News and events

Covid 19 Update

24th March 2020

The allotment site remains open to enable people to exercise once a day.

 

However, please follow the government guidelines which we have interpreted as:-

 

  •          Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser  e.g. after opening or closing the gate

  •          Observe “Social Distancing” with each other; keep 2-3 metres away from other people, particularly vulnerable individuals

  •          Do not share tools and eliminate contact with each other, for example, no handshakes

  •          Do not wash your hands in water troughs

 

The shop will be closed until further notice.

The ARLGA AGM planned for 3rd April is postponed.

 

If the situation changes notices will be posted on site. If you have any questions please contact the Secretary on 0208 303 0242, or via the Contact form on this site.

Garden Snug Project at Red House, Bexleyheath

By Clare Ward Thomas

As well as being an allotment plot holder, I am also a volunteer, just down the road, at the National Trust property of Red House. Dating from 1859, this is an iconic Arts and Crafts house, built by the architect Philip Webb and designer, poet and socialist William Morris.

 

The house was situated in an orchard and the garden was designed to ‘cloak the house’. A series of garden rooms were created in the spirit of medieval gardens. This was a revolutionary approach to gardening at the time and had a major influence on later horticulturists such as Gertrude Jekyll.

 

Morris lived in the house from 1860 -1865 and many changes have occurred  since his departure. However there is now an exciting project, led by Head Gardener Robert Smith, to recreate one of the original garden rooms and I thought perhaps allotment holders might be interested to follow the project, either on line at: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/red-house/features/the-garden-snug-project-at-red-house or by popping in and seeing for themselves. The rest of the garden is wonderful too. The house and garden open this year on 1st March. Entrance to the garden is free. Opening times are Wednesday –Sunday, 11am-5pm.

Association Show 2019

Images from the show and a new perspective

Janice gives her thoughts on the annual show.

Community Fridge Scheme

Bexley council scheme to share produce

Bexley Council are in the process of setting up a network of ‘Community Fridges’ across the Borough that accept fresh produce and operate in the same way as a Food Bank. Details are shown on the attached poster where you can contact Patrick, who is organising the network, if you have any spare produce that could be donated.

Parking in Greenvale

Please read and comply with the request below

Parking in Greenvale is limited and residents have made complaints that plot holders have been parking in the street, instead of inside our site in the designated parking areas. Please refrain from parking in Greenvale and use the designated parking on our site, so that we can maintain a good relationship with our neighbours.

Works on allotment site entrance

Works now complete

We are pleased to advise that the works to lay a new surface at the entrance gate are now complete, and hope that our members enjoy a cleaner more stable surface when entering and exiting the site.

Shop opening times

Please note the new opening times

From January to October, the shop will open as usual from 10.30 -12.00 every Sunday. For November and December, the shop opening hours will be reduced to 1 hour from 10.30 - 11.30, but will now be open every Sunday, as opposed to every second weekend as in the past.

Site security

Please lock the gate

Please ensure that, apart from Sunday mornings, the site gate is always locked after entry and exit in order to ensure the site remains as secure as possible. On a number of recent occasions, the gate has been found open and this obviously puts the site at greater risk from unauthorised entry, damage and theft. We are fortunate that the fence and gate provide reasonably good security for the site and we have enjoyed a fairly long period without problems. Please let's keep it that way by being vigilant and keeping the gate locked.

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