Do you know that there are several allotment plots in Ruddington village? These are for village folk who have an interest in growing their own fresh, organic, wholesome food and reducing their dependence upon commercially grown produce. The main allotment sites are at Paradise Gardens on Wilford Road, Hareham Gardens at the corner of Musters Road and Asher Lane and Buttercup Gardens, further down Asher Lane.
It’s not only about old men in sheds (although there are some about!), but rather an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy sweet air and light exercise. Vegetables grown by yourself and eaten soon after picking can be extremely nutritious and really stimulate your taste buds!
Ruddington Gardeners’ Association was established in 1934 to promote and encourage the interests and activities of all those who enjoy gardening. Whether you already have an allotment, a garden at home or a simple window box, the Association has something of interest to offer you.
It is fair to say that the Association has been somewhat dormant for the last few years and is now seeking to recruit and increase its active membership, ideally to the number that was commonplace in the 1970s and 1980s. Therefore, you are invited to an open evening on Wednesday 30th November 2011, at 7.30 pm in the Hermitage on Wilford Road. There will be an illustrated talk on ‘Allotment gardening – vegetables for all seasons’ by Mike Davey, followed by the opportunity to hear more of the Association’s future plans and to chat informally with others who share your interests. Light refreshments will be provided free of charge.
We look forward to meeting you! Please notify Clement Dixon by 21st November on 0115 9211565 if you intend to come, to help plan catering.
POLICE NOTICE – ACT NOW – PROTECT YOUR ALLOTMENT FROM THIEVES
We would like to inform you that there have been a number of thefts from allotments in your area. To help prevent your allotment from being targeted by thieves, please take note of the following information.
*Don’t leave items on display, remove valuable items and store in a secure location. *Fit an alarm to allotment sheds and consider the use of CCTV to deter criminals. Get more information about these devices by contacting your Local Beat Manager. *Ensure that you have good quality padlocks to secure entrances to sheds. *Consider buying Smart Water for any tools kept on the allotment to help prevent items from being stolen. *Keep serial numbers for electrical items where possible. This will help the police return items to you if they’re stolen and later recovered. *If a crime is in progress, dial 999. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. If you see anything suspicious please report it on the above telephone numbers.