Rent collection

Rent and membership subscription collection 2017

Rents for 2017–2018 are payable from 1 October 2017 to 10 November 2017. Please note that the Council won’t be sending an individual letter to your home address this year. Rents will be collected in the meeting room on the following dates:

Saturday 7 October 2–4pm
Sunday 8 October  10.30am–12.30pm
Saturday 14 October 2–4pm
Sunday 15 October  10.30am–12.30pm

Cheques must be made payable to Framfield Allotments Association, NOT  Ealing Council. 

Rents will remain the same as last year, ie the base rate is £17.60 per pole. To help you work out your rent, please refer to the following chart:

Plot size (no. of poles) Standard (£) With discount (£)
2.5 £44 £22
5 £88 £44
10 £176 £88
15 £264 £176  (10 at discounted rate + 5 at full price)
20 £352 £264  (10 at discounted rate + 10 at full price)

50% discount: given for up to 10 poles to those who receive benefits; are over 60; are in full-time employment training or education. Please bring proof of entitlement to discount with you, eg LBE Leisure Pass, benefits letter.

Under the terms of the Tenancy Agreement rents are payable within 40 days of 1 October, ie by 10 November.  Anyone who has not paid by then will be deemed to be in breach of their tenancy, and their plot will be re-allocated to someone on the waiting list.

If, for any reason, you are unable to make one of collection dates, please contact Tony or one of the committee members ASAP or email secretary@framfield-allotments.org.uk.

Membership subscription
The £5 annual membership subscription will be collected at the same time.  This is used to pay our annual running costs (see poster for details).  It also gives you voting rights at the AGM.

 

Framfield Honey

We are delighted to announce the first harvest of honey from the Framfield Allotments community bees. They have not only been busy pollinating your crops but also making lots of honey, which won first prize at the Ealing and Hanwell Allotment Association show. There is a limited quantity of honey available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis, one jar per plot holder in the first instance. You may put your name down for more if we have any spare. The honey will be on sale in the kitchen on Sunday 17 September 2017 between 10am and 11am. Price per 12oz (340g) jar is £7 and all proceeds will go towards the maintenance of the bees. If you are unable to make this date and would like to be added to the reservation list, please email secretary@framfield-allotments.org.uk or speak to Lasa (Plot 158).

Framfield honey production

1. Sarah collects frames from the community hives. 2. A frame full of honey. 3. Ben and Joanne scrape the wax from the frames. 4. Lasa, Sarah, Helen and Joanne harvest the honey

 

Framfield features in BBC World Service advert

Last week we had some unusual visitors at the allotments. They included a Siberian orchestra, astronauts and a dinosaur. There was even an eathquake. No, it wasn’t the AGM, we were hosting a crew filming an advert for the BBC World Service. Sosh and Indranie’s plots (75 and 77) were chosen for a starring role.