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Here is the latest news from the Burnside site manager
Updated 15 Apr 2022

Plots

As at 15 Apr 2022 there were 44 people on the waiting lists and 6 plots being prepared for letting.

What's happening and coming up?

NO CARS signs removed. 

The track has now dried out and cars can now be driven on the site without seriously damaging the track surface. However, regular driving on site will still damage the grass and produce ruts that are not easy to walk on. You are requested to only bring cars onto the site when absolutely necessary. Thank you. 

Store re-opening

The Burnside store will re-open again for the season on Saturday April 30th. As always there will be top quality products at good prices plus loads of one off items and special offers. Watch the space for more information over the next few weeks. 

The water is be back on

The troughs have been cleaned out, releveled and re-filled. Please remember that each trough is now “owned” by tenants who will monitor them for leaks and cleanliness. However, if you see a problem like a leaking fitting or a trough overflowing please let Andy know about the issue ASAP with the trough number. The water we use is all metered and wasted water costs money. Please do not wash your crops or tools in the troughs. If you would like some help or guidance with rainwater harvesting please speak to Andy. There are some spare large water butts and also some free guttering available. 

 

What's happened recently?

Sunday April 10th Burn Bin

Another very successful Burn Bin session, with lovely weather to match. All the stuff cut down on the previous weekend volunteering day was dealt with, plus a good few barrow loads from plots. A large chicken cooked nicely in the oven and the baked potatoes were particularly good. Many thanks to Lisa for the the scones. 

Burn Bin Saturday March 12th

The new No3 Burn Bin was very successfully christened recently. A considerable amount of dry non compostable waste, like raspberry canes, brambles and dried couch grass etc. was disposed of. At the same time the new bigger oven, integrally built into the Burn Bin was proved to work very well. A pork shoulder joint cooked beautifully in the oven. After being allowed to rest for a short while the pork was all quickly consumed in large baps with apple sauce warmed up on the new tea room stove. Of course, because the tearoom is now operational, it also meant hot drinks were available through out the Burn Bin session. Plus, Lisa's home made cookies were delicious. There will be more Burn Bin sessions soon. 

Site issues

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

Registered address

The Vinery Road Permanent Allotment Society
15 St. Thomas's Square
Cambridge
CB1 3TG

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.