Monthly Archives: March 2012

Allotment Non-Cultivation Flow-Chart

Under the Allotments Act, a Council cannot inspect allotments to see if they are not cultivated well enough until April.  This is because it is often difficult to work  on the allotments until spring, and very few crops are grown earlier.  Inspections for non-cultivation are done by Epsom Borough Council some time early in April, and then again in September.  The visit was done by EEBC on Monday 23rd April 2012.  Around 30 – 35 letters will be sent to plotholders, whose plots were deemed not to be sufficiently cultivated. Continue reading

Allotment Forum meeting on Tuesday 20th March 2012

A meeting of the Borough Allotment  Forum was held on 20th March.  The draft minutes of the meeting are at Forum Meeting Minutes 20.3.2012     The next Allotment  Forum meeting will be on Tuesday  16 th October 2012.  As ours is a large site, we can have two representatives on the Forum. Perhaps even three. Continue reading

Growing veggies in a drought and hose pipe ban

The hose pipe ban started in the Epsom area on 5th April.  No hose pipes can be used at all on the allotment sites, except to transfer water from the taps  to the water butts beside them.  Watering can only be done by watering can.  Hose pipes may NOT be used to fill our own water butts.  The hose pipe ban will last all summer.  There are various articles giving advice on using less water.
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AAG meeting on 9th February 2012

The notes of the AAG meeting held on 9th February are at Notes of 16th meeting of AAG 9.2.2012  (draft)