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Thread: Looking for an Allotment in Inverclyde, Scotland

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    Just a quick update.

    Sent an email to the local housing organisation regarding Lemmon Street Gardens... still no response.

    Went up to Wellington Street this afternoon (lovely dry day here) but the place was closed up.

    Turns out however, a colleague of mine in the library is a holder at Caddlehill, and is going to get me some more info, as well as pass my details on to someone from Wellington Street that can help me. (Just how we went so long without talking about allotments I'll never know!)

    Fingers crossed!

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    Update!

    The back and forth with the local housing association continues. I've been passed around 3 different departments and nobody really has a clue what's going on, I think they're hoping I'll forget and give up. Not bloody like you!

    This would be my ideal site as my sister just got new windows in her house and I have 7 old windows sitting in the shed just waiting to be put to use.

    Caddle Hill sent me a letter, so I'm now on the waiting list! Hurrah!

    I was on my way to training with work on Wednesday and took a drive past Wellington Street as I do every Wednesday, luck would have it that someone was just locking the gate as I crawled along in the car. I managed to speak to him for a few minutes, he took my email address and said he'd pass it on to the committee, who emailed me yesterday with the necessary forms, which where sent back almost immediately haha!

    Hopefully the waiting list isnt too long!

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    Fingers crossed for you
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    Update!

    Think I MAY have a plot!

    Was working this morning but had a missed call from the head of the committee at Caddlehill, phoned her back at lunch time and was told that they were having a wee get together tomorrow afternoon, and asked if I wanted to come along, she also mentioned that they had a few plots going spare, so I was welcome to take a look and see if there was one that I fancied.

    So I'm meeting her at 1pm tomorrow to sort things out.

    It's sort of bitter sweet, I could end up with a plot, but I hadon't resigned myself to not getting good news is year, and never started any of my seeds. Typical! Haha!

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    Excellent news - and a choice of plots
    Plenty of time to start seeds outdoors so no worries there!
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    I hope it's good news for you, and as Veggiechicken says still lots of time to sow seeds or even buy plug plants.
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    Thank you!

    I'm sure I'll be able to pick up a few bits and bobs from friends and family 😊🌻

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    Final update!

    I am now an official Plot holder!

    Went up for a meeting today with the committee along with another 2 gentlemen, they had 3 plots available (2 full size and one half) So it was up to us to scrap it out between us. I would have been content with the half plot but one of the guys really wanted it, so I've ended up with a full size plot, along with an 8x12 greenhouse.

    It's in great condition, the previous owner has moved to a bigger plot 5 greenhouses down so all it needs is some minor tidying.

    I'm on mobile at the moment and the website is being buggy and nd not letting me post pictures, but I'll add them later today.
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