Below are a few of the events that we have held over the last few years on the allotment site.
Unfortunately in 2018 we were forced to cancel the open day which was due to be held on 7th July, since it clashed with a number of other events and we could not get volunteers for the event.
In 2019 we have decided not to have an open day in the same way as in previous years instead we will take part in Halesowen Carnival, a stand there will be seen by thousands of people. Some of the committee will be available on the allotment site to show any visitors round on the day, if anyone wishes to visit on their way home from the carnival. By attending the carnival we can create greater awareness of the allotment in the local community.
We are pleased to have achieved the Green Flag Community Award for the third year running with very positive feedback from the judge and an increased judges score.
The polytunnel cover for the Polytunnel belonging to Hales Homes, had split and was beyond repair, Northern Polytunnels agreed to supply a replacement at a discounted price, so Mick the Chairman applied for a grant for the money. This grant was successful and when the cover arrived Mick together with two other members of the committee and two friends replaced the cover.
Having achieved the Green Flag Community Award in 2016/17 we are pleased to have retained the award in 2017/18. The lads from Halas Homes were on hand to raise the flag when it arrived.
We had a very successful Open day on the 1st July with many more visitors than in previous years, including a number of perspective plot holders.
The Allotment has recieved a Green Flag Community Award, this is very pleasing as only a small percentage of allotments in the UK get this award. Below are a few of the comments from the judge: "The judge was particularly impressed with the welcome and friendliness of all individuals met on the day." "Excellent facilities onsite to allow wheel chair users to access allotment plots." In terms of Conservation of biodiversity: "Several Bee hives were identified throughout the site with many areas i.e. hedge bases left “wild looking” providing essential highways for wild life and sources of food throughout the year." In terms of Sustainable materials use: "Excellent, the whole site must be congratulated for the innovative ways that materials are sourced"
This was held on 23rd July and became a celebration of us achieving the Green Flag Community Award, which was announced on the 21st July!
We held the 2015 Open day on 25th July, this turned out to be an inspired choice of date in terms of the weather it being the only sunny day for a number of days both before and after. Unfortunately the date was a poor choice since a number of people were not able to attend due to holidays. The small group of committee members that organise and run the open day were still very pleased to make £90 profit on the day which will go to charity.
Below are a few images from the 2015 open day
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The Open day took place on 26th July 2014. This was the third Open Day that we have held at the Allotment, once again it was a success and we were lucky to have good weather. The Tombola helped to raise money for the disabled plots on site.
Below are a few images from the 2014 open day