Visit our Annual Open Day – Sunday 14 May 2017

Annual Open Day features and stalls

Yes, it’s that time of year again – the Dorset Road Allotment’s Annual Open Day.  Regular visitors will be pleased to know that as usual we will have our wonderful homemade cakes available (with a cup of tea), there will be a barbeque and plenty of plants for sale as well as other food and craft stalls.  There will be bee demonstrations and dog agility displays.

Children will be able to play on the bouncy castle and there will be a range of other stalls and activities to keep them entertained including the free Treasure Hunt.

New for 2017

We are also pleased to welcome for the first time the Churchfield Primary School Choir and the 19th Bromley Scouts who will be challenging people to ‘beat the goalie’.  And you will be able to see our new Secret Garden.

We hope to see you – whether you are a regular or this will be your first visit.

When

Sunday 14 May from 11am to 3pm

Where

Dorset Road Allotments, Dorset Road, Bromley, BR3 4EA

Bags of Help – Thank you for voting

We were thrilled to be awarded £10,000 in the first round of the Tescos and Groundwork community grant scheme ‘Bag of Help’.

We will keep you posted on plans for the upgrade to the Secret Garden, but in the meantime here are some photos from the garden – showing early spring flowers and dried grasses and seed heads.


dried seeds heads
Hellebores
view down garden

Voting Starts Saturday 27 February

We’ve just had details through of how to vote in the Tesco Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Tesco’s customer will be able to vote for their favourite local project between Saturday 27th February and Sunday 6th March.  The voting is really simple. Each customer passing through the checkouts will be given a token. You then simply pop the token into the box of the project you most favour (hopefully you’ll pick us!). 

At the end of voting, the project with the most amount of token votes will be awarded £12,000, the project with the second most amount of token votes will be awarded £10,000, and the project with the third most amount of token votes will be awarded £8,000

You can vote in the following stores: 

ELMERS END

BECKENHAM EXPRESS

HIGH STREET PENGE EXPRESS

CROYDON RD PENGE EXPRESS

PENGE HIGH STREET EXPRESS

ANERLEY RD CRYSTAL PALACE EXPRESS

BROMLEY EXPRESS

ST PAULS CRAY EXPRESS

BROMLEY PLAISTOW LANE EXPRESS

BROMLEY

BROMLEY HIGH STREET EXPRESS

ORPINGTON EXTRA

BIGGIN HILL EXPRESS

SIDCUP

We will use the £8000 grant to improve access to the Secret Garden by renewing pathways within the garden and from the car park to the garden. We will also rejuvenate planting and renovate wooden structures as well as improve and extend our educational facilities which are used by local schools, allotment members and their families and our visitors.

If we win the additional funding through the voting we will use the money to pay for community art projects at our Annual Open Day in May.  Ideas so far include paving slabs with handprints, painted tiles, or willow structures. If you have any thoughts about the type of community art project you would like to see let us know!

 

Bags of Help