as at 18/0819
as at 18/08/19
We are in the Harrogate, North Yorkshire area.
Our first frosts will start to arrive at the end of September or early October.
Our last predicted frost should be during the second week of May.
Committee Info and Documents
& Busy Bee's
Water to the site is "On"
until Nov 2019
The Site Shop is "Open" until end of August 2019
The 2019 plot Number Competion was judged in early July The winner of the Adult class was Geoff Hudson Plot 35b and the Runner up was Alan Connell Plot 48a. Joint Winners of the Kits class were Emily May`s Children, Plot 108a and Joseph Smith, Plot 22a, Well done to all who entered.
Please ensure that you close and lock the access gates when entering and leaving the site. People have been seen wandering around the site after gaining access via an unlocked gate.
The Scarecrow Compition was judged over the May Day Bank Holiday. the Golightly family won with Rapunzel, whose upstandingposture, great face and spectacular hair won the day, Heather & Neil Craig and grandchildren with their scarecrow whose sparkly blue wig and flowing scarf would scare a lot of crows! well done to all.The 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at St. Roberts Club, Robert Street, Harrogate.
BONFIRES will be allowed on the site on Saturday, 3rd November and Monday, 5th November only between 8am – 4pm. Please do not leave any fire unattended and avoid burning green matter, which causes smoke and should be composted. Unfortunately we are not able to allow fireworks due to insurance issues. Please do not import any material onto the site or burn plastic, treated wood or soft furnishings on the 3rd or 5th November.The 2018 TALLEST Sunflower Completion was judged on the 23 August. The runaway winner with a whopping 3.2m (10ft 6ins) is John Mann, plot 60 – a great effort! A children’s prize was also awarded, which goes to Charlotte and Isobel Golightly, plot 38a, with their impressive 2.10m (6ft 10ins) entry
Sometime on Sunday 22 August apples were thrown onto the site from the bottom of Osbourne Road and number of greenhouses damaged.
Raffle tickets for the Allotment Show in August are available from the site shop, they cost £1.00 per book of four tickets. Please buy some and support this good cause.
R.I.P Alan Ingleby, Unity Plotholder for many years, died recently.
The 2018 Scarecrow Compition was held on Saterday 2nd June 2018 there were a total of 7 entries. The winning scarecrow was Mr McGregor from the Golightly family of plot 38a and the runner up was Superman from the Goddards of plot 62b, well done to all. Data Protection Policy. This policy is designed to bring the Association into line with the General Data Protection Regulations that comes into force on 25th May 2018. The full policy can be found on the "Committee Info and Documents" page.
We are looking forward to better weather this summer. To get us all in the mood we are holding a BEST SCARECROW competition to be judged on the 2nd June 2018 and also the TALLEST SUNFLOWER competition to be judged August/September, so get planting now!! To enter simply send your name and plot number by email email@example.com or in person to Terry in the shop.
A big thank you to everybody who was able to join the Spring Working Parties in March, April and May. This has helped to remove a lot of rubbish from the site. Thanks Again
Wendy, the site secretary has asked that Plot Holders who expect to receive email from unitygroveallotments.co.uk to check their SPAM box for messages and mark them as Since the 25 Jan 18, the site had some unwanted visitors who have vandalised quite a few sheds, broken glass and stolen plot holders tools. This incident has been reported to the Police.
Alan Connell advises that Unity Grove has been added to the list of Local Green Spaces in the Draft Town Plan. More information on central carousel.
Plot rents are due by the 28th Feb 2018, please see main page for details of how to pay.
Gate Security - the new system is in place - please ensure that the gates are always locked behind you.
John Wharton has retired as Site Manager. He was thanked for his long service and presented with a number of gifts including Honorary Membership of Unity Allotments. Thank You John.
The Unity Cup was awarded to Donna & Clive Jones Plot 42b, well done
The 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 7.45pm at St. Roberts Club, Robert Street, Harrogate.
Plot Numbers at Unity Grove Allotments - July 2019
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