Coronavirus - Cancelled events
Due to the coronavirus we have decided to cancel all upcoming events until further notice:
Summer and Autumn Shows
We will review the rest of our coming events as things unfold. Watch emails,twitter, facebook and website for up to date information.
DC now open (June 2020)
The DC is now open for business. Usual hours: Sunday 10.30 - 12.30 and Wednesday 2.00 - 3.30pm.
We are short of some usual items due to the coronavirus crisis but have got most things.
We have altered the set up to fit with the guidelines:
All transactions done outside. Nobody allowed in the DC except volunteers.
Social distancing guidelines on the ground outside DC.
Hand sanitiser at point of sale.
Surfaces decontaminated frequently.
One way system - Unfortunately this means the side gate will be locked during DC operations.
One person at a time to be served.
Marshals on hand to explain queuing system etc. Please be patient.
Also Leeds Allotment Federation have issue the following guidance:
Here is some advice from Leeds Allotments Federation about coping with the corona virus emergency on your plots.
Follow Government Advice at all times, and remain at a distance of at least 2mtrs from other allotment holders. Don’t gather in sheds. Use hand sanitiser or soap & water as you enter and leave site. (We can’t supply this at the moment due to the panic buying). Be mindful of other allotment holders who may need help if they can’t get to site regularly. If you are displaying any of the symptoms associated with Coronavirus stay away from site until you are clear & if you decide to self-isolate for 12 weeks let your committee know via email/text so they know you won’t be around for a while and won’t hassle you over your plot not being cultivated.
Please be respectful if people don’t want to engage in conversation and don’t go onto anyone else’s plot unless they invite you. This is a situation which is changing daily and we need to ensure our own and other people’s safety.
The National Allotment Society also has a page about Covid 19 Emergency Measures with a list of important precautionary measures.
Hutch (June 2020)
The Hutch remains closed for tea, coffee and flapjack at the moment.
This is under review but at the moment it has been decided to keep it closed.
We would ask members not to make bonfires during the coronavirus crisis. This is because there are many more people at home and if the weather is nice they may be in their gardens. They will not be happy if they have to retreat indoors because smoke is blowing in their direction.
Be thoughtful at this difficult time for everyone. Please.
We have the new tool shed which is situated on the middle car park. This is primarily aimed at plotholders who do not have sheds but wish to store tools. Please identify your tools prominently. Also do not store strimmers, anything which contains flammable fuel or expensive items. Get your key from the DC. At your own risk.
Please check following instructions for use
Meeting Room (The Hutch)
The meeting room is now up and working. We are calling it 'The Hutch'
We use this for meetings, workshops and every Sunday, 10.30 - 12.30 it is the venue for our cafe with Martin's famous flapjacks, teas coffee and banter. This is the place to catch up with latest news and gossip and if you require advice you will get plenty!
Thanks to Phil in particular for all his hard work in this project.
Chapel Allerton in Bloom
Chapel Allerton In Bloom is a fairly new group in Chapel Allerton who aim to enhance the environment by planting trees, plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables in various places in Chapel Allerton. They have a facebook page and hope to form closer links with CAAGA. We encourage all our members to check out and join their organisation. They are looking out for volunteers to help out with some of their projects. They are hoping to gain some experience from CAAGA members but are grateful for any help at all.