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)
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 »
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
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 »