Allotment Rents for 2017

All allotment holders should now have received their allotment rent   renewals in the post. If you have not yet received yours please do let us know by contacting Lara at lara.prior@farnham.gov.uk.

In 2016 the rents rose to £57.50, bringing the allotments to the desired breakeven point. The allotment rent for 2017 will remain unchanged, however you will have noticed from your renewal an additional £2.00 charge. We listened to representations you made after we advised about the difficulties in getting cost effective public liability insurance for your plot and have negotiated a group scheme on your behalf. The insurance, taken out with Shield Insurance will now cover you for any third party injury on your own allotment plot and insure you against potential negligence claims. Please do make sure you pay the correct amount as stated on your invoice as a number of payments made last year fell slightly short and it is expensive and time consuming to chase those who have not paid the correct amount.

If your circumstances have changed and you do not intend to renew your tenancy for 2017 please do let us know as soon as possible so that the next tenant has chance to prepare the plot for the Spring. You can notify us by emailing lara.prior@farnham.gov.uk or calling Lara or Kevin on 01252 712667.

Trailer loads of manure available

Name: teela Spratt

Email: spratts@talktalk.net

Message: I have a yard in Farnham and have trailer loads of manure off the field which has no shavings or straw in. Some well rotted. I am happy for someone to come and pick it up, at a time to suit them. My phone number is 01252 795752.

Winter Lecture – Question and answer panel

Date: 25th February 2015

Time: 7pm

Venue: Council Chamber in South Street

On this occasion your liaison group thought it would be a good idea to make the evening a question and answer panel. The panel will be made up of our very own allotment holders will will share their own successes and failures with you. All you need to do is come along with your questions and get them answered by the people who have first-hand experience of growing on an allotment.

If you would like to come along to this evening please email Kevin Taitt and confirm how many tickets you will require. This will enable us to make sure we have enough seats and tea/coffee available for the evening.

Submit A Question

If you are coming to the evening and have a question for the panel please submit it below so we can be prepared and have all the information that you may require, including some photos, to hand.

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Dates For Your Diary

17th May – BBQ and Plant Swap

This year the BBQ will take place, once again, at our greenhouses on West Street. This is a very pleasant occasion, meeting other allotment holders and swapping ideas. All you need to do is bring along what you want to eat and drink and something to sit on. The BBQ will be fired up at 5 pm ready for the cooking. We all grow more plants than we want, so bring along your spare plants and swap them with someone for something else.

W/C 25th May – Scarecrow Competition

This year our scarecrow competition is taking place during the late Spring Bank holiday period. This year the competition’s theme is just any scarecrow, so why not make a scarecrow with your children/grandchildren and have some fun doing it. Garden vouchers will be given to the winner and there will be certificates for all entries.

W/C 23rd June – Annual Allotment Competition

This competition is for the best allotment plot on each site. We also have an overall winner of the Best Plot on all Farnham Town Councils allotment sites. Later in this newsletter I will give you a brief idea of what the judges look for in an allotment plot.

19th July – Farnham Allotment Show

This year our allotment show will be held, once again, at the Maltings, in the Cellar Bar. Our show will take the usual format with prize giving by the Mayor at 4pm. The show is a bit of fun and is getting better year on year. The Show Schedule to follow shortly.

W/C 11th August – Tallest Sunflower Competition

This is a new competition introduced for this year. During the week commencing the 11th August we will come around and measure the sunflowers on all sites with the tallest one winning the prize.

W/C 20th October – Pumpkin Competition

Measuring will take place during this week and the pumpkin with the largest girth will be the winner.

It’s Show Time!

Our show is once again upon us and it certainly doesn’t seem like a year ago when we held our last one. I thought it might be helpful to you if you are intending to come down to outline the programme for the day.

Date 27th July and to be held at The Maltings in the Barley Room.

Staging time from 8 am to 10.45 with Judging commencing at 11 am

The show will open to everyone at 1 p.m.

Prize giving at 4.15 pm by the Town Mayor.

Your show is part of the Town Show organised by the Maltings. Enclosed you will find a schedule for the show which outlines the classes.

If you are able to enter the show please come and see me when you get there for a parking permit and also an exhibitor pass to get in to the Maltings.

If you are able to put something into the show please do support your show. We do have a small childrens section and would like to see more entries from the children.

We do also have other classes that asks for something you have made from the vegetables/fruit from your allotment that is edible. We also have classes for flowers from your allotment.

Farnham Allotments Annual Lecture 2013

We are delighted to announce that the Farnham Allotments 2013 lecture will be delivered by the Head Gardener from Parham House, Sussex.

You can read more about the House and Gardens on the Parham House website.

Date: 20th March 2013

Time: 7pm – 9pm (with tea break)

Location: Farnham Town Council Offices, Farnham

Anyone interested in growing vegetables and gardening generally is invited. Attendance is free.

To reserve your place please contact us and let us know how many people will be in your party.