Welcome

Welcome to our website. All our news and information for members will be on this page. If you’re interested in renting a plot from us details are on the next page.

If any members have anything they would like to contribute to the website then please leave a comment below.

Cheers, Simon.

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Open Day

This years open day is on Sunday August 6th 2017, 11am-3pm. Produce from our plots will be available to buy along with jams,pickles etc. Come and have a wander around our beautiful site, enjoy the tranquility and wildlife. Maybe ask about renting a plot. Admission is free.

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NewsLetter – Summer 2016 Issue 2

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Welcome,

Help Our Bees to Flourish……..

Simply click the link below to read it online or simply download it for later. It’s a fresh new approach for our plot members.

NewsLetter Issue 2 Summer 2016

 

 

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Plots available

As of June 2016 we have 6 plots available for rent at £40 a year. If you are interested in viewing a plot please contact our site secretary Sandra on Derby 365943.

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Allotment Calendar 2016

Each year I produce an A4 calendar featuring pictures taken within the Firs Estate Allotment site. The pictures are mainly of flowers and produce, and are a way of sharing just how lovely our site is. The cost will be held at £7 again this year. Any profit goes to Firs Estate Allotment Association funds. If you would like one or more 2016 calendars, please let me know by 23rd November as I only print to order. Text 07990 903827 or put a message under the door of the plastic greenhouse/shed on the bottom right-hand plot (near the stream). Kind regards, Elizabeth

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NewsLetter – Summer 2015 Issue 1

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Welcome, get your allotment news here. You can read it online or simply download it for later. Simply click the link below. It’s a new fresh approach for our plot members.

NewsLetter Summer 2015 Issue 1

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Swifts

No doubt many plotholders will be familiar with the swifts that fly over the site at this time of year. Derbyshire Widlife Trust are running a survey to find out where they nest and think this may be the largest colony in the city. We know that they use the old tape factory on Dean Street to nest in and suspect they may also be using the roofs of other properties locally. It would be a great help if people could keep an eye out and if you see swifts going under the eaves of any houses then to let me know the address using the comments form below so that I can pass the information on to the Trust. Many thanks. Further information about the swift project can be found at http://www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/news/2014/06/09/summer-swift-survey-help-winged-visitors

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Bonfires

Here’s a reminder of the rules concerning bonfires:

– You may only have bonfire between October 1st and May 1st.
– Only start a bonfire one hour before sunset.
– Please take into account the direction in which smoke may blow.
– No more than three bonfires a year, excluding bonfire night.
– Keep the fire under control and do not leave unattended.
– Do not burn plastic,carpet, furniture or material that could be used for compost.

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