Saturday, 31 January 2009

Work on the Trading Hut Continues......

Just in case you haven't been to the allotment lately, this is what has been going on since the Trading Hut was erected.
Alot of hours have been put in and alot of progress has been made!
As you can see, Carl & Nigel - along with Ron, Mike and others, have been busy transforming the interior of the Trading Hut by fixing plywood to the concrete walls

They have to be fixed to the concrete using extra sticky bonding which was very green and very sticky! Nigel's fingers looked more like SHREKS fingers - all covered in green!!

These were then painted white by very generous allotment holder volunteers - it was a fun few hours - cold but fun

Ron, who has put in hours and hours and even more hours was there in the freezing cold today painting what will be the counter and a cabinet.
As you can see, Ron is standing in what will be the store room. To the left of the photo you can see the sectioning that Mike has made an excellent job of - the door between the shop and the store room was being put in today also.

Help has arrived!

Others helped by making teas & coffees, supplying doughnuts (jammy ones!)
There was a really nice community spirit at the Trading Hut today!
Keep tuned in to find out more as the weeks progress - only 2 weeks to go!

Friday, 23 January 2009

Tribute to Peter Maynard

With deep sadness, we report the death of Peter Maynard, a long standing allotment holder here at Stanley Road Allotment, a keen member of the management committee and one of the mainstays of the Trading Hut.
His funeral on 15 January coincided with the erection of the new Trading Hut and was attended by members of the allotment committee. The Society provided a beautiful wreath to mark the occasion.
At the subsequent function at the Greyhound public house in Carshalton, John Bresman, the subscriptions secretary, who went to school at Stanley Park with Peter, shared a few anecdotes of their school days, much to the delight of the many guests.
We are very pleased that Gillian, ably supported by Derek, will continue to work Peter’s Plot, near the Trading Hut.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Stanley Road Allotment and Garden Society Update by the Site Rep 18 January 2009

Our allotment was one of 81 groups across London which was successful in the recent round of National Lottery Awards announced in the Awards For All Press release on 8 December 2008 under the heading: ‘Community Groups Strike It Rich After Lottery Awards.’ We were the standard bearer for Sutton. As an indication of the measure of our achievement, the list of successful boroughs included few other outer London Boroughs.

‘A lot of Lottery allotted’, the Sutton Guardian on 18 December 2008 reported:
“One of the most sought after allotments in the borough is set to cash in on its success after receiving a £10,000 grant.
“The Stanley Road Allotment and Garden Society have been awarded the money by the National Lottery Awards For All. "
“The money will be spent on a new trading hut, and the society hopes that it will be a strong focus for help and advice as well as a ready source for garden supplies….”

Yesterday (Saturday, 17 January), the Committee met in the new Trading Hut after it was erected the day before, to consider the layout of the new building. The Committee was very pleased at the amount of hard work that has been put in to delivering the project successfully on time.

The next milestone is completion of the fitting out, in time for opening on Saturday 14th February and for the formal opening by the Mayor, Councillor Brendan Hudson on Sunday 15th March at 11 am - two notes for your diaries!

The Committee would like to thank everyone who has volunteered for their offer of help.

There are some photographs of the construction work which we hope will be of interest.

The first slide show of photographs are of the work involved to get the base in position.

The second slide show is of the Trading Hut being erected.

Carl Brown - Site Rep.

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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Want to get your plot into shape for 2009?


Dread the thought of all that digging??

Then why not have it rotavated??

Only £45 – Full Plot &
£25 – Half Plot

If interested please speak to
Nigel – Mr Rotavator