BULLBEGGARS ALLOTMENTS OPEN AS PART OF THE SCHEME
DATES :26 AND 27 JUNE
TIME : 1100- 1700 SATURDAY AND 1200-1700 SUNDAY
The Safari has been taking place for 17 years. Gail Bromley one of our members has been a driving force behind this fun community and fundraising activity so I hope we can either support the Safari and our opening. If you take part in the Safari you can visit her garden on the Sunday. The amount raised year on year varies but can be up to £4K. The profit made from the Safari will be split between the Village Hall – to maintain it for the community events and a Horsell charity. There will be 20 gardens to visit across the two days and a wide variety to enjoy – small, large, more formal or cottage style, shady or sunny and Bullbeggars allotments. The cost which admits you to all gardens across the 2 days is £8 each (children under 14 go free) The programmes are on sale at a number of shops in the village.
HOW CAN HAA MEMBERS HELP?
Enjoy the Safari and take part in an enjoyable walk around Horsell but we would also appreciate some help and see 1st draft of the rota and any help would be appreciated so let me know if you can assist an any way and I can add you to the rota or other activity.
- Assist in welcoming guests to our site. Side gate will be locked and visitors checked on entry at main gate. 1 hour slot as a volunteer would be appreciated. Let me know if you can help and preferred time
- There will be seeds on sale and the profit from these will go to Woking age concern
- Honey will be on sale
- The site shop will be open selling items. Profits go into the HAA
- If you have any plants or unwanted seeds etc, these can be donated and we can then sell these with profits going to Woking Hospice
- If you have any produce we can sell these items and profits will go to Woking Hospice
COVID PRECAUTIONS WILL STILL BE IN PLACE
Please can all members note that where possible all communication from the Association to yourself will be by email. To ensure you receive messages from us please adjust your email settings to stop our mail going into your junk box. Please also from time to time review your Junk mail to ensure no messages have been missed.
Exciting events from the August bank holiday weekend. A grass snake was found tangled in some netting. Two plot holder managed to release the snake and place it in a safe location.
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Last week Horsell Allotment Association proudly collected our certificate awarded at the Woking Council Allotment Competition presentation evening. Horsell Allotment Association’s Bullbeggars Site placed second in the Best Kept Allotment Site competition, judging having taken place in early July.
There are 5 categories in the Allotments competition all using the same scoring system with marks out of 20 given for each of Tidiness, Variety and Quality. These are then totalled to give a total score out of 60.
- Tunis Cup Best Kept Allotment Site
- Ted Smith Shield Best Plot in Borough
- Leam Challenge Shield Best 1st Year Plot holder
- Benstead Scroll Best Plot Cultivated by a Gardener over 70 Years of Age
- Ashley Slocock Best Plot Cultivated by a Lady
Out of the 10 sites in Woking Borough, Knaphill came first with 48 points out of 60, Bullbeggars came 2nd with 45 points and Littlewicks 9th with 20 points. The Judges made the following comments:
Bullbeggars: Really good site, well tended + productive, good visual aspect. Beautiful site, well maintained, good communal areas.
Littlewicks: Some communal areas excellent, plots suffer from lack of attention, weeds + failure to enrich the soil.
Ted Smith Shield
The winner from Knaphill scored 55 points. Our entrants scored as follows: B69 – 33 points, B46 – 37 Points, B48 – 48 points, L1&2 – 28 points, L53 – 35 points, L67 – 31 points
Leam Challenge Shield
The winner from Goldsworth Park scored 45 points. Our entrants scored as follows: B28b – 27 points, B36b – 28 points, L37a&b – 15 point, L24a – 25 points
The winner from Knaphill scored 54 points. Our entrants scored as follows: B54 – 41 points, B65 – 28 points, L74 – 19 points
The winner from Knaphill scored 55 points. Our entrants scored as follows: B45 – 30 points, B103 – 38 points, B65 – 28 points, L15 – 28 points, L72 – 26 points, L5 – 34 points.
Whilst we did not crack the top three positions in any individual category Bullbeggars second position was pleasing and each year the comments on Littlewicks indicate the gradual improvement of this still relatively new site. Thank you to everybody who kept the sites tidy for the judging and our thanks to those who entered the individual competitions on behalf of us all.
On 7th September, Horsell Allotment Association showed a display at the Wisley Flower Show as part of the “Growing together” competition. Led by Littlewicks plotholder, Uta, but with contributions from several plot holders from both sites, the HAA display was awarded Second Prize in the show.