the 10th? A week later at Murton however, Barry took what was left over and Ann Harper managed to sell a lot more holly and table decorations,raising more money in aid of  the association and plot 46. In addition to committee members manning the stalls were also some ordinary members of the Association who helped out, a special thanks to Diane Bothamley who despite not being a member of the committee always helps out on such occasions.

December 20th saw a bit more cleaning and tidying up around the site. Mac Mitchell brought in a digger for the cleaning up and put in a base for a new Association shed. You might have noticed that the sheds area is now fenced off. Mac Barry and Phil have cleaned up the sheds and removed rubbish and some rodents from the site.

Mitchell landscapes kindly provided free bark mulch brought in several trailer loads to replenish the path running down from the reduced mobility plots beside plot 46 which should raise that path above the winter water level.

A meeting has been arranged for the evening of 20th January at the Conservative Club with Judith Ward in attendance to discuss some points that have been raised by Bill Callaghan. All plot holders are welcome to attend this meeting to air their views on these or any other matter connected with Glen Allotments.

A lot has been achieved in the last two years turning the site from an eyesore into what we have today. But, (there is always a "but") there is always more that can be achieved and this does depend on input and suggestions from plot holders in the Association.

1 comment:

sam wiley said...

have really enjoyed reading your blog. Am currently on the waiting list for a plot at Glen Allotments and can't wait to get started.