Our allotment warden Lesley Greene was on Radio Gloucestershire yesterday where she was asked by presenter Kate Clark to talk about allotments and wellbeing. If you’d like to hear the interview, which is about 7 minutes long, go to
and scroll along to 13 minutes into the programme.
Our Annual Allotment “Get Together” on Saturday 15 August in the National Allotments Society year of Growing for Health and Wellbeing welcomes two visitors:
3pm Caroline Sheldrick Medical herbalist who will find healing plants and tell us about their uses for our health and wellbeing
4pm Annie Parfitt, Founder of the Stroud Hedgehog Hospital, will help us all to understand how to create a healthy environment for hedgehogs and release one of our very own baby hedgehogs that was abandoned and is now well and fit for a new life with us
Bring and share cake and drinks (please bring your own plates, cups, and tea) and Dylan’s Pizza Oven will create your own tasty pizza’s from your own home grown toppings!
A wonderful growing summer -was COVID19 telling us something about “Growing Your Own”? with many new and positive allotment holders this year. Thank you to all those who have had allotments form some years for your help and friendliness to new people and also responding to the survey of your reasons for having an allotment -fantastic response that will be posted soon.
On August 15th we will celebrate the National Allotment Society’s 2020 theme of “Growing Food for Health and Wellbeing” (a theme chosen well before anything was known of the pandemic). At 3pm Caroline Sheldrick will do a ‘walk and talk’ about “Healing Plants” and at 4pm Annie Parfitt will help us all understand health and wellbeing for hedgehogs – now a recognised endangered species. Please bring tea and cakes for ‘bring and share’ – and your own cups etc, plus pick veg off the plot to create your now unique pizza topping. Sue and lesley will provide pizza dough and Dylan will cook your concoction!!
Note that Social Distancing (or Dancing as I accidentally called it earlier today) must be observed and if there is a spike in cases be aware if guidance changes we may have to cancel.
CHESTERGATE ALLOTMENTS: COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES
THE SITE IS FOR ALLOTMENT TENANTS ONLY
It is essential that no un-authorised people are allowed onto the plots for the duration of this emergency. If you see non-allotment individuals, dog walkers etc anywhere on site please report them to the Allotment Warden or Parish Clerk. We cannot police the site but we can all reduce risks of infection.
If there is unauthorised use of this site it may have to be closed.
The Compost Loo and Allotment hut are now open. Please use sanitiser for door locks.
BCCS is now open 10-1pm Saturday. Do compost on your plot unless you are a BCCS member; allotment tenants may take unsieved compost as before
ALLOTMENT TENANTS should take the following precautionary measures:
- Do not wash hands or use detergents in the water tanks and please pay attention to notice boards in a changing situation.
- Please keep your children on your plot.
- Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly.
- If you come into the site by car preferably do not use the main gate at all but park in the road outside the site. If you HAVE to come in by car please ALWAYS keep the gate shut at ALL times.
- Always use hand sanitiser before opening and closing gate locks.
- Observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2-3 metres.
- Do not share tools.
If you display any symptoms of coronavirus stay at home and self-isolate for at least 14 days or until symptoms have passed.
Lesley Greene Allotment Warden 01452 770018
Debbie Meredith Bisley-With-Lypiatt Parish Council 01452 771 089
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