A little bad news

I was sorry to get this bad news from Sonya by email earlier this week:

Last Saturday, I went up to my plot (97b) with the intention of removing some bags of weeds to take to the municipal skip. Unfortunately, I slipped on the concrete paving and broke my leg and ankle bones in 3 places and will require an op to put pins in. It had been lightly raining, earlier, and I think it was a small clod of mud that I slid on, despite wearing stout shoes. It happened all so fast.

Anyway, I was wondering if you could put something on the website about safety (esp with wintry weather on the way) and advising other plotters to be careful. I wouldn’t wish this upon anyone. I am just thankful I had my friend with me as there was no one else about and I could have been stuck there, for a while, esp as I don’t have a mobile phone!

Sonya’s is a wee reminder that mishaps are only ever a step away and we all need to take care when on site or working on our plots. I am sure we will all wish Sonya all the best for a speedy recover and return to her plotting as soon as possible.

Skipton Building Society Grant – please lend us your vote!

Our Allotment Association at Garthdee Field has been short-listed for a grant from the Skipton Building Society. The final award is by public vote. We hope to use the grant to improve facilities in our Community Garden and so bring the benefits of plotting to youngsters and adults with disabilities and health issues. If you could follow this link and vote for GFAA we’d be very grateful.

BBQ Saturday September 24 2016


GFAA Autumn Barbecue

Saturday 24th September 2016

from 12.30 pm

Plotters, friends and families are invited to the GFAA Annual Barbecue
at the community orchard area of  Garthdee Field Allotments
Please bring your preferred BBQ food and drink – (salads and cakes will be available)

There will be a Raffle during the afternoon for GFAA funds.
If you are able to donate a raffle prize that would be much appreciated  
Any queries to Gill Earle (plot 64) – g.earl20@btinternet.com / Mob: 07951021319