So the plot meeting went off okay. Surprisingly quite a few people turned up despite the weather being pretty awful. We discussed a range of topics that are vital to allotment holders; mowing of pathways, the size and dimensions of the average toolbox, the pros and cons of public benches in the allotment (the concensus was that while practical they may become an open invitation for the local kids to come and hang out on them, which let’s face it, is ultimately bad). And we also discussed the annual rent (£10 for a full plot and £5 for a half plot (plus £2 water charge)). I still can’t get over how absurdly cheap it all is!
And then it was over for another year. The plot manager promised to send me some information on the history of the allotments, apparently there has been a site there since 1880 (or thereabouts) it would be great to hear about some of the people who have grown vegetables there. I’ll let you know when I get some interesting data.