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Framfield Allotments Association committee meetings take place on the first Sunday of every month

Friday 24 May
Closing date for Ealing Allotments in Bloom entries
We’d like to encourage as many people as possible to enter. We do have some lovely looking plots on Framfield, so why not show them off and have all your hard work recognised? Our plots have done well in previous years, so let’s carry on that tradition. For full details and entry forms, click here.

Sunday 26 May
10am–12pm
Scarecrow making workshop in the meeting room. Come along to learn an essential allotment skill. All ages welcome.

Sunday 2 June
10am Committee meeting
If you have any queries or issues, then please come along to the meeting, contact one of the committee or drop a note through the meeting room post box.

Saturday 8 June
10am Work Party
We’ve got a variety of jobs lined up, to suit all ages and abilities. These include painting the meeting room and toilets and strimming and pruning around the site. The names of all of the lovely volunteers who come long to help out will be entered into a prize draw at the Summer Social. One of the jobs is to clear a plot near the main gate ready for our newest tenants – the Ealing Youth Engagement Programme. The charity supports young adults with additional needs by creating opportunities for them to participate in community activities, thereby providing work experience and life skills. Some of their volunteers will be joining us for the work party. The group plan to grow fruit for jam making and edible flowers to support their baking enterprise. We look forward to tasting the results. If you are unable to make the work parties due to work or family commitments, then we can always find jobs that can be done in your own time. We also have one or two plot holders who need a little extra help due to injury or illness.  Please contact us if you can spare an hour or two. And do feel free to do a litter pick or prune some hedges any time.

Sunday 9 June
10am–12pm
Scarecrow making workshop in the meeting room. Come along to learn an essential allotment skill. All ages welcome.

Saturday 22 June
1pm Mikron Theatre
The wonderful Mikron Theatre return again with a show entitled Redcoats. ‘Our true intent is all for your delight.’ Billy Butlin used Shakespeare himself to sell a seaside dream to the great British public. Join us as we delve into holiday huts, bonny babies and knobbly knees with guest appearances from Marlene Dietrich, Gracie Fields and Laurel and Hardy. Mikron’s radiant Redcoats will guide you through 80 years of Butlins splendour with their trademark mix of fun, pathos and songs. As usual, entry is free with donations collected at the end of the show. mikron.org.uk

Sunday 14 July
Summer Social
Plans are taking shape for this year’s Summer Social. We’ve already confirmed the return of the Froglife charity with some children’s activities.  If anyone has any ideas or suggestions of activities, please let us know.

Visits
We have a number of school visits planned – volunteers are always welcome to help out. Please contact Jane.