The work to commence the erection of the Gazebo has now started. It will hopefully be in place by the end of September.
Pictures of the progress so far are available in the Gallery.
REFURBISHMENT OF THE TOILETS.
Good news is that the work has been carried out. Funding for this was provided by Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust.
Unfortunately we cannot take advantage of them yet as they are still closed as part of the COVID-19 guidelines.
Gazebo area, raised beds and extra driveway.
Work on the area for a communal Gazebo with raised beds and more driveway has been completed.
We now have over 20 people on the waiting list.
We will still accept people on to the list if they wish to be added.
We have been advised that plotholders can attend site to tend their plots so long as we all follow the government guidelines on social distancing.
Delivery of chippings has halted again and still no straw yet due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
More information on the Coronavirus can be found using the link below.
We had another visit from the NCS teenagers. They were on site in November to discuss our next plan of action and returned again on the 23rd to carry out what we had agreed to undertake.
Thanks to them again for another good day of activity.
Thanks also to all the committee members that turned up and put a lot of hard work into clearing the area for a new wood chip bay.
More detail about the volunteer day are on the latest newsletter.
In September the overgrown area by the Spinney was grassed over. Thanks to everyone who helped to barrow the rolls of turf and get it put down.
In August we hosted a group of teenage volunteers from the National Citizen Service (The Challenge).
They met with members of the Committee to discuss what they could do for us. They had a walk around the site and had a chat with some of the plotholders. It was decided that they would set to on clearing some of the overgrown areas for us, plot 27a being one of them.
Pictures of all the activities are available in the Gallery.
WAAA AGM 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation it doesn't look like we will be able to have an AGM this year.
Masterclasses at Moor green Allotments 2020.
CANCELLED until further notice.
See the latest notices for more information.
Trip to RHS Malvern Spring Festival
Thursday 7th May 2020
We are hoping to try again next year.
We have been approached by Birmingham Trees For Life. Anyone interested in helping to plant new trees should visit the website to learn more https://btfl.org.uk/
The WAAA Committee newsletters are available from the link below.
Read the latest July 2020 WAAA newsletter to find out what has been going on and what we are doing.
The June 2020 BDAC newsletter is now available on this link.
The latest NAS newsletter is available to read at https://mailchi.mp/1ac97d973383/seasons-greetings-from-the-national-allotment-society-2695425?e=9b907240c7
There is a local supply of horse manure available. If you are interested go to https://www.gumtree.com/p/plants-flowers/horse-manure/1382077209
We have allocated a noticeboard by plot 26 for plotholders to display their own personal ads.
Where possible all notices are also displayed on the site noticeboards.
Jericho Wood Shack have provided us with a link to their website
West Midlands police have now produced 'The Little Book Of Big Scams' which is packed with info about Scams and Frauds as well as advice on protecting yourself and what to do if you have been caught out. It can be accessed via the Hints and Tips page.
Do your bit for the British Wildlife.
The RSPCA receives hundreds of calls every year to rescue wildlife which has become tangled in netting, football nets or fishing litter.
Forms of garden netting, [such as that for] pond or fruit, can be a real hazard to wild animals like Hedgehogs and birds, and the RSPCA would recommend replacing them with solid metal mesh.
If you spot an animal which is trapped, in distress, or in need of help, contact the RSPCA’s 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999
Hedgehogs are currently very active.
Foxes are regularly sighted and help to keep the vermin population down.
Watch them at play via this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3UIaG5Yjm0se77QaShMFqE714nXrP9NH
All our straw and manure comes from the Donkey Sanctuary.
If you would like to make a donation to any of the supporting charities then follow the link below.