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Here is the latest news from the Burnside site manager
Updated 17 Oct 2021


As at 17 Oct 2021 there were 44 people on the waiting lists and 15 plots being prepared for letting.

What's coming up?

Harvest Celebration.

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. 

What's happened recently?

Last Burn Bin Saturday October 16th.

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.

Andy's tearoom ready enough to use on the 16th.   

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! 

Plot Rents, seeds and seed potatoes.

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. 

Site issues

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. 

Site managers

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

Andy Kurdynowski
Andy Kurdynowski
Matthew Whitelegg
Matthew Whitelegg

Social Links

Registered address

The Vinery Road Permanent Allotment Society
92 Coleridge Road

The Vinery Road Permanent Allotment Society manages two well-run, community-spirited allotment sites in South Cambridge, UK.
They are situated in the Romsey Town area and offer good growing conditions and excellent facilities.