After introducing our wildlife wetland pond to the site last year, its fantastic to see that we have had newts take residence already. As newts are a UK endangered and protected species, it is even more special, and a credit to the Allotment committee members and plot holders that created this wonderful habitat on site.
Thanks to the AVDC new homes bonus grant we have been able to purchase materials to increase the amount of site access track and to fence the site boundary. The grant allowed us to fulfill the wishes of our plot holders from recent surveys and consultation we have undertaken.
With the grant money providing a majority of the cost of materials, we had a good turn out of committee members and plot holders to provide the labour for laying the track stone, and also the fixing of the site perimeter fencing. We would like to sincerely thank all those that turned up in their own time to complete these projects.
Both projects have been a complete success with all plot holders, and particularly the less able now being able to reach their plots at the far end of the site on the new track. The new fencing also provides a secure deterrent for stray dogs and deer entering the plots and destroying the crops our members have worked hard to grow.
An Article from our funders, ‘Heart of Bucks’.
Please note the new guide and conditions for keeping chickens on the site. Julie Wills is the committees appointed welfare officer for chickens on site, and if you have any questions or are considering keeping chickens on site, please in the first instance have a chat with Julie, who will be more than happy to advise you. Those of you that don’t know Julie, she has one of the larger polytunnels at the far end of the site.
New guidelines can be viewed in the useful documents area of the web site, or downloaded here.