Wednesday, 13 September 2017

NADCAA Allotment Rent Renewal Days

NOTICE TO ALL PLOTHOLDERS

In the past few days you should have received your 2018 rent reminder.

You can pay by bringing it to -
  • DECOY FIELD – 7TH OCT 2017 
  • COACH ROAD FIELD – 14TH OCT 2017 

10.30AM – 3.00PM (both days) 

Plotholders from all fields can pay at either location

Cheques and Postal Orders accepted

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS & 
HELP TO CUT COSTS BY PAYING IN PERSON

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Allotment Wildlife Watch - Throughout September

WE NEED YOUR HELP 

What do we want you to do? 


Record what you see on your allotment: birds; insects; reptiles; mammals; - using the sheet which you can download below.
Children and adults can take part. 
Pick up the sheets to record what you see from the shop or your field manager or download them below.

When do we want you to do it? 

For one hour during September and then return the sheets to your Field Manager.

Why do we want you to do this? 

So that we can show how valuable allotments are to the environment and wildlife in the area e.g. to the Council who we rent our allotments from. On a visit by Devon Wildlife Trust to Decoy we were complimented on the ponds, wildlife areas, fruit trees etc. all of which encourage wildlife and provide food and shelter for them. Many of the allotment fields have these, so well done everyone.

STOP PRESS - BAT PROJECT: 
We are also taking part with Devon Horseshoe at Project to see if we have bats using our allotment. We will be monitoring Decoy Field from September 30th to October 3rd with a bat monitor loaned from the above project. All our other fields have already been monitored by other groups of people. We will keep you posted about the results later in the year.

Thank you for your help - Meryl Basham & Claire Axford

Photo Competition Winners and Winner and Runner Up in Association 2017

The 2017 Social and Awards Evening took place at the The Keyberry at Decoy on 9th September. Andrew Cooper judged the popular Wildlife Photography Competition.

Photo Competition Winners -

The winning photo was taken by Patricia Prowse
2nd place was taken by Tim Callard 

3rd was taken by Ian Jones (rescuing a cuckoo ad Decoy Field)

Best Plots in Association Winners



Mr Mike Daniel at Decoy Field Was Runner Up for best plot in Association; Mrs Amanda Adams of Blake's Field won the Lord Clifford Cup for Best in Association. She also won the cup for best exhibitor at the Fruit & Vegetable Show last month.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Tenth Annual Vegetable and Flower Show - Saturday 26th August 2017

All plot holders welcome! 
Saturday 26th August 2017, at the Keyberry Inn, Decoy

Cash prizes, books and cups to be won.
Entries from 10.30am - Judging from 1.00pm
Posters are also on each field notice board and schedules are available in field post boxes and from the Decoy shop.


Classes: Vegetable and Fruit
1
2 potatoes (white)
12
6 runner beans
2
2 potatoes (coloured)
13
6 French beans
3
2 carrots
14
2 peppers or chillis
4
2 parsnips
15
2 cucumbers
5
3 beetroot
16
2 marrow or squash
6
2 other root veg (swede, khol rabi etc)
17
4 English tomatoes
7
3 onions (white)
18
6 cherry tomatoes
8
3 onions (red)
19
Ugliest or misshapen vegetable
9
5 shallots
20
3 eating apples
10
Heaviest Potato
21
2 cooking apples
11
Longest runner bean
22
Small dish of soft fruit with stalks
 
Classes: Flowers
23
3 dahlias (one type)
27
3 Gladioli stems
24
3 dahlias (all different)
28
6 stems, any flower varieties
25
Specimen rose (single bloom)
29
Floral arrangement in a tea cup
26
One specimen gladioli
30
Floral arrangement representing the sea shore
 
Classes: Domestic
31
2 flapjacks
33
A chocolate cake
32
A jam or jelly made with allotment grown fruit ingredient

The entry fee for each class is 20p. One Entry per exhibitor per class. Entries to be staged from 10.30 onwards. Exhibitors to leave the room by 12.30pm for judging at 1.00pm. All entries exhibited at owners risk.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Judging Results, Photography Competition and Diary Dates

The 2017 Annual Judging Results have been announced.  Visit the judging page on the NADCAA website to read more.

Photography Competition - Time to get that camera out and enter the NADCAA Photography Competition! Prizes will be awarded at the Annual Social and Awards evening on Saturday 9th September.
Photographs will be judged by local BBC Wildlife Film Maker Andrew Cooper. This years theme is 'on the plot'.
How to enter: Send your photographs on A5 photographic paper to NADCAA Secretary Roger Beech before the 31st August.

Upcoming Diary Dates -

  • Annual Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Show. View noticeboards for further details.
  • 9th September - The Social and Awards Evening will be held at the The Keyberry at Decoy. Andrew Cooper will be judging the Wildlife Photography Competition. We hope you can join us.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Tenancy Renewal Rent Collection Days October 2016

All plot holders will have received their Tenancy Renewal by post or email recently.

There are two rent collection days, the first being held at Decoy.


1st NADCAA Tenancy Renewal Day

Location: Decoy Field
Saturday 15th October
Between 10.30am - 3.00pm


2nd NADCAA Tenancy Renewal Day

Location: Coach Road Field
Saturday 22nd October
Between 10.30am - 3.00pm

Both fields have good parking facilities and have been chosen for this reason.


Remember to:
  • Check your details on your form - are any of them wrong? If so, please correct them 
  • Do not pay by cash 
  • Write your field and plot number (s) on the back of your cheque or postal order 
  • Please make your cheque or postal order payable to 'N.A.D.C.A.A. Ltd’ for the total rent – no more no less 
  • Bring your cheque / postal order and your signed form to one of the rent days. 

Monday, 8 August 2016

Vegetable and Flower Show - Saturday 27th August 2016


All plot holders welcome!

Saturday 27th August 2016,
at the Keyberry Inn, Decoy

Cash prizes, books and cups to be won.

Entries from 10.30am - Judging from 1.00pm

Posters are on each field notice board and schedules are available in field post boxes and from the Decoy shop.
 
Classes: Vegetable
1
2 potatoes (white)
12
6 runner beans
2
2 potatoes (coloured)
13
6 French beans
3
2 carrots
14
2 courgettes or squashes
4
2 parsnips
15

2 peppers or chillis
5
3 beetroot
16
2 cucumbers
6
2 other root veg (swede, khol rabi etc)
17
4 English tomatoes
7
3 onions (white)
18
6 cherry tomatoes
8
3 onions (red)
19
Ugliest or misshapen vegetable
9
5 shallots
20
3 eating apples
10
Heaviest Potato
21
2 cooking apples
11
Longest runner bean
22
Small dish of soft fruit with stalks
 
Classes: Flowers
23
3 dahlias (one type)
27
3 Gladioli stems
24
3 dahlias (all different)
28
6 stems, any flower varieties
25
Specimen rose (single bloom)
29
Floral arrangement in a tea cup
26
One specimen gladioli
30
Floral arrangement representing the sea shore
 
Classes: Domestic
31
3 cheese straws
33
Ginger cake
32
A jam or jelly made with allotment grown fruit ingredient
34
3 shortbread fingers


The entry fee for each class is 20p. One Entry per exhibitor per class. Entries to be staged from 10.30 onwards. Exhibitors to leave the room by 12.45pm for judging at 1.00pm. All entries exhibited at owners risk.