As part of the allotment plots agreement – ALL plot holders are expected to participate in at least 3 work mornings – to focus on the communal or shared areas of the sites creating a better environment for us all to enjoy.
All 10am – Noon
Sat 2nd March 2019 Whitton Drive
Sat 6th April 2019 Whitton Drive
Sat 4th May 2019 Whitton Place
Sat 1st June 2019 Horsenden
Sat 6th July 2019 Whitton Place
Sat 3rd August 2019 BBQ
Sat 14th September 2019 Horsenden
Sat 5th October 2019 Whitton Drive
Sat 2nd November 2019 Horsenden
Competition entry limited to members only. Viewing, teas & coffees, etc open to all. Free entry.
All 3pm – 5pm
Sat 13th April 2019 Spring
Sat 13th July 2019 Summer
Sat 7th September 2019 Autumn
Pop down to Whitton Place for a natter over tea, coffee and cakes.
All 10am – Noon
Tue 9th April 2019
Tue 14th May 2019
Tue 11th June 2019
Tue 9th July 2019
Tue 13th August 2019
Tue 10th September 2019
Tue 8th October 2019
We have been awarded in two categories for Ealing in Bloom this year. Well done all!
The Horsenden Grape and Honey Farm has been proceeding well recently after a few false starts caused by the confusing weather at the start of the year. But now the grapes are in and are doing well. The roadway was started but then was paused as some problems became apparent. At one point, a large lorry became stuck on the slope and it was only due to the skill of the driver and the intervention of a tractor that it was able to return to the safety of the road! These problems were all to do with safe access to the site.
So, a couple of manhole covers had to be replaced and the crossover/slope to the top entrance needed some considerable amount of work leveling it with some concrete. It should now be safe for the 100 tonne lorries to enter the site properly and be able to deliver the further hardcore and “finings” we need to make the roadway good and so enable us to bring the two buildings and two composting toilets to the base of the site. In time, we expect the “highway 13” work on Whitton avenue east will provide a slightly widened entrance and that the steps and pedestrian access be improved and we have received some assurances from local councillors that this will indeed be done.
The grape and honey farm is all about bringing people together and making our local facilities better and we are proud to work with the council, local groups, local people and commercial companies and are more than happy to give credit when it is due.
The material for the roadway is being kindly provided by Greystar and R. Collard are providing the logistics bring it to our site so a big thank to Greystar and R. Collard!
The spring EAP newsletter is now out with details of how to enter this year’s Ealing in Bloom Competition and a wide variety of other topics. Also a reminder article about allotment bonfires. https://www.ealingallotmentspartnership.co.uk/images/newsletter/EAP_Newsletter_Spring_2018.pdf
7.30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6th
in the Polygon, St Mary’s Church, South Ealing Road, W5 5RH
Followed by Guest Speaker
Nic Ferriday – Perivale Wood Local Nature Reserve
and a presentation by
Ciaran Biggins of MindFood
On the charity’s work in Ealing
Refreshments will be available