Please follow the link below to see the rules and complete your submission before 5pm on July 20th.
There is normally a public vote for the Favourite Plot at our Open Day. As this has been cancelled, we have decided to give members the opportunity to vote for their favourite plot. Each member will have one vote. You cannot vote for your own plot! More details to follow.
We are delighted to announce that the committee will still be holding the Best Plot competition this year. Judging will take place in early June. The combination of the beautiful April weather, recent rain and all your hard work means that the plots are already looking great. Keep up the good work and good luck.
Here are the results from the Best Plot competitions that were judged a couple of weeks ago and the winners announced at our
OPEN DAY yesterday.
For a reminder of the voting criteria, click on the following link:
Our President, Eileen preparing the Shop for the Open Day.
Winner – Alan Court, Plot 37, score of 130 points
Runner-up – Keith Sinden, Plot 12, score of 117 points
Third place – John Meloy, Plot 17, score of 113 points
Winner – John Charlton, Plot 4, score of 104 points
Runner-up – Vicky & Rod Parker, Plot 24, score of 102 points
Third place – Elizabeth Bears. Plot 35, score of 102 points
Winner – Elizabeth Bears, Plot 35, score of 102 points
Runner-up Michael Coldwell, Plot 18, score of 95 points
The winner of the Best Plot voted for by the visitors yesterday was:
The winner of the Recycled Art Competition also voted for by the visitors was:
Steve on Plot 9
Our thanks to everyone who took part in all of the competitions and yesterday at the Open Day.
Our Site Manager, Chris, found he had the wrong set of spectacles when he arrived home yesterday, if you have picked up his and left yours, please could you email him at
Please be aware that the judging of the plots this year, for our annual competition, will take place during the week commencing the 25th June. As is usual, all plots will be examined by our independent judges. (Unless you’ve previously requested exclusion from the competition). The Judges will of course need to gain access to each members plot to closely examine the crops. (The full judging criteria can be found within the documentation section of this site.) Finally, the results will be announced during the open day on the 8th July. Keep it looking its best and Good Luck.
A reminder that this years Best Plots competition will be judged during the week commencing the 26th June. So just two weeks to get your plot in tip top shape. The criteria our independent judges will use to identify the best plots is same as previous years and can be found here:- CRITERIA FOR ALLOTMENT PLOT JUDGING
Please note also that our judges will need to gain access to your individual plots, to check on the quality of the produce etc, unless of course you have opted out of this years competitions. Good luck to all members and the results / awards will of course be notified during our annual open day.
For those members unable to be at the weigh-in this year, the results in reverse order are now detailed below. ‘Judge Doug’ officiated the day and was armed with two sets of scales plus an IKEA maxi blue bag and stated that “although entries were fewer than were hoped, the quality of the produce was exceptional”.
In 3rd place was Holly Godfrey who had grown a perfectly formed and bright orange pumpkin in a well-cared for environment – 4kgs and still growing !! Weighed in situ.
This morning we measured the 7 entries that had been made to the Sunflower Competition and we are pleased to announce the results below:
1st Place – Plot 15, Brian & Ernie, Winning Height 321.5 cms a new site record!
The runner up was Eileen on Plot 3 with a very good effort of 303cms.
Doug & Steph plot 21 – 245.5cms
Dawn plot 6 241.5 cms
Pauline & Mick plot 18a – 196 cms
Holly (Godfrey) plot 10 230 cms
Keith plot 12a 218 cms
Congratulations to all of you!
This coming Sunday 3rd July at 10:00am we are having our normal coffee morning as it is the first Sunday in the month. In addition this month we are asking members if they can join the Working Party to carry out some of those essential tasks around the site that keep the site clean and tidy and well maintained. So if you can spare a couple of hours on Sunday to help Chris, our Site Manager, with these essential jobs it would be very much appreciated. You will of course be rewarded with Tea and Coffee in the Clubhouse and I am sure there will be something to eat too.
Obviously we want the site looking its best for visitors on our Open Day on Sunday 17th July so this is another reason to help out this Sunday. We hope as well that you will be able to support us on the Open Day and of course you won’t want to miss the Best Plot presentations at 3pm. By the way, the judging for the best plots has now taken place. We would also like some cakes for the Open Day, so if you can make one please could you email Dawn with the details of what sort of cake you can provide.
In 2015, no one came anywhere near matching the society record of 43.3KG. So, don’t worry if you have a much smaller offering, you still have a great chance of winning. Give it a go and start nurturing your seeds for some fun and friendly rivalry plus the chance to win a prize.
Rules are simple:-
Register at one of our coffee mornings in the club house or on-line below. Please place your 50p entry fee in an envelope stating your name, plot number and which competition you are entering. Alternatively, pop your envelope through the letterbox of 1 Meadow Close, CT18 7PS. Your entry must be received by 2nd September.
Pumpkin must be grown from seed and still rooted on your plot until just before the weighing on Sunday 2nd October
- Pumpkin must be in good condition and free from rot and holes.
Why not enter here now and pay later ? .
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