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By childshill, Feb 2 2017 10:22AM

Hi All


First Happy New Year from your committee


1. The AGM this year will be on 19 March, due to the comments about the acoustics in the last venue there is a new time and venue, Claremont Free Church, Carey hall, from 4.30. The church is between Claremont Road and Cheviot Gardens. There is parking on Claremont Road and the roads around the venue.


2. The shop will be open this Sunday Feb 5th 12 to 1.30pm when there will be available: POTATOES, Potato fertiliser, 6X, winter planting onions, Growmore , Sulphate of Ammonia, potting compost, composted manure, basic fertilisers, TEV, Bone Meal, Blood Fish and Bone, .Lime, Calcified Seaweed, SEEDS - various at very competitive prices, bamboo stakes - various lengths, ENVIROMESH and various other nets, ground cover


3. There will be a beginners gardening course at Old Kenton Lane Allotments in May, see attached poster and contact them if you would like to take part


4. The next working party will be on Saturday 11 February from 10.00. This is to cut back the overhanging ivy etc. On the west boundary fence. Please bring you secateurs, loppers and shears.


5. We have had this request from Karla Santacara at Claremont School, “I am a teacher at Claremont Primary School as well as the Environment coordinator. We are looking to find some support in growing plants and maintaining our allotment as we have a fantastic space and some good resources for it. Would this be something that your plot holders would be able to help with?” If you are interested in helping contact Karla on ksantacara@claremont.barnet.sch.uk


Regards


Hilary Burden

Secretary Childs Hill Allotments Society

020 8458 2870

07980 571086



By childshill, Jan 23 2017 10:30AM

Beginners’ Gardening Course

10am – 12 noon

Sundays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th May

Old Kenton Lane Allotments, Old Kenton Lane, Kingsbury, London NW9 9ND


Starting gardening from scratch and need advice and guidance? Just got an allotment and want to learn more? Or are you a gardener but still have gaps in your knowledge? Then this FREE course might

be just what you are looking for.


Our tutor will take you through all the basics, using the allotment site and greenhouse for practical demonstrations. Topics covered will include soil structure and testing, composting, tree pruning, pests

and diseases and mulching. Don’t be shy – we are friendly and helpful, and love answering your questions.


This is a free course provided by the Old Kenton Lane Allotments Association.

Places limited to 20 people. First come first served. To book your place phone Viv Williamson on 07722581133 or email on oklallotmentsassociation@hotmail.co.uk


By childshill, Oct 24 2016 03:28PM

We had a committee meeting yesterday (23 October) and there are several items for your information:


1. The Euroloo will go at the end of this week

2. The water will be turned off in mid November

3. The next plot inspection will be on 16 November

4. The rent demands for 2017 go out at the end of November

5. The shop will close during December and January – actual dates will be posted on the door/notice boards



SHOPKEEPER NEEDED:


The most important item – we will need a new shop keeper next year as Deborah who has done such a great job wants to give up.


So if you fancy being a shop keeper please let secretary@childshillallotments.org.uk know asap so that there can be a comprehensive changeover period.



Best,

CHAS committee


By childshill, Jul 25 2016 09:43AM

We have found 2 sets of keys onsite and if you are the owner, please contact the CHAS shop during opening hours (Sundays) to recllaim your keys.



By childshill, Feb 23 2016 08:53AM

Barnet Allotment Federation have arranged a day trip to RHS Wisley, one of the great gardens of the world, with many model gardens giving design and cultivation ideas. The visit will be on 19 March when there is the Spring Plant Fair, where you can buy from specialist growers and nurseries.


Trip costs are £18 per person, covering coach travel and entrance. It is open to plot-holders, friends and family. To book your place send a deposit of £10 per person by 3 March (cheque only, made payable to Barnet Allotment Federation) to Mrs Burgin, 15 Burlington Rise, East Barnet, Herts, EN4 8NH. The remaining cost is payable on the day.


Departure will be at 9.30am from North Finchley on 19 March, returning around 5pm. Along with your cheque, please provide your:

* Name

* Allotment site

* Email address

* Let us know if you have RHS membership (so can enter for free)


Note: if we don’t have enough interest by 3 March we will cancel the trip, let you know and return deposits. Other than that, deposits are non-refundable. If you have any queries please email the Barnet Allotment Federation: vicechair@barnetallotments.org.uk


Regards


Kirsty Burgin

BAF Vice Chair