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Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning Reminder

We will be holding our first coffee morning of the year on :-

Sunday May 2nd 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00

Please bring the correct change. Tea/Coffee 50p. Cake £1

Social distancing guidelines will be observed.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Open Day and Working Parties

We are aiming to hold our Open Day on July 18th 2021 so please put the date in your diary. This will be preceded by Working Parties on 3rd and 4th July to ensure our site looks its very best. As ever, we are seeking masses of help from our members on these days. More information to follow.

Annual General Meeting

The postponed AGM will take place at 7:30 on 1st July 2021 at Hawkinge Town Football Club on Pavilion Rd. Please put the date in your diary. The meeting is open to all members and we would urge you to attend to hear our plans and have your input into the activities of the society. We would also like to hear from people interested in joining the committee or playing a more active role in the society.

Coffee Mornings

We are delighted to be able to announce that our monthly Coffee Mornings will resume on Sunday 2nd May at 10:00. All prevailing COVID precautions will be followed. More information will be circulated nearer the time.

Offers of cake donations please to:- chairman@hawkinge-allotments.org.uk

We are so looking forward to catching up with our members old and new.

Growing Season

The committee hopes you have all been able to get up to your plots and get started. If for any reason you are unable to tend your plot, please let us know and we will see if we can help in any way. If you have decided to give up your plot, please let us know immediately so that we can offer it to those on our waiting list who are keen to get started.

In either case, please contact:- chairman@hawkinge-allotments.org.uk

Dog Fouling

Dog Fouling
The committee is very disappointed to report that over the last couple of weeks there have been several incidences of dog poo left on the grass paths around the site.

Dogs are allowed on site but must be on a lead unless safely enclosed on your plot. If you are walking your dog to and from your plot or around the site, please observe their actions very carefully and ensure you clean up after them. It is not acceptable to leave dog poo anywhere around the site. Please be considerate to your fellow plot holders. Nobody wants to tread in it and many plot holders bring children to the site with them. If you don’t have a poo bag, you will surely have a spade or trowel available on your plot to use to remove it. 

If this fouling continues, we may regrettably have to review allowing dogs on site. This would be a great shame as many owners and their dogs enjoy being there together and do so responsibly.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct has been updated with an amendment to clause 1(f) which now reads:

(f)The management committee, on behalf of the landlord, has the right to refuse admittance to a non-tenant. All visits to the site by groups or other organisations must have prior approval from the management committee.

It is the responsibility of all plot holders to familiarise themselves with the Code of Conduct. The full document can be found here:

Seed Potatoes

One of our members has recently visited the Garden Centre (Harringe Plants), located behind the Farm Shop in Sellindge and informs us that they have a very good selection of seed potatoes available. Our society recommends that where possible, good blight resistant varieties are chosen for your plot again this year.

Padlock Code Change

Padlock Code Change

The above is changed annually to protect our site. This year, the change will take place on February 1st 2021 at 09:00.  Plot holders will be informed of the new code by email. Those without email will receive a note. The codes must not be shared with anyone who is not a plot holder.