Friday, 26 December 2008

Seasons Greetings & Appeal for Volunteers

A message From Mavis and the Committee

We hope that you all had a
Very Merry Christmas

(hope you enjoyed all your home grown vegetables!)


Good Wishes for a good gardening year for 2009


Actually - "Stanley Road Allotment & Garden Society NEEDS YOU"

How would YOU

like to help with the preparation of the new Trading Hut,

which is due to open on 14 February 2009?

Do you have any DIY skills?

(No need for modesty)

If the answer to any of these questions is yes


if you can spare about 2 hours every 6 weeks or so to help out in the new Shop, either on a Saturday or Sunday morning, please contact Nigel.

With your help we can build on the success we have achieved in securing the lottery award and transform this allotment into one in which we can all take pride.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Lottery Funding News at last !!!!

For the second time this year, the Stanley Road Allotment Society has cause for celebration. This time, it is because the Society has just been awarded a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery, “Awards For All”, to provide a new Trading Hut. The chairman, Mavis Peart said: “We are all absolutely delighted and I am very grateful for all the hard work that the Committee put into making the bid.”
Commenting on the award, Carl Brown, the Site Representative, said that Stanley Road is one of the most improved, and certainly, one of the most sought after allotments in the Borough with demand for new plots exceeding supply, resulting in a substantial waiting list. He believes that the grant for the new Trading Hut is a recognition of our success in transforming the allotment to become a valuable community resource.
We are all looking forward to the new Trading Hut when it opens in the spring. It is a great opportunity. The Society hopes that it will be a strong focus for help and advice as well as a ready source for garden supplies. It will be the centre of an allotment community that is inclusive, reflecting a diverse mix of nationalities, cultures, ages and gender. The allotment is proud of its links with Stanley Park Junior School and Orchard Hill College both of whom have plots on site. “Our hopes are high, thanks to a successful lottery bid”, concluded the chairman.

Mavis Peart - Chairman
Carl Brown – Site Rep