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.
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:
HIGH STREET PENGE EXPRESS
CROYDON RD PENGE EXPRESS
PENGE HIGH STREET EXPRESS
ANERLEY RD CRYSTAL PALACE EXPRESS
ST PAULS CRAY EXPRESS
BROMLEY PLAISTOW LANE EXPRESS
BROMLEY HIGH STREET EXPRESS
BIGGIN HILL EXPRESS
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!