24 March 2020
Following the instructions around movement and gatherings from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, we are consulting with central government but as we understand the situation at the moment it is still permitted to visit your plot, ideally on your own to take daily exercise. It is vitally important that you follow all the advice about social distancing and hygiene in the points below and not gather together in groups on site.
Any plot-holder who is self isolating because a household member is ill with corona-virus must not visit the site. It is important that anyone attending the allotment takes care to stay the appropriate distance from others, avoid body contact and wash hands promptly at home. Do not wash hands or use detergents in water tanks or water butts and please pay attention to notice boards. It is essential that no un-authorised people are allowed onto the plots for the duration of this emergency.
Members should take the following precautionary measures:
The full text of this NAS statement can be found here.
The 2019 Awards Evening was held on September 9th. The Mayor of Ely, Michael Rouse presented the trophies and Certificates of Merit were subsequently distributed by the site reps.
Talks this year
Peat-free compost Presentation by Catherine Dawson from Melcourt Industries
New Regulations for Control of Rodents.
This is essential information for all tenants, presented by Ken Brown, Vice Chair of the Association. There have been big changes in the way poisons and traps can be legally used. New regulations are now in force with high penalties for non-compliance including large fines and prison terms. See this article on the Info page summarising Ken's talk, or download the file here.
A J FENN CUP for best allotment in Ely (and winner’s certificate)
Joint winners Stewart and Teresa Bye –Bridge Fen and Colin and Olive Bowles – New Barns
3rd place certificate: Vala Carter – New Barns
HOLDEN-ROLFE CUP for best small plot (and winner’s certificate)
Gareth and Bev Owen – Upherds Lane
2nd place certificate: Valerie Sims -Upherds Lane
3rd place certificate: Trevor Brown- Upherds Lane
MICHAEL UNGAR MEMORIAL CUP for best newcomer (and winner’s certificate) Richard & Svetlana Hayes - New Barns
2nd place certificate: The Dalton Family - Bridge Fen
Joint 3rd place certificate: Fil and Til Utting Brown- Bridge Fen and Diane Scott and David Watts- Bridge Fen
The following trophies will be retained by the winners.
JACK CLARKE TROPHY for best plot on Bridge Fen Stewart And Teresa Bye
MAURICE HOBBS TROPHY for best plot on New Barns Colin and Olive Bowles.
NIGEL CLARKE TROPHY for best plot on Upherds Lane Gareth and Bev Owen
JACK KEMP TROPHY for best plot on Back Hill & Canterbury Avenue
CITY OF ELY ALLOTMENTS AND GARDENS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019
Chair – Graham Bond
The first Annual General Meeting of the above Association was held on Monday 11 March 2019.
3. Site reports
4. Stores report
5. St Mary’s Garden report
6. Treasurer’s Report
7. Election of Officers
All officers are elected annually. The officers are CHAIR, VICE CHAIR, TREASURER and SECRETARY.
9. Allotment Rent
10. Website and gmail
11. Any other business
The City of Ely Allotments Association Awards evening was held on 3rd September with presentation of trophies by the Mayor, Councillor Mike Rouse.
A J FENN CUP for overall best allotment in Ely:
Joint 1st place: Stewart and Teresa Bye–Bridge Fen & Colin and Olive Bowles–New Barns
3rd place certificate: Vala Carter–New Barns
HOLDEN-ROLFE CUP for best small plot:
Alan Church–New Barns
2nd place certificate: Owen Howe–Bridge Fen
3rd place certificate: The Dalton Family–Bridge Fen
MICHAEL UNGAR MEMORIAL CUP for best newcomer:
The Dalton Family–Bridge Fen
Joint 2nd place: David and Dianne Scott–Bridge Fen & Richard and Svetlana Hayes-New Barns
JACK CLARKE TROPHY for best plot on Bridge Fen:
Stewart and Teresa Bye
MAURICE HOBBS TROPHY for best plot on New Barns:
Colin and Olive Bowles
NIGEL CLARKE TROPHY for best plot on Upherds Lane:
JACK KEMP TROPHY for best plot on Back Hill & Canterbury Avenue:
PETER MERTON TROPHY for achievement on Bridge Fen:
Two presentations on aspects of allotment holding were given:
Move over goji berries and green tea and make way for the humble tattie. The latest research suggests potatoes can play a significant role in helping combat everything from heart attacks to cancer and strokes and now it seems they could even stave off dementia.
Read more at this link:
Download a full colour copy of recent City of Ely Allotments newsletters from these links:
Have you heard about the invasive New Zealand flatworm? They might be coming to a garden near you...
Read this article and see the video to be on the lookout for this unwelcome visitor.