Dorset Road Allotments won the Bromley Allotments and Leisure Garden Federations award for the best allotment site in Bromley (out of 52 sites). Teresa Brown won the best plot in the borough and we did well in a number of other categories. The full results are here: http://balgf.org/news/
We also were awarded the Green Flag community award again – this means Dorset Road Allotments has been independently assessed as being a good quality community green space.
Well done to everybody and in particular to those who have worked so hard to make our site such a wonderful place.
…the new ramp up to the pond dipping platform that’s being built in the wildlife garden? It’s being constructed by one of our plotholders using timber purchased as part of our Lottery funding to improve access to the wildlife garden. There’s also been ground stabilizing material laid to strengthen the paths.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Open Day, helped out or ran a stall.
We had lots of stall holders selling everything from jams and preserves to teddy bears, (including stalls raising money for charity). The Woodcraft Folk were back showing how to cook on an open fire and doing various crafts with the children. Our Beekeepers did an excellent display and were on hand to answer questions and Thames 21 did some pond and river dipping and showed us what was living there. And we had the usual tea, cakes, and BBQ plus lots of kids activities. It was an excellent day!