Bags of Help – please vote for Dorset Road Allotments

We have been really lucky to make it through to the voting stages for a new grant to continue our work to improve Dorset Road Allotments for the community.Bags of Help

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.

The public will now be able to vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.

The grant we receive will be used to improve access, rejuvenate planting and repair structures in our beautiful Secret Garden.  The garden was created by a former member who used it as an inspiration for his art work (you may have seen one of his paintings in our clubhouse).  When he left we decided to keep it for use by the community. It is a well-loved stop for visitors on our allotment trail. Unfortunately time has taken its toll and this grant will help us to restore the garden to its former glory and improve access at the same time.

So if you visit one of our local Tesco stores please vote for Dorset Road Allotments.

To find out more about the scheme visit the Bags of Help website

Volunteering – secret garden

The days are definitely getting longer and the allotment is getting that spring buzz!

sunset feb 2015

I wasn’t the only one just packing up on Friday evening and admiring the lovely sunset.  I bumped into Linda who wanted to let you know that there will be a working day in the Secret Garden in March – date to be confirmed.  If you are interested in helping out speak to Linda or a committee member.