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Roundhay Allotments and Gardens Association

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RAGA NOTICE BOARD

PLEASE NOTE THAT MOST SHOP-RELATED ITEMS ARE NOW ON THE SHOP PAGE

COVID 19 : MOST RESTRICTIONS HAVE NOW BEEN LIFTED, BUT PLEASE ALWAYS USE CARE, CONSIDERATION, AND COMMON SENSE IN INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER PEOPLE ON SITE.

WATER:   THE WATER HAS NOW BEEN SWITCHED ON  [Thurs 24 March 2022]

Please remember that hosepipes can only be used for filling water butts, not for direct watering, and no automatic irrigation or sprinkler systems may be used

BBQ

Several plot holders have suggested that we should hold our Annual BBQ again this year, so we planning to do so on 23rd July let's hope we get a nice day, we will continue with the same format as in previous years. A 12.00 noon start, tickets will be on sale soon at the Shop at £3.00 per adult, Children under 11 are free, we will provide fruit squash and water but you will need to provide any other drinks.  

 

In previous years its been a good way to meet other plot holders and share ideas on what to grow 

Please let us know if your planning on joining in so we can order appropriately 

 

RAGA Secretary 

Update on the allotment shop.  14 June 2022

As usual we are very well stocked for the growing session

Namely loads of compost,  3 types of peat free compost including organic, 2 types of seed compost and the 4 types of John Innes and ericaceous plus of course bags of Organic farmyard manure.      

Don’t forget that we have organic, chemical and lawn fertilisers and Perlka.

We have loads of small stuff,   eg cabbage collars, plant ties, plant rings, plant labels, pest repellants etc

Chicken manure pellet supplies have been problematic and we cannot get the 6kg tubs that we usually have. The tubs now contain 10kg and seems a large amount for one person. Can we suggest that people get together to share a tub.   The last tub in the last order was shared by three people !!!

 

Also both our Green Wheelbarrow and Bag Mover have gone missing if anyone has borrowed them can you please return them.

 

Hope all your plots are going well and good gardening.

 

Barbara and Liz.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING BONFIRES ON SITE:
People have been asking about whether or not it is now allowed to have bonfires on their plots to get rid of non- combustible rubbish.
The current advice from LCC is that only dry wood fires are allowed on allotment sites, no wet or green material is to be burnt, so please continue to compost all you can, and take anything which is liable not to burn with minimal smoke emission home with you for disposal. Or wait until things have dried out.

PATHS

Just a reminder that the paths between plots are the responsibility of plot holders to maintain. The Committee are therefore asking all plot holders to pay particular attention to the condition of paths around plots, several are overgrown and a danger to others and we have had one unfortunate accident due to poor path maintenance. 

 

RAGA Committee

MANURE : ​We occasionally arrange for delivery of loads of manure to the site. This is for the use of plotholders. £1 per barrowload. Pay at the shop or by bank transfer to the same account you use to pay your rent, but with "manure" in the narrative. 

Wood chippings are also provided for use as mulch, pathways, etc. These are free of charge -just help yourselves

ALLOTMENT BREAK-INS

Please be aware that two allotment sites in North Leeds have been broken into recently with considerable damage/theft, details on the web site, and we have recently had a break in to one of the site containers, so please keep any valuable tools etc. off site.

This advice comes via The Leeds Allotments Federation:

" It's been very worrying that in the last 4 days 2 allotment sites in North Leeds have been targeted by criminals. At Meanwood Parkside a vehicle was used to ram the gates and came on to the site where sheds were damaged and the locks of storage sheds broken and communal equipment stolen. At Ash Road a padlock was removed to gain access to the site, the storage container was broken into and tools stolen, as well as other damage on site. 

This seems to be on a different scale to the usual petty vandalism and the allotment community should be aware that there are some very determined and dangerous people who are prepared to cause significant damage to property and potentially to put us all at risk. The police have been involved at both sites. 

It is probably sensible to remove anything of value from individual plots, and to leave individudual storage facilities unlocked to reduce damage"

COMPOST BINS

 

Leeds City Council have teamed up with Great Green Systems to offer Leeds residents a 35% discount on compost bins - to claim your discount visit bit.ly/compost35

 

The Green Johanna is great for gardeners, you can use it to compost all your garden and food waste (even meat and dairy). It is a hot composter so it produces compost much quicker than standard compost bins and it’s also fully sealed to keep out vermin.

 

For more information on composting sign up to the Bin, Waste and Recycling mailing list bit.ly/BinsEmail or visit www.leeds.gov.uk/compost.”

 

Kind Regards

Lynne Rogers, Senior Allotment Officer, Communities & Environment

Please note that under the terms of the Constitution & Rules the RAGA committee carry out periodic inspections to ensure that plots are being kept up to a reasonable standard . The Managing non-cultivation Procedures are set out here

ACCIDENTS : All accidents on site should be reported by email to ragasecretary@gmail.com

WHO WE ARE

RAGA is an organisation whose primary aim is to administer an allotment site on the corner of Princes Avenue and Lidgett Park Road in the Leeds suburb of Roundhay.

The Association was established to administer an allotment site in the north Leeds district of Roundhay.

The site consists of some 120 plots which vary in size from full standard plots to quarter sized plots. There is a very heavy demand for plots on this site with a waiting list. If you are interested in obtaining a plot then you should contact the lettings officer via the following email address, ragalettings@gmail.com

The site is self-managed but comes under the general oversight of Leeds City Council. The Management Committee meets approximately once every two months and members of the Committee may be contacted via the following email: ragasecretary@gmail.com. The confirmed minutes of the Management Committee, the Constitution and Rules of the Association, and our policy relating to non-cultivation are available here.

RAGA is a member of the the Leeds & District Allotment Gardeners Federation 

RAGA

Newsletter

The quarterly newsletter was suspended over the covid period and has not yet been reestablished
Read a copy of the most recent newsletter here.
Archived copies here

Shop

We have a small shop on site, run by volunteers   More information here

Gardeners Q&A

Our membership includes everyone from experienced Allotmenteers to complete novices. Do you have a question or need [or can offer] advice on any gardening matters? 

Post your question or offer your advice in our Q&A Forum, or use the contact form below.

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