A message from the Committee

Dear fellow plot holders.
These are unsettling times and Coronavirus is changing the way we live, work and socialise.
We are incredibly lucky in that we have our allotments where we can enjoy a safe and healthy environment, stay active and have a degree of social interaction.
We do have some vulnerable plot holders who are desperate to keep coming up to their plots, so please be respectful of keeping a safe distance from each other.
It is advisable to wear gloves when opening the padlocks/gates or using any communal wheelbarrows and also to hand sanitise if possible.   The water will be turned on W/C 23rd March so hand washing will be possible from next week.
The Shed at Hertford Avenue will remain open for the time being. We have a contactless card machine so please try this to save handling money.
The growing season is just about to start, so please enjoy our allotments safely and with consideration for each other.
The BHAS Committee.

Turkey Pen Take Down Party

On Sunday 28th July we came together at the Hertford Road allotment site to dismantle a disused turkey pen. It was a great community event with over a dozen of us lending a hand to clear the site so it can be used for events in the future.

 

First the main pen was dismantled and where possible materials were reused around the site by plot holders.

It took a couple of hours of clearing the main pen and disused materials behind the turkey pen.

 

It was then time for some delicious cake, kindly baked by Halina – coconut and cherry or plum sponge plus tea. There was even enough to take a slice home!

And the finished result, what a transformation!

The next job will be to level out the area and then it’s over to you, what would you like to see the space used for? Covered seating area? Polytunnel? Let us know!

Richmond Council compost giveaway – 14 April

The Richmond Council released their newsletter this week and announced that, on Sunday 14 April, they will be hosting a compost giveaway at Holly Road car park in Twickenham. The giveaway runs from 11:00 to 15:00 or until compost is gone.

Each household can take two bags of compost home for free and small electrical items no longer needed can also be recycled.

For more information, visit the council’s website.