Allotment awards

Published on: 29 Oct 2014

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 IT’S not only fruit and veg that are growing at Mangotsfield allotments - the number of plots has increased too.

Mangotsfield Rural Parish Council has been able to create some new allotments from land reclaimed when conifers were felled near to the new Cotswold Homes development.Some full plots have also been divided into two, making half-plots.

This has reduced the waiting list from around 40 to 15.  You have to reside in the parish to be placed on the waiting list. Contact  Richard Hull (clerk@mangotsfield-pc.gov.uk) with contact address and phone details if you would like your name placed on the allotment waiting list.

About 60 people attended the annual allotment awards evening at which prizes were presented by the parish council chairman Alan Maggs.  where new homes are being built after dev The allotment awards evening went very well with about 50-60 people attending including many Parish Councillors. The Chairman of MRPC, Cllr Alan Maggs presented the awards. The winners were: First Prize R Gregory, 2nd Prize D Fry, 3rd Prize C Baker, Highly Commended D Palmer, Best Newcomer A Dacey.

At the awards evening, Penney Ellis from Photo Sensitive gave a short talk on the plans for events and nature safaris as part of Wildwood – natural neighbours. This is part of a programme of events to help integrate new Cotswold Home owners into the community. The first is on Sunday November 23, when a community weather station will be unveiled at Resound.  There will be a morning of activities and experiments exploring the Great British weather and how we measure it.

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