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Updated advice from Frome Allotments during Coronavirus restrictions 25/03/2

Posted on 25th March, by allotments in News. No Comments

Dear Plotholder

We would like to update yesterday’s advice regarding Frome allotment sites, during the Coronavirus restrictions.

As regards accessing your plot, you can do so under the government guidelines as “one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household.”

The two-metre social distancing rule must be followed at all times, and you are responsible for all members of your household who are with you.

Full government advice is here:

We would like to amend the number of cars allowed at one time at Muriel Jones to ten. The car park is of sufficient size to allow social distancing.

Our concern at all times is for the health and interests of all our members.
Best wishes

Neil Cameron and Steve Neal (Chair, Vice-Chair FAA)


The opening of Frome Allotments during Coronavirus restrictions.

Posted on 24th March, by allotments in News. 1 Comment

Frome Allotment Association : opening of Frome allotments during coronavirus restrictions

At the moment, ( 24/03/20) no specific government advice has been given with regard to the opening of allotments. Frome allotments sites will remain open, in the same way that parks remain open, for the purpose of daily exercise. This means one person going to the site and tending a plot, not groups of family or friends.

Plotholders must keep to the government guidelines regarding distancing from other people and the protection of the most vulnerable.

In order to reduce the risk of infection, the padlocks to the gates will be removed.

The sites are always busy at this time of year and with fine weather and people at home, there is a danger of sites getting crowded. At the larger sites – Muriel Jones or Welshmill- if there are more … Read More »


AGM Wednesday 18th March is cancelled

Posted on 14th March, by allotments in News. No Comments

The AGM of Frome Allotment Association on Wednesday 18th March has been cancelled, for the obvious reason.

We will email members in due course and make available a copy of the Chair’s report.


Bonfires – message from Chair of FAA

Posted on 9th October, by allotments in News. No Comments

BONFIRES
At our committee meeting on 2nd October, we decided unanimously to ban bonfires on all of our sites with immediate effect.
We came to this decision for the following reasons
• Complaints from neighbouring properties
• Regard for our fellow plot holders
• Regard for the environment
We believe that it is reasonable to expect plot holders to compost as much waste material as possible. Material which you feel is not compostable should be taken off site and disposed of responsibly.

Neil Cameron
Chair Frome Allotment Association
07.10.2019


Muriel Jones Allotments Open Day

Posted on 14th August, by allotments in Events, News. No Comments


Thanks to all those who helped on the NGS open day at Muriel Jones allotments. Whether you baked a cake, helped get the site looking good or were there on the day, it was all appreciated!

From admission charges and sale of refreshments, we managed to raise £325 for the good causes supported by the NGS ( National Garden Scheme.)
Where your money goes

In 2020 we will not be opening the site. After four very successful years, we have decided to take a fallow one.


Grow Cook and Eat from Active and in Touch

Posted on 11th August, by allotments in News. No Comments

Active and in Touch are having an ‘Active Autumn Lunch’.

A lunch that people have contributed to by either growing the vegetables that are being eaten, or cooking them in various classes leading up to the main event. A weekend of cookery and ending in a lunch on a Sunday afternoon that everyone of all ages can enjoy.

FAA members are welcome to come to the cookery workshops and to the lunch. Also if anyone has any spare vegetables they are finding hard to to get rid of, Active and in Touch will welcome whatever it is! They need more veg, pumpkins, beetroot, anything!

Contact Di Roberts – details below


Muriel Jones Allotments Frome NGS Open Day 2019

Posted on 4th July, by allotments in News. No Comments

It’s difficult to believe that Muriel Jones Field Allotments at Birchill Lane have now been open for more than six years. Frome Allotment Association’s largest site will be opening the gates on Tuesday 9th July from 11.00 a.m -5.00p.m as part of the NGS (National Gardens Scheme).

“Six years ago, this was just a field covered in grass,” said Frome Allotment Chair, Neil Cameron. “It’s now home to around 100 plots where members enjoy growing a wide range of fruit and vegetables in a variety of ways. No two plots look alike. We’ve achieved so much in the last few years, thanks to a terrific community spirit where everyone helps one another.”

While the plots are the main attraction, the setting is also special as the 5 acre site gently slopes down to the River … Read More »


Free Manure

Posted on 25th February, by allotments in News. No Comments

There is some free farmyard manure at Wanstrow – about 5 miles from Frome. You will need to provide your own bags or trailer but there is no charge for the manure.

Ring 07803 029482 and leave a message on the answerphone.


Open Days Frome Allotments 2018

Posted on 26th June, by allotments in News. No Comments

You are more than welcome to come along to one or more of our open days.


As part of the NGS we are opening Muriel Jones Allotments this year on Tuesday 10th July

Here you can find more information

And once again we are opening four of our sites as part of Hidden Gardens Frome
Friday 6th July
Orchard Street

Saturday 7th July
North Hill
Mendip View

Sunday 8th July
Welshmill

Muriel Jones


Water at Welshmill

Posted on 6th March, by allotments in News. No Comments

Whether you are fairly new to Welshmill or have been a plot holder for a long time you will know that a consistent supply of water has always been a problem.
We have tried a variety of different hand pumps with varying degrees of success. The last one was very effective when working but has needed regular repair and maintenance.
It was with this in mind that the committee decided to investigate the possibility of a mains water supply. The cost of bringing a supply to the site is approximately £2,500. It will then cost a further £2,500 to install the necessary pipework and standpipes. A total cost of approximately £5,000.
The committee has decided to go ahead with the complete project. The work will be paid for from our own funds and from grants we have been awarded.
The water supply … Read More »




From the blog:

Updated advice from Frome Allotments during Coronavirus restrictions 25/03/2

Dear Plotholder

We would like to update yesterday’s advice regarding Frome allotment sites, during the Coronavirus restrictions.

As regards accessing your plot, you can do...

The opening of Frome Allotments during Coronavirus restrictions.

Frome Allotment Association : opening of Frome allotments during coronavirus restrictions

At the moment, ( 24/03/20) no specific government advice has been given...

AGM Wednesday 18th March is cancelled

The AGM of Frome Allotment Association on Wednesday 18th March has been cancelled, for the obvious reason.

We will email members...