Another water collecting station has been erected. This involved sourcing and overseeing a contractor to do the building work and then the purchase and installation of 1000 litre water containers, all carried out by volunteer plot holders. All we need now is the rain!
Plotholders have just finished a major clean-up of the stone barn building, which was six inches deep in old brick rubble, tiles and litter. Plot-holders can now use it to store their own allotment items, although it’s not secure. The site and car park have also been cleared of accumulated debris. This couldn’t have been done without a huge effort by a couple of plotholders.
One plotholder has taken on the challenge of cleaning … Read More »
The waiting list for an allotment in Frome is now over 200. This means there is a five year wait for a plot.
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.
Neil Cameron and Steve Neal (Chair, Vice-Chair FAA)
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.
Chair Frome Allotment Association
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.
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!
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 »
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.
You are more than welcome to come along to one or more of our open days.
And once again we are opening four of our sites as part of Hidden Gardens Frome
Friday 6th July
Saturday 7th July
Sunday 8th July