BURWELL ALLOTMENT AND GARDEN SOCIETY (BAGS)
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Last updated 23-Mar-2019

About Us

Our basic annual programme of activities includes a plant sale, a summer flower and produce show, at least one talk by a gardening professional, and an annual trip to gardens of interest.

Membership covers our affiliation to the Royal Horticultural Society and the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) (£3 per member) which includes a quarterly magazine, free legal advice, a substantial discount on the annual seed order from Kings Seeds which benefits BAGS as well as you by supplying high quality, good value seeds. BAGS' members are entitled to discounts at local nurseries Simpsons and Scotsdales and also at Hedgehog Plants and Gardens at Risby Barns.

Membership is open to all Burwell's gardeners whether they have a back yard with flower pots or a full-sized allotment plot. To join us it costs £10 per household per year from 1st April to 31st March. This charge is held until year ending 31st March 2019.

Events (2019)
BAGS' ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND GARDENING QUIZ - 30th April 2019
7.30pm, Tuesday, 30th April 2019 at the Ex-Service & Social Club.
Come and meet us over a drink, vote for your committee and find out what we’re up to as well as testing your knowledge in the Gardening Quiz.
All members welcome.
SUMMER SHOW at the Gardiner Memorial Hall - 27th July 2019
Saturday, 27th July 2019, open to all 1.30pm-4pm, entries received 9.00am-12noon.
See the link for the List of Classes and the Show Rules.
Entries are free and open to everyone – you don’t have to be a BAGS' member.
The Royal Horticultural Society's Banksian Medal will be awarded to the Best in Show (highest number of points achieved).
Show Classes (PDF File) Show Rules (PDF File)
ANNUAL TRIP TO RHS WISLEY - 8th September
It's the last day of the Flower Show and many interesting nurseries are there plus the fabulous Wisley gardens in which to spend the day.
Contact the secretary for further information on any of the above.
Our current committee
Chairman, Richard Dyer email
Treasurer, John Crisp email
Secretary, Angela Ratcliffe email
Membership Secretary, Caroline Dyer email
Committee: Paul Hawkins, Richard Newell, Emma Paczy and Sophie Stock.

To join us please contact our Membership Secretary.
Events
Action
Proposal for battery energy storage facility
Pivot Power Logo
Invite to Consultation
(PDF File)
• Aura Power, a renewable energy developer, is looking to develop a battery-based energy storage system (BESS) on land at Weirs Drove, Burwell

View PDF File
Proposed Battery Storage Facility - Parish Council Questions and Answers
More information on RADE Web Site
Area Photos
FynNet
Burwell Lode Bridge
Burwell - St Mary's Church
Burwell Windmill
Burwell Lode
Village News
Recreation ground developments almost complete with upgrade to Pavillion and Skatepark, Trim Track construction and new Tennis Courts
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Dr Robert Bailey: Body found in Alps search for British GP
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