Date(s) - 26/09/2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Upper Beeding Allotments
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Thursday – We will be helping the Parish Council by tending up to seven overgrown allotment plots. The idea is to trim the thorny and grassy things that have taken over to ground level, set aside the rubbish for collection and wood for rotting down in order to provide an almost clean slate for new allotment holders to start preparing for next year’s veggie growing. The cut material will be raked into piles for compost.
We are not digging them over although some digging will be needed as the PC would like us to identify and show plot boundaries.
Our hedge cutting shears will be very useful. You will find some useable plants amongst the weeds, like gooseberry bushes and rhubarb for instance, which we want to keep, of course.
Allow at least 25 mins to drive from Horsham to Upper Beeding via the A24. You should allow 5 minutes longer if you drive on the A281 and go through Henfield and Small Dole.
Meeting Point: Upper Beeding allotments are located to the north of the Memorial Playing Field. The entrance to the car park is opposite the Village Hall (BN44 3WN). Then walk across the cricket pitch to a gate in the allotment fence. Click here for an aerial view.
Little known (and probably useless) fact: The standard size of an allotment is 250 square metres (10 rods by traditional measurement).
Some of the plots have not been touched for a while as you will notice — and a skip has been delivered for the rubbish!