Green Waste Skip at Hartswood

We are expecting the Council Green Waste skip on Tuesday, 3rd October, morning and need lots of volunteers from around 9am to help fill it.

The more the merrier —  many hands make light work.

So, Tuesday at 9. please.

Steve and Ian,

Site Reps

Hartswood Asbestos Clear Up

Following the reporting of asbestos to the Council by a plot-holder on another site we have been checking our site at Hartswood for any evidence of asbestos cement panels and corrugated roofing.

Those plot-holders where evidence of asbestos is obvious have been informed and requested to take action. However, a visual inspection on a site walk around can never be 100% certain of identifying all evidence of asbestos. Can ALL plot-holders please inspect their own plots and either remove any asbestos or report the situation to the site representatives. We can then arrange its removal to a central consolidation point prior to having it professionally removed by an appropriately licenced waste disposal firm (Bowmers).

It is in your own interest to take advantage of this offer.  Disposal of any subsequent discovery of asbestos will be the plot-holders responsibility.

Hartswood Allotment Cleanup!

A big “Thank you” to all who helped during the past few days.

 

On Friday, we managed to clear away three trailer loads of scrap metal from the vicinity of plots 1, 2, and 3 (as well as from 5 and 16). Special thanks to Colin for providing the trailer.  And of course to G J Bowmer (Waste Disposal) Ltd who took the scrap.  They have also helped in the past with disposal of asbestos.

On Saturday we had a major fire on plot 118, the plot just inside the main gate.  This has cleared an awful lot of rubbish and allowed Jim to start digging. Many thanks for those who were able to help at such short notice.

There is still a lot of work to do on plot 118, which is now the community plot.  Any help with the digging would be much appreciated. Whenever you are available, and even when you are at your own plots, a few minutes digging would make a huge difference. Just turn the soil and heap up any weeds and roots you dislodge. We cannot leave it all to Jim.

And finally a big thank you to Olivier who has been working with his chainsaw to get proper access to plots 29 and 30 and open up the far corner.

I have attached a few photos I managed to take.

I hope we see you soon — especially helping recover plot 118.