Archive for February, 2012

Update on the Wollaton allotments

In November we had a plea for help and support from some Wollaton allotmenteers, whose gardens were under threat from developers. This is the latest news:

” Good morning. You may recall that I emailed you in November 2011 on the above topic, and promised to keep you informed of the situation. Here is an update for you.

MIDDLETON GRANGE [ this is the Developer’s name for the proposed residential development ]

The developers have today launched a website on the proposals: It is quite a hefty chunk of information, but at first perusal seems a very thorough job.

A public consultation will take place on Thursday 23 February 2012 at St. Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, NG8 2ND.This will take the form of a drop-in exhibition with a team from the developers there for questions and comments. Anyone planning to attend may benefit from forearming themselves by reading the website; a crowded venue with staff being paid to say the right thing is not necessarily conducive to a balanced view! Attendees will be presented with a questionnaire to complete, and I personally would not be pressed to doing this “on the spot”. The questionnaire has – I believe – a freepost Business Reply address, so it may be better to know the required completion date and take your time with it.

Thank you once again for your interest and possible support.

With kind regards

A plot renter

A public notice may well appear in the press. ”


February 29, 2012 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

Conservation Qualifications

BTCV are offering Conservation Qualifications (free for people on benefits) on courses at Attenborough Nature Reserve starting in April. For more information call 0115 9313316, email or see the flyer

February 9, 2012 at 11:42 am Leave a comment

Purchasing seeds

Chris Collins, the current Blue Peter Gardener is the director of where you can buy packets of seeds for your allotments. There is also the capability to ask Chris any gardening questions you might have

They have another site which rewards allotmenteers with free seeds when they create blogs about their plots. The site is busy and thriving already. Become part of it and never have to buy seeds again!

February 9, 2012 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

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