About WALGA

Membership of the association is open to all gardeners whether they are allotment plot holders or not. The membership fee is £5 per year (2020) and includes group membership of the National Allotment Society.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

News update 2nd March 2014

Now in stock at the Allotment Shop

Golden Gourmet shallots - one of the best of the brown-skinned shallots. Producing good fleshy bulbs with a delicious flavour.  They are a very good storage variety, keeping well for several months.
Red Sun shallots     }
Turbo onion sets     } new delivery yesterday
Stutgart onion sets  }

Kings Seeds - should now be in stock in our shop for Saturday 8th March. Apologies for the delay.  These are available to members at a significant discount.

Many members have already stocked up with our seed potatoes.  Excellent quality and excellent value at £1.00 per kilo (compared with approx £3.99 per 1.5 kilos elsewhere).  As ever these are sold on a first come first served basis.
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NGS Open Day - now set for Sunday 13th July 12 - 5pm
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Talk by Mr Clive Bevan booked for Friday 22nd August. Further details to follow later.
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Farm Terrace Allotments, Watford under threat from Local Authority. (email received 18th February)
Please help us to save Farm Terrace Allotments, Watford and help protect all allotment sites from future development.
Did you know that due to the relaxation in planning laws an increasing number of Allotment Sites in the UK are being sold off by Local Authorities or Parish &Town Councils for redevelopment?
Since 2007, 128 out of 132 applications to close or relocate allotment sites have been granted by the UK Government. Our own allotment site that has been in existence since 1896 is now under threat for a second time after we have previously launched a successful legal challenge in August 2013 against the UK government. We are now taking the Government to court for a second time and if successful, will help protect other allotment sites as a successful legal challenge by us will become case law. If you would like to know more about our story or wish to help in anyway please take a look at our website which has a link to our legal fund raising page -http://savefarmterrace.wix.com/savefarmterrace
Also, the BBC are currently filming the story of the fight to save the allotments which is due to be aired on BBC1 Inside Out London on Monday 3 March at 7.30pm.
Finally, please accept our apologies if you have already received a message from us.
Andrew Moore & Bob Wakeling
Chairman and Vice-Chairman
Farm Terrace Community Association