Occasional Articles and Allotment chat and comments.
Cancelled due to drought
Due to the drought the allotments competition and Woking in Bloom have both been cancelled by Woking Borough Council.
Due to the wet weather it has been necessary to close the bottom road again.
Vehicle damage when the ground is waterlogged is severe, and there are already a few areas that will need repairing in the Spring.
It is inconvenient when the road is closed, but even more inconvenient to manage significant repairs.
Please be patient, the road will be opened when the ground is drier and damage is less likely to occur.
Following the AGM it has been agreed to increase the rents for 2012 to counter the deficit made during 2011.
Rents will go up by £2.00 a plot to £19.50 (plus £0.50p membership).
WB Allotments are still the cheapest in Woking Borough, and amongst the lowest in the country.
8:00pm in Catholic Church Hall, West Byfleet
Do try and make the AGM, it's your opportunity to hear how the year has gone, and to pitch in with your thoughts and ideas.
The waiting list of new people wanting an allotment continues to grow. At the time of this article there are 34 people on the list.
In West Byfleet we turn over around 3-4 plots a year, so someone at the bottom of this list could have a long wait. This is moderated by the fact that by the time someone gets to the top of the list, they have either changed their mind, or found a plot on another allotment site. Which all makes it quite difficult to predict how long the wait it.