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Here is the latest news from the Burnside site manager
Updated 11 May 2021


As at 11 May 2021 there were 50 people on the waiting lists and 4 plots being prepared for letting.

What's coming up?

Pas 100 soil improver compost delivery.

Sometime on Tuesday May 18th we will have a very large delivery of Pas 100 dropped at the newly created space inside the Ancaster Way gate. This soil improver is free to all tenants, just help yourself, but don't take it all, please give everyone a chance to collect some. The large pile will not last very long.  

During May, the Council will be replacing all of the play equipment in the play area. 

There will be various vehicles and equipment needed to complete this work ; all will access the play area via the Ancaster Way gate and along the allotment track. Please stay away from the play area while the work is underway. Of course, once it's all done, Burnside children can use and enjoy the new equipment. 

Further work on the Ancaster Way entrance is expected to take place during a distanced volunteering morning late in May, it will include the following:

  • levelling the new deliveries area just inside the gate
  • weed fabric to cover the deliveries area
  • grass seeding the area where the old shed used to be
  • general tidying of the remaining space.

The work on Andy's tearoom is progressing well. The building is now ready to be erected, hopefully it will be up by the end of May. 

There will still be lots of work to do before the tearoom is fully operational, but its good to see some real progress. See the Blog for the full detail of the tearoom project. 

What's happened recently?

Trough numbering.

All of the water troughs on the Burnside site now have an individual number from 1 to 7. This make it much easier to identify faults when they occur. If you spot an overflowing trough, a leaky pipe or maybe a wet boggy patch in the trough area (this has happened before), please simply text Andy (site manager) with the trough number and a few words to say what is wrong. Andy's number is on the notice boards. Water is one of the highest costs to the society, let's not let any go to waste. 





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.