As another growing season draws to a close and following on from the very successful Summer Social, all Dinting plotholders and plotsharers are cordially invited to an Autumnal brunch.
Sunday 3rd November, Community Plot, 11.30am – 2.30pm.
Homemade soup will be available (please bring your own mug and spoon) along with other Autumnal delights. We will be toasting marshmallows over the brazier and serving up hot chocolate and mulled wine.
The Community Plot will also be offering jacket potatoes and fillings in return for a small donation.
Dinting Plotholders and plotsharers are also encouraged to bring along their own homemade Autumnal treats.
GAFA have secured an Action Grant of £6250 from Derbyshire County Council. The funding was awarded to implement the GAFA Development Plan which sets out a range of planned improvements to the three GAFA managed allotment sites. The full Development Plan is available to all GAFA members in the Document section of this website.
A huge thank you to everyone that was able to attend the Dinting inaugural Summer Social at the weekend.
Around 50 people of all ages came along and were able to enjoy Dave’s BBQ, drinks and a variety of sweet and savoury homemade dishes. A big thanks to everyone who brought along dishes and helped to organise the event.
Its also hoped that we are all more educated now about carnivorous plants, thanks to Fiona’s excellent display.
To top it all, the weather finally turned out great too!
Such was the success of the Summer Social that an Autumn gathering is being planned as we speak. Details to follow soon!
thanks again for your support
There is a free compost bin available on the Dinting Community Allotment, speak to Dave who is on site each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. First come first served.
The water supply on the Dinting site has been extended with four new standpipes now available to plotholders. This is thanks to funding provided by Community Foundation Derbyshire, the efforts of Dinting Lane Subcommittee and Gary the plumber. Naturally all of this came to fruition just as we experienced one of the wettest Junes on record.
New standpipe boxes have been put together by a crack team of volunteers under the watchful supervision of Andrew and will be put in place shortly.
The Plotholder survey carried out last Autumn identified an improved water supply as the top priority for the Dinting site. Massive thank you to everyone involved in making this a reality.
GAFA have been awarded £2000 by Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme. The funding will be used to upgrade the paths on the three GAFA allotment sites.
Tesco’s Bags of Help is a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £4,000 – all raised from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco stores.