Page 69 - ALG Issue 4 2019
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 Welcome to our new members...
Baglan Community Horticultural Society Tir Phil Allotment Association
Fairfield Allotments
Gelligaer Allotments
Heol-Y-Gors Allotment Association 3 Individual Members
  Watton Allotments Brecon Open Day & Green Flag Presentation
A Green Flag Award has been
won by the Watton Allotments
for the fourth year running. Dave Ashman, Acting Chair of the Watton Allotments, was delighted to accept the Green Flag Award from Mayor Ann Mathias at the allotments
Open Day on Saturday 27th July. The Green Flag Community Award 2019/2020 is for "helping create and manage an amazing green space for the public and wildlife to enjoy”.
The Open Day provided an opportunity to show Town and County Councillors, representatives from the National Park and members of the public, a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and
flowers that were being grown. For many it was their first visit and they were very complimentary (and some rather envious!) about the allotments which were bursting with produce. The Mayor said that walking around the allotments brought back memories of her childhood on Anglesey. Her father had been a keen gardener and was known locally as ‘lettuce man’ because as soon as there was a space in his veg patch, he filled it with lettuces which he would then give away to those not able to grow their own.
Andrew House
Wales Regional Secretary
 Mayor Ann Mathias with Town Councillor Rob Thomas and Allotments Acting Chair Dave Ashman
    Maesycoed Allotments Annual BBQ
Our annual BBQ was held on Sunday 28th July and thankfully the weather was kind to us. There was plenty of food: the usual burgers and hotdogs, Brenda’s signature dish of
chilli and potatoes and, of course, Gaynor’s homemade trifle. Our chefs, John, Mark, Sarah
and Brenda, worked
hard throughout the afternoon supplying the hungry crowd, with refreshments available. Members and their families enjoyed the afternoon, chatting about this year’s growing season and giving advice.
Andrew House, Secretary
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