These workdays now happen the first Saturday of every month; they are when the HAA as a group carry out the maintenance of our site; looking after and generally tidying up the community plots as well as the communal paths, and providing a team to help any allotment holder in need; they save us the cost of a salary to a Plot Manager which keep our rents lower and frees funds for other elements beneficial to the Allotment community team.

Another fine summer’s morning for this months work day- thanks to the lovely volunteers who turned up to help.
Communal plot 61 and some of the main path was strimmed, and otherwise we concentrated on the construction of the Community greenhouse on plot 48.

The highest and lowest of the purlins are in place; the trickiest ones! More to be added in September

The solid teak recycled doors and windows gifted to the HAA are extremely heavy and it took a lot pf peoplepower to manoeuvre them about!
There was lot of head-scratching about hinges (don’t ask!) but now the rear elevation windows are now on, and all the other windows are prepped, ready to be added next work day.
And of course there was time for a break and sugar fix via Bernd’s blackberry meringue cake- absolutely scrummy!
Our next community day on 7th September will continue the project when we hope to complete the “walls”and possibly add the roof; do come along if you can, it’s great fun and lovely to spend time with other plot holders, as well as help to create something for the allotment community.