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Next event: Come along to the Big Lunch on 7th June!
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Oldfield Allotments and Garden Association

Newsletter - May 2015
There's lots going on over the next few months and it would be great to see you at events or even just at the allotment shop.

Save Petrol and time, make it easy, shop locally at your Allotment Shop!

We are very competitive on prices, come and see for yourself. We are fully stocked up with:

Levington Multi Purpose Compost 70L bags
Miracle Gro Enriched Compost 50L bags
Levington Organic Farmyard Manure 50L bags
Levington Gro Bag 35L
Rockdust 20Kg bags
Seeds – If you buy 3 packs or more you get 25% discount,
Rootrainers, Trays, pots, Fertilizers and much much more. 
+ Free 2nd hand Gardening Magazines available.

Members Allotment Shop Details
Saturdays from 10am to 1pm
Wednesdays from 5 to 7pm
Upcoming Events
Get in touch if you can come along

Sat 30th May: Volunteer Day
Sun 7th June: The Big Lunch
Sat 27th June: Volunteer Day

Sat 18th July: Volunteer Day
Sat 25th July: Produce Show & BBQ
Sat 26th Sep: Volunteer Day
Sat 24th Oct: Volunteer Day




 

Ealing in Bloom 2015
 
Notice to all plotholders; please have your plot and paths in top condition for the Ealing in Bloom site competition and local Judging of all plots:
First visit: around 1st June
Second visit: around 13th July

You are invited to join

The Big Lunch in Northolt.

The Big Lunch is a nationwide afternoon where neighbours get together. We thought this would be a great event to hold in Northolt and welcome everyone.               

Date: Sunday 7th June 2015

Time: 12noon till 3pm                    
Venue: Oldfield Allotments Community Area, Under “The Oak Tree”. Entrance Gate Opposite: Carr Rd. no. 156
What to bring: Please bring food and drink to share and exchange with other participants, and if you have some please bring your own (recyclable) plates, cutlery and glasses (we will also have some at the event for everyone to use). Note: Please label your food and mention if it is vegetarian or not too.
RSVP: By email: oldfieldallotments@gmail.com or in person, at the Allotment Shop during opening hours.

It will be fantastic to mix and mingle with your local neighbours and enjoy a variety of food brought to the Big Lunch by everyone that lives locally. There will be a marque, tables and chairs and a raffle to collect donations for Nepal on the day. Our charity sponsor is Umbrella Foundation which does amazing work in Nepal for children.

If you are able to, please help us prepare for this event - Join us at "The Oak Tree" on Friday 5th June from 4pm and Saturday 6th June from 10am
Produce Show & BBQ
Saturday 25th July
 
Please put date in your diary and look out for more information on gates! 
Some pictures below from last year.
A delicious BBQ with everyone on the allotment site.
Lot's of great produce on show for the fun produce show.
Money awarded for permanent onsite dry composting toilet!
After the latest ward meeting the allotments have been awarded money from The Greenford Green Forum for supply and installation of the toilet. It will still take time to know what the plan is and what will happen but we can look forward to hearing more very soon.
Our allotments featured in newsletter.
Download a copy of the article featuring the Oldfield Allotment and Garden Association written by Paula and Stuart Lawrence.

Download article part 1.
Download article part 2.
Re-new your membership
The new membership year started on 1st October 2014

If you haven’t already renewed your membership, we hope you would like to join us again for another year. Only £2.00! Hope to see you in the “Members Allotment Shop” during opening hours, to sign up, and enjoy all the benefits of being a member.
We need your help!

Volunteer Days
The volunteer days will be organised during lasts Saturday of the months shown at the top right of this newsletter, Michel will decide on the project work for each season. Every plot holder and/or member of his/her family is expected to participate in at least one of these volunteer days, which will end with a small BBQ and a social get-together on the allotment site, stay as long as you wish to participate.
Start: 10am  BBQ: 1.30pm

Please
drop us an email to let us know which volunteer day you'd like to help on.
 
Your suggestions are welcome!
Please do let us know your thoughts on how to improve the site, or suggestions for a coach trip or anything else, please contact any of the Association's committee members or drop us an email.
The Association's Committee Members list
Below is the list and the plots where they can be contacted if you want to contact someone.

Fiona Hughes - plots 1,2 and 14
Joanne Jackson - plots 17 and 18
Kristine Kristensen - plots 8 and 9
Poul Kristensen - plot 43
Connie and Lee Gray - plots 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
Michel le Guilcher (Site Manager) - plots 94, 95 and 96
Geoff Stevens - plots 58 and 87
Guy and Marian Hillman - plots 23, 24 and 32
Jan Burgin - plot 61
Oscar Smith - plots 117 and 118
Paula and Stuart Lawrence - plot 13
Chris Jones - plot 12
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