Category: News


Winter Water Supply at Welshmill

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

The water supply at Welshmill has been turned off and the taps have been drained for the winter.

They will be turned on again in the spring.


New Raised beds and Path for Muriel Jones Allotments

Posted on 21st October, by allotments in News. No Comments

Volunteers at Muriel Jones have built two new raised beds for less mobile gardeners on the site.

Site rep, Elaine Rutland said. “We already have some raised beds at the site, but there is a strong demand for them. They’re an excellent way of enabling people to keep on gardening and to enjoy the benefits of exercise in the open air.”

The beds were built by volunteer plotholders from the Muriel Jones site and the project was funded by Frome Allotment Association.

Another project completed by volunteers over the summer is the new path by the entrance to the gate. Elaine said, “The rangers from Frome Town Council used a machine to press down the foundations and then a group of volunteers were able to finish it off. It’s a no longer a mud slide during the … Read More »


FAA End of Year accounts 20-21

Posted on 15th April, by allotments in News. No Comments

These are the end of year accounts 20-21 for Frome Allotment Association.

ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION ACCOUNTSBook1
ALLOTMENT PETTY CASH SUMMARY
Abbreviations
NH North Hill
WM Welshmill
MJ Muriel Jones
MV Mendip View

If any members have a question regarding the accounts then please contact us.


For Compost Lovers

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

Peter Macfadyen is about to start a new Frome Compost project and has sent in the following.

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, ECOLOGY GETS GOING.
Every week vital resources are leaving Frome. House after house, business after business is giving away the nutrients we could be using to build a massive source of vital ingredients with which to strengthen our community capacity to thrive in difficult times. While individuals have risen to the challenge, now is the moment to up the game. We’re talking compost. Frome Compost.
We’ve done the initial research and there is real potential to collect the materials that currently leave Frome from food related businesses and on which billions of bacteria, fungi and worms can be set to ‘work’, resulting in compost for Frome. We have some initial funding and a group of … Read More »


Seed Orders – Dobies Discount Code

Posted on 28th January, by allotments in News. No Comments

The discount code for FAA members for Dobies seeds is GD1251G.


Bitter Courgettes – the Dangers of Eating Them

Posted on 12th July, by allotments in News. No Comments

Some timely advice on the dangers of eating bitter courgettes from Brighton and Hove allotments


Community Spirit in Action at Muriel Jones Allotments in Frome.

Posted on 7th June, by allotments in News. No Comments


In recent weeks, there has been plenty of community spirit in action at Muriel Jones Allotments in Frome.

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 »


Allotments Popular in Frome

Posted on 29th April, by allotments in News. No Comments

The waiting list for an allotment in Frome is now over 200. This means there is a five year wait for a plot.


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




From the blog:

Winter Water Supply at Welshmill

The water supply at Welshmill has been turned off and the taps have been drained for the winter.

They will be turned on again...

New Raised beds and Path for Muriel Jones Allotments

Volunteers at Muriel Jones have built two new raised beds for less mobile gardeners on the site.

Site rep, Elaine Rutland said....

FAA End of Year accounts 20-21

These are the end of year accounts 20-21 for Frome Allotment Association.

ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION ACCOUNTSBook1