It was a rain sodden day and so we didn’t have great hope for the financial outcome as far as FONSA was concerned but everyone chipped in and with our normal organised chaos approach all had a good, if somewhat damp day.
Despite the rain we made another record income of £288.40 which is 21 pence more than we made last year, so a remarkable performance given the conditions on the day.
Many thanks to all FONSA allotment holders who generously donated time, produce from the plots, or who cooked for the stall. It was a lot of effort but well worth it. Special thanks to Pete Everitt and his magic tea van, Kathy Smith for the flower arranging and Sheila Dungey for the magnificent quiches
Please can allotment holders ensure that when leaving green waste for collection at the gates they do not include rubble or excessive soil in the sacks. Unfortunately some have not been collected by the refuse service as they exceed the weight limits for sacks. Please have a thought for your colleagues who will have to clear up the mess! Thank you.
There is a FONSA rotavator available for use by all allotment holders at a small charge. The keys for the machine can be obtained from Bob Kendall, John Stott or Mark Richards. Cost is £5 per single hour or £8 for two hours. After petrol costs monies go back to FONSA.
Please be aware this is a lightweight machine and is only suitable for use on ground that has been dug over first
We have recently had a visit from PCSO Richard Newcombe to advise us on crime prevention. Whilst we are mercifully not plagued by theft or vandalism, it does happen so take a look at the leaflets Richard has kindly provided and do your bit to avoid problems
Many thanks to all of the helpers who have helped us to build the FONSA shed. It's taken a while but has been worth the effort - take a look at the photo's page to see construction stages and the finished article. Special thanks to John, Bob, Jeremy and Kathy for all their hard work and Rick for keeping ther tea on tap