Plotholders should be aware that it is their responsibility to keep their hedges cut – both sides and top – some hedges that have not been cut are restricting access along the main paths. We no longer have the community payback team helping us with this. If you are unable to cut your hedge yourself then you should make arrangements for someone to do the work for you.
We had our best results ever taking first place in three out of the seven classes: Julia (plot 4) for Best Leisure Garden; Janet (plot 29) for Best Scarecrow and myself (plot 48) for Most Environmentally Friendly Plot. So congratulations to us I reckon!
Sadly there have been a number of sheds broken into recently and some power tools stolen. The intruders have been spotted and the police called but so far they have not been caught. If your shed is broken into you need to contact the police to get a crime number – we cannot do this on your behalf although the secretary should be informed. It is also worth repeating that you should not keep power tools (strimmers etc) in your shed as past experience shows that these are the items that thieves are after.
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We have a thriving allotment community here at Firs Estate with 52 plots on 6.5 acres of land. The main entrance is on Dean Street, at the junction with Harrison Street, opposite the Londis shop. The postcode is DE22 3PU.
This is a private site (rather than a council-owned one) and is leased by the association from the landowners. The site is run by a management committee which is elected by the plotholders. Tenants who rent a plot automatically become members of the association.
We are in a sheltered position on a south-facing slope with good loamy soil. We like to think it is an attractive site, with hedges bordering the grass tracks connecting the plots, numerous trees and an area set aside for wildlife.
We are only too happy to hear from people who would like to rent a plot – if are interested in renting a plot or visiting the site please contact the association secretary Sandra Weightman on Derby 365943.