Coutteslowe
Cutteslowe Allotment Association
Cutteslowe Allotment Association 


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BREAKING NEWS  Tesco Bags of Help 2019

We have been notified that our application to Tesco Bags of Help has been sucessful. Voting in Tesco stores ended on the first of May. We will receive a minimum of £1000 pounds and could receive up to £4000 depending on the outcome of the voting

 

BREAKING NEWS   New Entrance Area

We were sucessful in securing a grant from the National Lottery of £3600 which has enabled us to complete the work to create a new entrance area. The work was undertaken by Oxford Direct Services and overseen by Ian. The result has been well received by members and will make access to the mobility beds much easier and will enable lorries to deliver to a hard standing area which will be created in the coming months.

 

BREAKING NEWS  Bird Scarer

We have installed a kite which was developed by farmers to deter pigeons. It appears to be effective and has reduced the prescence of pigeons in the upper parts of the allotments.

 

 

BREAKING NEWS  New Solar Power System

Our new solar power system has been delivered and installed by Dave and Ian in the container. The solar panel will be located and installed on the roof of the container and the sytem will then be fullly operational. This will provide power for lights in the container, charging battery powered tools, mobiles and run electric strimmers, hedge cutters, etc.   

                New Lottery Funded Water Supply 2018
The new water supply is now operational and has served us well during the hot and dry summer. Thanks to Ian for all his hard work in coordinating the ground works and installation which was very well executed by staff from the Parks Department and the contractor.

 

Next Committee Meeting

Our Committee Meeting was held in March 2019 - next meeting will be held in June - date and time TBC

AGM December 2018

Was held in the refurbished Top Sports Pavilion (next to cricket pitch) in Cutteslowe Park on Sunday the 9th December 2018 at 11.00am. We members were notified by email in November with the agenda. Refreshments were provided. All members were warmly welcomed ! The Minutes of the meeting can be viewed here AGM Minutes

Badger Damage October 2018
Unfortunately, we seem to have attracted a badger onto the allotment again. Damage seems to have been limited to sweetcorn grown on three different allotments. It would be most helpful if members whose allotment perimeter includes proximity to the outside fence could check the outside fence for any signs of where the badger may be getting in. If we can find the entry point then we will be able to take action to prevent the badger getting in. As vegetation dies down the committee will check the outside of the perimeter fence with a view to blocking any holes which could be used by wildlife to get into the allotments.

 

Next Oxford District Federation of Allotment Associations Meeting

 

The meeting was held on January 22nd Tues at 7.15pm. Ian Sheppard and Bob Findlay attended the Allotment Liaison meeting.



Useful Links

 

Crop Protection (Wire and Netting)

https://www.wirefence.co.uk


Oxford and District Federation of Allotment Associations http://www.odfaa.com/

The National Allotment Society (NSALG) http://www.nsalg.org.uk/about-us/

Royal Horticultural Society http://www.rhs.org.uk/

Oxford City Council Allotments http://www.oxford.gov.uk/

Thompson & Morgan  http://www.thompson-morgan.com/vegetables

Sutton Seeds http://www.suttons.co.uk/

Potato Varieties (Potato Council) http://www.varieties.potato.org.uk

Harrod Horticulture http://www.harrodhorticultural.com

Bunkers Hill Garden Centre http://www.bunkershillgardenshop.co.uk/

Yarnton Garden Centre http://www.yarntonnurseries.co.uk/

Garden Machinery (Repairs and Purchase) http://www.meadhamsgardenmachinery.co.uk/

Blight Watch http://www.blightwatch.co.uk

Met Office Weather Forecast http://www.metoffice.gov.uk

Will it Rain Today ? http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

We are located on the edge of Cutteslowe Park Off the A40 at Earlsfield Way

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