Puxley Road Site Management Team

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!

 

Using Glyphosate Weedkiller

Many of us wish to practice organic gardening and do not welcome exposure to glyphosate-based weedkillers near our plots such as Roundup and Weedol.

You may like to click on the following links to inform your opinion about glyphosate.   Please be sensitive to the feelings of your neighbours before using these products as their plots could be affected.

https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/glyphosate-debate

https://www.soilassociation.org/blogs/2017/january/glyphosate-weedkiller-causes-liver-disease/

http://www.glyphosate.news/2017-03-23-thousands-of-people-now-have-non-hodgkins-lymphoma-due-to-glyphosate-roundup-exposure-warns-legal-firm-thats-suing-monsanto.html

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/06/why-europe-may-ban-most-popular-weed-killer-world

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/15/no-cancer-risk-to-using-glyphosate-weedkiller-says-eu-watchdog

http://naturalon.com/roundup-glyphosate-causes-cancer-says-world-health-organization/view-all/

 

Puxley Road Site Maintenance Team

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.

A date for your diary!

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.