One of our new plot holders, Ray Brock, has kindly procured a quantity of well-rotted chicken manure from a local farmer. This can be used directly on your plot to enrich the soil. It is available at Puxley Road site, between the woodchip pile and the corner plots.
Very many thanks Ray!
The Church Lane Site Management team for 2017 will be Jane and John Beedell, George Fairweather, Jon Grose and Julie Lee.
Three more plot holders have volunteered to join the Puxley Road Site Management Team, making five in total as required by our Constitution.
The 2017 Site Management Team will be Paul Pullen, Michael Gilbert, Alan Kingston, Brian Harper and Zigay Sucharski. They will be key holders for the Power Tools Shed and will ensure tools are used safely and returned in good order.
Many thanks gentlemen – you will make a great team!
Don’t forget we have the AGM on Thursday evening, 20th April, at 7pm in the Methodist Chapel, Deanshanger. Elisabeth will be giving a talk with slides so it should be interesting!
We are delighted to announce that Trevor Canvin has agreed to take the role of Deputy Site Manager, Puxley Road (PR) Site. He and Paul Pullen will represent PR plot holders at General Committee Meetings. Trevor has lived in Deanshanger all his life, has a wealth of experience in allotment gardening and has been a member of the PR Site Maintenance Team for many years.
Paul and Trevor would like to extend a warm invitation to all PR plot holders to join the PR Site Maintenance Team. Anyone who can spare a small amount of time every week to enhance the PR site is most welcome. Some of you may like to consider organising a social event, or doing some research into the feasibility of additional facilities that may needed/requested. We need willing volunteers with a wide range of skills and interests and a sense of humour.
Paul’s contact number is 07835 616034, while Trevor’s is 07475 674856. They are looking forward to hearing from you. Alternatively you can leave a reply to this post.
The 2017 AGM will be held on 20th April at 7pm in the Methodist Chapel, Deanshanger. The agenda will be posted on Church Lane noticeboard and in the ‘Bus Shelter’ at Puxley Road on Tuesday 28th March. This year as there have been no submissions of topics for discussion under ‘Any other business’ we have invited a Guest Speaker. Mrs Elisabeth Madden, who now lives in the Peak District, is the founder and former Chairman of Deanshanger Allotment Association, and her husband Bernard is the former Treasurer. She is now a trustee of Deanshanger Allotments, Registered Charity No 1169612.
Elisabeth will be talking about the history of Deanshanger Allotment Association and the challenges faced in acquiring the sites, preparing and managing them. Some of our plot holders experienced this first hand, so we look forward to the opportunity for a visit down memory lane – with the aid of some interesting photos! No doubt there will also be useful learning points to apply as we start preparations on our new site at Northfields.