Category: News

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

New rain harvesting station at Muriel Jones Allotments

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 … 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

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

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

Muriel Jones

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Frome Allotment Association AGM

Frome Allotment Association AGM will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 30th March 2022, in the main hall at Trinity Church.

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...