On the 2nd, 4th & 10th of August we hosted a group of teenage volunteers from the National Citizen Service (The Challenge).
On the 2nd and 4th 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.
Take a look at the pictures using the link below.
In the last 6 months we have had over 6 new plot-holders. They are actively tending their plots, which has led to a marked improvement in the appearance of the site.
Well done to everyone.
We now have ALL plots taken.
Anyone who may be interested in a plot can still enquire and be added to our waiting list.
A big thank you to all who attended the Meet and Greet evening on Saturday 6th July.
It was encouraging that 24 plot-holders braved the cooler weather, bringing with them their own food and drink.
The home made wine was particularly well received together with the large variety of cakes and even a classic cheese selection, the lemon drizzle cake was my first choice.
It would have been nice to have welcomed more of our new plot-holders.
We hope to plan another event and hope to see more of you then.
It was good to hear your views and a great chance for everyone to hear and see what the Committee are striving for on behalf of our allotment.
More detail about our progress is available under the Noticeboard section.
The latest WAAA Committee minutes and newsletters are now available.
Read the August WAAA newsletter to find out what has been going on and what we are doing.
The BDAC newsletters are also available on this link.
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.
West Midlands police have now produced an online booklet which gives details of a large number of scams and other fraudulent behavior.
The Little Book Of Big Scams 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.
Birmingham And District Allotments Confederation.
Did you know that every Plot holder who rents a plot from Birmingham City Council is automatically a member of the BDAC.
Visit their website to find out who they are and what they do.
Do your bit for the British Wildlife.
Hedgehogs are very active at this time. You may come across one on the allotment if you are on site in the evening.
Foxes are also regularly sighted and help to keep the vermin population down.
All our straw comes from the Donkey Sanctuary.
If you would like to make a donation to any of the supporting charities then follow the link below.