BURWELL ALLOTMENT AND GARDEN SOCIETY (BAGS)
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(Last updated 11th June 2016)
The Annual Plant Sale was held on May 21 and together with the associated tombola and barbecue raised over ₤100 for Society funds. The event marked the opening of the new BAGS clubhouse. This facility has been obtained by division and refurbishment of an existing store and was made possible by a generous grant from the Parish Council. Soon all members will have access to the clubhouse and this should provide shelter, a meeting place and hot drinks for those using it.
We now look forward to two major events. The first will occur on June 12th when
about 40 members will board a coach in order to spend a day at Kew. This is an
eagerly anticipated outing and will feature in a future report.
The second major event is our Annual Show. This will be held at the Gardiner
Memorial Hall on July 30th. The first Show was held last year in the Guildhall
and attracted more than 100 entries - which was about the maximum number that
could be displayed effectively. This year we have more space and more categories
and hope that last years figure will be handsomely exceeded. Click on this link
to view or download the a PDF file with the list of categories - there must be something for you!
BAGS PROGRAMME FOR 2016
Thursday 28th April - Nigel Start a talk on 'Self Sufficiency in your Garden' -
Burwell Day Centre - 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Saturday 21st May - Plant Sale & BBQ -
Burwell Allotments 12.00 - 4.00pm
Saturday 30th July - BAGS Flower and
Vegetable Show - Gardiner Memorial
Hall - 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday 15th September - Margaret
Nimmo-Smith a talk 'How to make the most of a Small Garden' - Burwell Day Centre 7.00pm - 9.00pm.
Everyone is welcome to all the events which are free to members, a small charge will be made to the talks for non-members, or they can join BAGS at any of the events.
If that does not keep us busy enough, we are planning to turn part of the large shed on the allotment into a Club House. . There will still be lots of space for all the machinery and tools currently in there, but it is hoped that the remainder can be used more effectively for the benefit of all allotment holders. It is planned to start on the work soon with a view to a possible opening to coincide with the Plant Sale & BBQ.
Obviously all these programmes and plans will be expensive and we will be fundraising at events and elsewhere. Any donations for Raffles/Tombola etc. will be gratefully received. Any ideas for other fundraising activities would also very welcome.
Richard Dyer - Chairman
John Crisp - Treasurer
Vacant - Secretary
Bob Porter - Social
Caroline Dyer - Membership and Seed Ordering
Polly Taylor - Communications and Speakers
Colin Dunlin - Membership
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