18th APRIL 2020
Chippenham Town Council have advised that all allotments are currently still open. We ask that you please adhere strictly to the social distancing guidelines set out by the Government.
If you are self isolating and not going to your allotment, please advise your Site Warden. However, if you have a family member/friend looking after your plot then please advise the Warden so they are aware.
Please do not burn anything on your plots during this Covid-19 emergency. Many sites are surrounded by houses where vulnerable people may be getting their only bit of fresh air through an open window.
We hope you are staying safe and well and that you have been able to take advantage of the recent good weather to work on and enjoy your allotment.
One of the Society’s members, Teodora Yankova, has done a lot of research to find a charity willing and able to accept donations of fresh fruit and vegetables. This topic has been discussed on a number of occasions at the society meetings. She has been in touch with a local food support initiative by St Peters Church called Foodbox where they support people in need with food supplies. They would be very happy to receive fruit and veg donations from our society allotments. If you would like to be involved making donations of fresh fruit and veg either now or later in the season please contact the society and we will put you in touch with Teodora.
Chippenham Garden & Allotment Society manages six allotment sites around the town on behalf of Chippenham Town Council.
President – David Powell
Chairperson – Mo Thomas
Treasurer – Claire Cocks
Secretary – Frances Pullin
Waiting List/Membership Secretary – Peter King
Website Management – Chris Bonsor
Facebook Champion – Heather Hirons
Please note that all site wardens are also committee members, a list can be found on the Sites page.
The Society need people of all ages to come on board and take part in the running of the organisation. If you would like to help please make yourself known to your warden or contact us.