Ron Watts MBE

It is with sadness that I have to report the death of Ron Watts MBE. Ron passed away on Sunday 9th August after a long illness.

Ron as you are aware judged our annual allotment competition for many years until this year but would have done it this year if we could have got him round the allotments. Ron also judged our allotment show from it inception and was always willing to help in any way he could.

I had known Ron for many years and he was such a gentleman. He will be sadly missed by us all.

Kevin

Deer Fencing on the Shepherd and Flock Allotment Site

Deer fencing
Deer Fencing (ours isn't as good)

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John and Pete on 9a kindly finished the road section on Saturday and they’ve done a great job – thanks! Only the opposite boundary and probably the gate left to secure now.

Dave

*** Update ***

Hi everyone

Just a quick update to let you know that Kevin’s team have dropped off the extra fencing – just in case you’ve not seen in. We need to get a team together to erect it. Can volunteers please email me or (d_wheeler AT hotmail DOT com) and then we’ll work out a convenient time. Please get in contact asap. I’ll try to email anyone who’s contact details I have…I’m rubbish at keeping records!!

David

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Just a quick notice to all fellow S&F plot holders.

As you know we’ve been hit over the autumn by the local deer population. We are planning on erecting some deer fencing this Saturday at 11am.

We currently have 6 volunteers (which is enough) but if you’d like to help please pop along.

The Town Council have provided the fencing, we just need to put it up. We have been offered assistance by a fellow allotment holder in Farnham, who knows what he’s doing, so we shouldn’t run into too many problem although the proof will be in the erecting.

Cheers, David (plot no.3)

Chemical Weedkiller in Manure

Dear all,

I have found that a petition has been started to try and stop Dow Agrosciences having the suspended chemical weedkiller reinstated that has contaminated so much manure. The petition is http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/aminopyralidban  and I have signed it. I feel we need to try and stop this as so many crops have been affected by this problem.

Kind regards

Kevin