With a huge thanks to the tenants across the City who donated produce, and to Richard Coopey, Libby Bailiss, John Williams and Maz Williams who set the stand and displays up, to Pat Gething, Anna Best, Sue Webb and other tenants who came and fielded queries and questions about allotments in Worcester.
The produce from the display, and the vegetable entries were donated between 3 local charities, St Richards Hospice, Worcester Street Cafe and Worcestershire Street Kitchen, all of which were incredibly grateful for the fresh produce for those that they support.
The Executive Committee have spent considerable time discussing the status of this years Allotment Competition. As things stand access to the allotments is allowed in line with Government Covid19 Guidelines, as part of the exercise allowable during the current emergency.
However, we have to take into account that some plot holders, the elderly and those considered to be at risk, have been advised to stay at home. Also access to supplies from garden centres etc. have been restricted for many.
Given the uncertainty of the situation the Executive have decided to delay a decision on running this years competition, for a couple more weeks. We remain committed to running the competition at some time during 2020, all being well. If the competition cannot be run along the usual timetable, we will examine ways in which a later competition, modified to take account of being held later in the growing season could be held.
Transition Repair Cafe occurs every second Saturday of the month, hosted at S.T.A.R.S adult day centre in Stanley Road. The clever repairers aim to repair items brought to them for a small donation, whether it be a large or a small item. If the talented Ladies and Gents are able to fix the item you bring, but don’t have the required materials, they will let you know what you need to buy and bring along next time. So, if you have an object, whether big or small take it down and be met with a warm welcome. Alternatively, if you think you may be able to help at these events, please see details on what help is required on the Transition Worcester Website.