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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.

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:

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. 

Upkeep and Maintenance needed please!

The plots are looking wonderful. We also need the rest of the site to be kept under control. Please could you ensure that all your own plot boundaries are trimmed and weed free. In addition, we do ask plot holders to maintain the site boundaries adjacent to their plot. This means, for example, removing weeds, saplings and bindweed from the boundary hedges and fences. This coming weekend, 20/21 June, would have been one of our working parties when general site and boundary maintenance would have taken place. Unfortunately, current restrictions mean this cannot go ahead so we would ask you to do what you can this weekend (or over the next few days) to keep our lovely site maintained. If we all do our share, this is not an onerous task. Many thanks in anticipation of seeing lots of socially distanced activity.