Water supply extension

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.

High Peak Fruit And Veg Exchange

High Peak Fruit And Veg Exchange

Welcome to High Peak Community Fruit and Vegetables Exchange, the online fruit and veg exchange that allows residents and communities of the High Peak to share more easily their surplus home-grown produce from their gardens and allotments and to reduce waste.

Participation in the exchange is free.  All you have to do is create an account (with a login name and password) on this website and then post a request to join the Fruit and Vegetable Exchange Group.  Once accepted simply post an item of surplus fruit and/or vegetables in the Forum and an email will be sent to all participants (whether or not they have posted an item that day).

This online exchange operates a simple, common-sense code of conduct that you must agree to when you sign-up.   This aims to protect the exchange from abuse or commercial exploitation.

The rules are:

  1. Only fruit and vegetables may be posted and exchanged through this website.
  2. All produce offered must have been grown by the person posting on the exchange.
  3. Produce should be harvested as freshly as possible (preferably on the day of exchange) or in the case of orchard fruit not to be stored for longer than 14 days prior to exchange.
  4. No produce offered through the exchange is to be sold.
  5. Commercial retail or wholesale fruit and vegetable businesses are not permitted to use the exchange.

If the exchange is successful, we may change the rules in future to allow some other forms of produce to be shared.

Please do try to exchange with people in your own area/town to avoid unnecessary food miles and walk or cycle where possible.

Disclaimer: please note that Glossopdale Action for Allotments cannot be held liable for any faulty or sub-standard produce exchanged; all exchanges made are the sole responsibility of the participants.

Otherwise, we wish you happy foraging on this website!

Call To Allotment Petitioners Of 2008

Submitted by dave-sudworth on 13 November 2013 – 4:06pm

Press Release – Last Call to Allotment Petitioners of 2008

In 2008, GAFA submitted a joint application for allotments to High Peak Borough Council in the form of a petition with 483 signatures.  The petition was accepted by the council at the time as a legitimate application and everyone who signed it is still eligible for one of the new allotments in Glossopdale, that are projected to open in the autumn of 2014.

However, that eligibility now has a time limit, because GAFA are working with High Peak Council to draw up a new statutory waiting list for the planned new allotment sites at Dinting Lane and Gamesley combined with the existing waiting list at Jordan Street, Glossop.  Applicants will then have a choice of where they want an allotment, as and when plots become available.

“If you signed GAFA’s petition and you still want your signature to count as an application, you must contact GAFA immediately and join the group as a fully-paid-up member”, states the Chair of GAFA, Mark Alix. “Our membership scheme is affordable to all and this is the only practical and fair way at this time that the group can continue to represent the interests of its members and supporters.”

“All parties at the Glossopdale Allotments Forum are in agreement that this is the fairest way to allocate the new plots – by combining the existing waiting lists from Jordan St with lists of names put forward by GAFA, Dig Hadfield and Gamesley Residents Assocation to create a single list for the statutory (council-owned) sites. The earliest date of application for an allotment for an applicant on more than one list will be taken and used to determine the order of the statutory list.  This new list will not alter the existing lists for any private or temporary allotment sites like the ones at St Mary’s Rd, Glossop or Salisbury St in Hadfield”, states Mark.

For those who did not sign the petition, they can still put their name forward for the new list by applying through the council’s website  or by joining one of the three groups contributing names to the list.

You can join GAFA by sending a cheque or postal order for £6 (£3 unwaged) to: Lisa Caldwell, 74 Spire Hollin, Glossop. SK13 8BJ with your name, full address and a contact email and phone number, or by contact through the website  Alternatively, you can join by attending GAFA’s AGM.

GAFA’s AGM takes place on Tuesday 19th November from 7.30-9.30pm at Bradbury Community House, Market St, Glossop; all are welcome including people with disabilities.