St Thomas's hall is holding a harvest tea on Friday October 22nd at 16:00. Any Burnside tenants who would like to attend would be very welcome. The tea will be home-made soup and baked potatoes, some of the produce will be from the allotment. If the weather is right that day, we may have a Burn Bin and do the baked potatoes in it. The tea will be followed by a short thanksgiving service, people do not have to stay for this part if they do not want to. If you would like to help in any way, maybe supply some spare produce or make some soup, please speak to Andy asap.
There was a very successful Burn Bin on the 16th from 10:00 till 13:00. The weather was perfect, it was grey and cool during the burn, but then the sun came out when those that chose to stay on for some Burn Bin cooked hot food enjoyed some lunch. Watch this site update page and the Burnside notice boards for the next Burn Bin date.
All of the outside timber work is done, as is the second under coat, and soon the final paint will be go on, it will be a pale green. The worktop and sink are in and working. The very first cups of tea were made in the tearoom on the 16th!
The end of September and beginning of October is a very busy time for the committee members who collate these tasks, gladly they are almost complete. We can now all spend time clearing up and tidying our plots for the winter, and planning for next year's planting and crop production. As usual a number of plots have come up as vacant at this time, they will be let to people on the waiting list in the next few weeks.
In recent months 3 skips of rubbish have been removed from vacant plots. Please keep a check on the non-growing things on your plot, taking away stuff you are not using. And DO NOT bring items to site which “might” be useful, those things rarely are used and subsequently end up in a costly skip sometime in the future.
Burnside has two site managers: Andy Kurdynowski and Matthew Whitelegg.
If you have any thoughts, questions or suggestions, or you would like to get involved with their activities on the site, you can email them at burnsidesitemanager