SLUG PELLETS FUTURE BAN
At the last West Midlands Area BDAC meeting they wanted us to know that metaldehyde slug pellets will be outlawed from March 2022. Soon they will disappear from shops and be illegal to use after March 2022. There still will be the 'organic" slug pellets on sale based on Ferric sulphate
The work to erect the Gazebo is now complete.
Pictures of the whole process 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.
Toilets will reopen on the 19th July now that restrictions have been eased.
We now have over 35 people on the waiting list.
We will still accept people onto the list if they wish to be added but it will be a very long wait.
We have been advised that plotholders can continue to attend site to tend their plots so long as we all follow the government guidelines on social distancing.
Delivery of chippings has started again but still no straw yet due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
More information on the Coronavirus can be found using the link below.
We would like to thank everyone that has helped over the last 18 months with the build of the Gazebo and the ongoing maintenance of the site.
The following plotholders have contributed: -
Peter & Carl – plot 7a, Jon & Jackie – plot 29b, Ken & Christine – plot 22, John – plot 1 & 2, David – plot 40, Bev & Graham – plot 39, Bob – plot 31, Alan – plot 13, Trevor – plot 17a, Michael – plot 28, Roger & Ruth – plot 25, Stan - plot 44, Paul – plot 10a, Jeff & Robin – plot 9a/26, Bob – plot 10b, Rita & Kelvin – plot 19, John – plot 23b, Lynne – plot 20b, Mike – plot 29a, Malcolm & Chris - plot 9b
With everyone’s help we have managed to make the allotment a lovely place to be.
A BIG THANKS to all that have helped out.
National Citizen Scheme
We had another visit from the NCS teenagers. They were on site in November 2019 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.
Pictures of all the activities are available in the Gallery.
We have decided to continue with the two WAAA internal competitions of Best Newcomer since January 2020 and Best Overall Plot.
As an allotment we will also be entering the BDAC Competition:-
The Thorpe Trophy competition for the Best Kept site
WAAA AGM 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we were not able to have an AGM in 2021.
Instead the Chairman and Secretary reports for the year can be read at https://walmleyashallotment.co.uk/waaa-reports
Masterclasses at Moor green Allotments.
CANCELLED until further notice.
See the latest notices for more information.
Anyone interested in helping to plant new trees should visit the website of Birmingham Trees For Life to learn more https://btfl.org.uk/
Read the latest July 2021 WAAA newsletter to find out what has been going on and what we are doing.
The WAAA Committee newsletters are available from the link below.
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.
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 out and about so you can put out food supplements for them.
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
If you would like to make a donation to any of the supporting charities then follow the link below.