BVA Newsletter 2021

This is a picture of the new log cabin that will replace our communal shed. It is scheduled to arrive Mon 4th October and built Tues 5th Oct. We will be locking the gate while it is safely delivered and assembled so that we have a safe building site for workers and allotmenteers. If you choose to use the bottom gate please stay away from the common area, car park, toilet, ramp, steps and polytunnel while work is ongoing.   It shouldn’t take more than the two days. 

It will make a lovely communal facility for everyone to use and we will be furnishing it minimally with new, clean items for meetings and communal events. We have some meeting chairs and a table and will be asking for donations to buy some large flasks for events and maybe another table or chairs.

VOLUNTEERS FOR A PAINTING CREW TO MIKE McNULTY PLEASE mikemcnulty1840@gmail.com

AGM FRIDAY 22ND OCTOBER 7.30pm by Zoom. Notification will be sent out shortly.  Nominations and resolutions by 8th October. There will be some rule and constitution updates which will be circulated nearer the time.  One of these will relate to the use of weedkiller and please note it should only be on your own plot, domestic strength and not within blowing distance of anyone else’s plot

Due to Sheena’s injury she is standing down as Secretary and Val McNulty is starting to take over and she will be the new Secretary from the AGM – Val McNulty bvaa.temp@gmail.com      

WEBSITE – note new website address from 1st September – https://blanevalleyallotments.com

PLOT RENTS – the Treasurer will be sending round an email about an increase in plot rents.

CORE EMAIL – this is now allotmentpeople@strathblanefield.org.uk

PLOT INSPECTION – The end of year plot inspection will take place on Sunday 10th October.  Most plots are looking great but please remember to cut your plot edges and remove any hogweed or this weed which is on your plot.

Hoe! Not the Show

The Killearn Horticultural Society Hoe! Not the show was a very successful event this year despite COVID restrictions.  There were many online veg, fruit, flower, art and crafty virtual classes to enter (Margaret, Willie and the Wee Spuds were successful with multiple first, second and third places!) and an afternoon event in sunny Killearn on Saturday 28 August with a Scarecrow competition, marquee and various stalls including one set up by the Wee Spuds.

We had a lovely display board on the stall showing everyone what the Wee Spuds have been up to and we also sold our blackcurrant jam, rhubarb and orange chutney, home grown yellow courgettes, onions and garlic.  

More photos and results of the online classes can be found at www.killearnhorticulturalsoc.co.uk

Published by blanevalleyallotments

Official website of the Blane Valley Allotments Association

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