We are pleased to advise that we are beginning to arrange some events for our members to attend. Please see as follows:
Covid 19 Precautions on Return
We have written a Covid 19 Risk assessment that has been accepted by the church.
We encourage you to:-
- Observe social distancing.
- Wear a mask.
- Use the hand gel provided, or bring your own.
- Chairs for the meeting will be socially distanced.
- Keep to the same chair.
- Only one person to use the toilet at a time.
- Stay at home if you feel unwell.
- Take a lateral flow test before the meeting.
If you should prove positive for Covid a short time after the meeting, please contact Jan so that she can let everybody know. Phone number is on your membership card.
Entering Freeman on the 12th October at or after 7.45pm.
We do not want new members queuing in the foyer and corridor to wait to join so please walk through the Foyer, along the corridor and straight into the Hall where we will have a number of ready prepared clip boards with the membership form attached, and pens, so that you can go and sit down somewhere and fill them in at your leisure. Someone from the Committee will introduce themselves to you (probably after the Talk) and take your filled n form and your £4.00 + £1.50, in exchange for a membership card, on which they will write your name.
9th November – Hazel Roberts returns to tell us of her research entitled ‘Allotment Gardening. Is it worth it?’ Doors open at 7.45pm for 8pm start. Members £1.50 / Guests £3.00.
Hazel Roberts writes: –
Back in December 1999 we had an article published about us in the Kitchen Garden Magazine, because at the time I was investigating how much “value” we could get from our allotment. To do this, I had made a record of our expenditure and then, every time we harvested something, I weighed it and worked out how much that would have cost to buy in the supermarket. In January 2021, I came across a copy of the article again and it made me wonder how we compared 20 years on. We are still working the same piece of ground, but we have 20 years more experience. What has changed in that time and is it for better or worse, and can studying numbers portray the full value of an allotment?
14th December – Our Annual Christmas party, with time for gardening chats. Doors open at 7.45 pm for 8pm start. Free to all.