Events 2023

Well Hello to everyone, you seem to have found our Events page, here you will find a detailed calendar of events for this year.

All of our usual events at the site are listed here, including; all the Committee Meetings, the Coffee Mornings and Plant Sales, Apple Press Afternoons and all this leads up to the Annual Show our crowning glory of the year. The year concludes with the Annual General Meeting.

Help wanted

All of the events we run on the site are for members of the allotment as well as the wider community, without help we would not be able to continue to function, we do need your help so if you can in some small way ease the burden of the few it is most appreciated.

Here’s a few ideas that we always need help with; some baked goods for the Coffee Mornings or the Annual Show, some spare plants for the Plant Sales, Prizes for raffles, some of your time to help put up and take down items like marquees for the Show, help with the Apple Pressing, the list goes on and on but any help you can give would be more than welcome.

So without further ado here is the schedule of events to be held here at Burley Model Allotments.

 

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2023 Events

January

The new Kings and D.T. Brown seed orders will soon be available, call in to the Trading Hut to pick up your orders.

This year’s seed potatoes will be available from January onwards and can be purchased from the Trading Hut.

This year’s varieties can be viewed on the Trading Hut page. You can order by weight or quantity, mix and match as we charge by the weight.

Due to the poor quality of onion and shallot sets we are unable to sell them this year.

What’s the definition of Winter: the season when we try to keep the house as hot as it was in the summer, when we complained about the heat.

February

Monday 13th Committee Meeting at 7.00 p.m. to be held at the Trading Hut.

What’s the definition of a Statistician: a person who draws a mathematically precise line from an unwarranted assumption to a foregone conclusion.

March

Saturday 11th Seed Swap and Coffee Morning at 10.00 to 12.00 noon and will be held in the Trading Hut.

Monday 13th Committee Meeting at 7.00 p.m. to be held at the Trading Hut.

The trouble with getting to work on time is that it makes the day so long.

April

Friday 7th GOOD FRIDAY

Sunday 9th EASTER SUNDAY

Monday 10th EASTER MONDAY

Due to the Bank Holiday this month's meeting has been put back one week and will be held on Monday 17th at the Trading Hut at 7.00 p.m

What’s wrong with Easter jokes? They crack you up

May

Monday 1st EARLY MAY BANK HOLIDAY

Monday 8th BANK HOLIDAY FOR THE CORANATION OF KING CHARLES III

Due to the Coranation this month's Committee Meeting has been put back one week and will be held on Monday 15th see you in the Trading Hut at 7.00 p.m.

Saturday 13th Plant Sale and Coffee Morning. Starting at 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and will be held in the Trading Hut. Call in for a cuppa as well as meeting people and swapping stories, see if you can pick up a few plants into the bargain.

Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

June

Saturday 10th Plant Sale and Coffee Morning. Starting at 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and will be held in the Trading Hut. There’s not just coffee but tea as well and the odd raffle. Come and meet old friends and make new one’s there will be plants to buy at knock down prices.

Monday 12th Committee Meeting to be held at the Trading Hut.at 7.00 p.m.

Why don’t pirates take a shower before they walk the plank? They just wash up on shore.

July

Monday 10th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. We welcome all new Committee Members at any time of the year.

The definition of a Committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.

August

Monday 14th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. Call along and see us to get a flavour of what we do before joining us.

Monday 28th SUMMER BANK HOLIDAY

My wife told me to stop impersonating a flamingo. I had to put my foot down.

September

Sunday 3rd Annual Show

The main entrance to the Site is on Lumley Place, The Show opens to the public at 2.00 p.m. Planning for this year’s show is already in progress, please make a note of the date in your diary and come along and bring your family and friends with you to help make the show as successful this year as it has been in recent years. The show is for all plot holders and we’d like as many as possible to contribute. The schedule will be similar to previous years and copies will be available at the hut from late July. There will also be information and advice available for those who are novices at showing.

Monday 11th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. All new members are welcome as are old ones as well.

Saturday 23rd Apple Pressing to be held at the Trading Hut from 11.00 a.m. - Remember to bring some apples and bottles for the juice.

My friend Jack says he can communicate with vegetables. Jack and the beans talk.

October

Monday 9th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. All new Committee Members are welcome to join us. Come along and see what happens and find out how the site is managed.

Saturday 14th Apple Pressing to be held at the Trading Hut from 11.00 a.m. - Remember to bring some apples and bottles for the juice.

Most people are shocked when they find out how bad I am as an electrician.

Saturday 28th Annual General Meeting. 11.30 a.m. at the Trading Hut. The usual format will be followed an introduction by the chair followed by the Officer Reports. Here members of the Association are given an update on the progress of the Association through the Officer Reports and are also invited to raise issues for discussion relating to the site at the meeting. A new Committee will be elected and then any changes to the Constitution and rules will be discussed and voted on. We would request that if there are any additional items for the agenda please let us know before the meeting

Saturday 28th. Pumpkin Carving. After the A.G.M. at the Trading Hut. Here is a new activity and one for children of all ages. Be sure to grow some pumpkin’s and bring them along to carve some lanterns.

November

Monday 13th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m. After the Annual General Meeting a number of new Committee Members will no doubt have joined the committee. If you did not join us at the A.G.M. feel free to pop along and see your Committee in action.

December

Monday 11th Committee Meeting at the Trading Hut 7.00 p.m.

The new D.T. Brown seed order catalogues will be available from the Hut by December, please call in on Saturday morning to pick up your copy.

There’s a reason they’re called committees. When you’re on one for too long, you start to think about committing something else- suicide, murder or yourself into a mental institute.