Project X was to recreate a Dig for Victory allotment on a new site. OK, I’m aware this is complicated so strap in.
At the start of the year I had 2 plots at the Railway Allotment. Due to my IBS and lack of toilet facilities I found a site further down the road which had better facilities. They had a 24/7 toilet, club house serving food every weekend, a monthly skip collection, shop, allowed bigger buildings and allowed three buildings (shed, greenhouse, polytunnel). I signed up and was given a plot. So at this stage the plan was to move to this site over the coming months and give up the Railway Allotment. Members on the Railway Allotment site suggested that I didn’t give up the second Railway Allotment until the end of the year, seeing as I had paid for a year.
When I started my new diet lifestyle I was surprised to find that my IBS disappeared. I visited the new site a few times but found that even though it was only 15 mins more on the bus, it was just a bit too far. The site has 400 plots on it and even in the short time I was there I discovered that having such a large site meant that the community were heavy handed with the rules, I expect they have to be with that many plots.
So where are we now?
The members on the Railway Allotment persuaded me to keep the second plot, so forget what I’ve said above and let’s go back to my situation in February. I’m on the Railway Allotment, so the plan is to run my Dig for Victory allotment on the second plot here.
Phew, are you still with me. I confuse myself, don’t worry about it. Sometimes it’s hard to see what a good thing you have until you go somewhere else.