Berkeley Homes have kindly donated and delivered to the Site a number of pallets for the use of plotholders on their plots. Berkeley Homes are currently developing Wimbledon Hill Park on Copse Hill.
Wooden pallets have a number of potential uses on a plot, including building a compost bin - a vital feature to reduce valuable green waste leaving the Site. See the links page for links to advice about how to use pallets to build a bin. Berkeley Homes themselves are using other pallets to create benches for builders working at Wimbledon Hill Park.
Members of CPAGA's Management Committee and its President met on Sunday 7 April 2019 in the John Gray Centre.
Agenda items included matters arising at the previous meeting on 24 February 2019; the reports of Officers; the communications by Merton/idverde about the intended use of the waste bay; idverde's clearing of the waste bay; whether the Committee could take any action to reduce anti-social misuse of the waste bay and the areas in front of it; the damage to the lock at the top gate to the Site; a proposed letter to Merton on Merton's policy for the supply of water to the Site and idve...
Members of CPAGA's Management Committee and its President met on Sunday 24 February 2019 in the John Gray Centre, the first meeting of 2019.
Agenda items included matters arising at the previous meeting on 18 November 2018, the reports of Officers, the communications by Merton/idverde about the intended use of the waste bay, Merton's policy for the supply of water to the Site and idverde's implementation of that policy, and an initiative to organise the sale of teas, refreshments and jams.
The next meeting of the Management Committee is scheduled for 7 April 2019. The Committee plans to mee...
CPAGA understands from the Allotment Administrator that the water supply to the Site and, consequently the John Gray Centre and the toilets, will not be restored until the end of March or the beginning of April, weather permitting.
CPAGA's Management Committee knows that people visiting the Site value the availability of flushing toilets. If plotholders are concerned about the consequences of idverde's implementation of Merton's policy, a point of contact is the Merton Cabinet Member for Community and Culture, currently Councillor Nick Draper (St Helier ward).
Following Merton's decision to turn off the water supply to the Site over Winter (see news item, 29 October 2018), by majority vote, the Management Committee has decided to lock access to the Shop's toilet block from today, the end of the season.
When the water supply is off, the toilets do not flush and, due to the actions of some inconsiderate users, become foul and unusable. That has happened during November. This is despite the attempts of the Committee to encourage considerate use.
When they are available and flushing, the toilets are kept clean by volunteers. It is not fair to expect or a...
In recent days, a number of sheds on the Site were broken into and things were reported as taken from some of the sheds. The nature and extent of the damage suggests that the break-ins were systematic.
Please can plotholders with sheds check your sheds as soon as you can. Although it might not be as convenient if tools and any items of value are not stored in your shed, it is worth thinking carefully about the possible risks of storing such items in your shed.