Our community allotment seems to have got new heart and energy this autumn,which is being reflected in the appearance of the site. I am pleased to say the site is beginning to look well cared for and valued once again. Our established plot holders seem to have been re-invigorated, and with the beginning of the tenancy year we have also had a new influx of enthusiastic newbies to the site. Please give our new gardeners a warm welcome when you see them. It has been good to see everybody digging their plots and tidying pathways and getting on with their winter planting. We hope the new garden furniture on the site, and the other touches the committee has tried to improve upon has made it a more comfortable and orderly place to be. As the main growing season is coming to a close, now is the time to slow down and reflect on our year, and look forward to planning for next season.