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Calverton and Woodborough Allotment Association

Hopefully this year should be very good for fruit as we have once again avoided the frosts which often have seen off the blossom before the fruit has set.  Equally we have had a lot of rain followed by warm weather which is good growing conditions so maybe this is going to be a good year for allotment holders.  However I’m sure I said something similar last year and the long drought did not help!

The President’s Cup in 2019 will be based on the best use of produce from your allotment (eg. jam, wine, pickle, spirit based, bakery) and will be judged at the AGM.  More details on judging will follow.  We will also be holding our heaviest pumpkin competition at the AGM so get sowing and feeding a winner.  Can you grow a giant?

Finally, can I once again encourage non-allotment holders to consider giving the idea of having an allotment some thought.  At present, there are full and half allotments available so if you would like to give working an allotment a go please contact the Parish Clerk by ringing 0115 9654560.

Mike Hope (Secretary) 0115 8458703


Monday 3rd June 7.30pm

All welcome – Raffle & Refreshments


Tuesday 25th June

8.30am – 11.30am

The Institute, Roe Hill, Woodborough

Woodborough Committee

Chair, Kathryn Watson with Ladies’ Lunch Speaker Sally Kettle

The annual ladies lunch was a great success and raised £3,700, thank you to all our loyal supporters.

After a delicious lunch Sally Kettle entertained us as she told of her adventures. One boat, one ocean, one million.

Sally had lost contact with her family and hadn’t spoken with her mother for 10 years but when her partner had to pull out of the planned event to row across the Atlantic, due to illness. With all the sponsorship funding for charity set up, who do you phone who you know will say yes – your Mother!

Sally’s mother had never been in a boat before!

Dates for the Diary

Summer Tea Party Monday 24th June 2019. 2.30pm
The Old Vicarage Lingwood Lane Woodborough
Please join us for afternoon tea in this beautiful garden by kind permission of Mr& Mrs Trevor Hursthouse
Tickets £12.50 – contact Jan 9652869 or Kathryn 9652463

Cancer Research Scalextric Evening

Cancer Research Woodborough committee invite you to our Scalextric Evening Saturday 20th July 2019, Woodborough Village Hall
Formation Lap – 6.00pm
Green Light – 6.30pm
This event is open to all 7-97 yrs !!!
Families or groups of adults all invited, including lady drivers.
Teams of 4 please (£40 per team) . Pit stop refreshments and licensed bar

Book your place on the grid with Joanne tel. 9654378
Don’t worry you don’t need to get down on the floor, these are table height tracks of Silverstone and Monza and 40 ft drag strip

The committee thank you for your support and look forward to you joining us at our summer events