Allotments Excel at Fundraising in 2017

Allotment Charity Table

Allotments Excel at Fundraising in 2017

The recent Allotment Committee meeting minutes disclose lots of news but none as staggering as their fundraising efforts.  Through their charity stall they have so far raised £4,250, nearly £2,000 more than last year!  There is still time to add to the total since the stall remains open until first frost.

The agreed recipients were confirmed as:

  • 5Ts £1,600 for a Christmas meal and pantomime visit,
  • £800 to Toddlers group,
  • £800 to the Church Wired group,
  • £100 West Bergholt Fete, and
  • £950 to be retained.

£374 of the £540 grant was spent on the stall structure and a small further amount is needed.

The Allotments Committee are now looking for beneficiaries for 2018.  If you are, or know of, a local organisation, submit your written request to Terry Claydon either via the Parish Clerk or email to [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”].

In Other News

Seed Club

The Allotments Committee has recently formed a ‘Seed Club’ offering members a discount off seeds from Moles Seeds (Turkey Cock Lane, Stanway).  Membership is currently available to members of the Gardening Club as well as Allotment Holders.  It may also be opened up to others in the village next year by way of an Associate Membership.  Watch this space!

Vacant Plots

At the time of the committee meeting there were 6 vacant plots and a waiting list of just 4 – if you are interested contact the committee as above.

Open Gardens & Allotments 2018

This event will take place on 1st July 2018 from 11.30 to 5.30. The organising committee are looking for more gardens to be involved and also for any clubs, special interests etc; e.g. model railways, vintage cars.  It was agreed that the allotments would participate as before. Donations received will go to The Tom Bowdidge Foundation and Essex Air Ambulance.


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