There’s not much to do on the allotment in the depths of February, so why not check out this new show, running at York Theatre Royal for one evening only on 25th February, 2023. It’s billed as an hilarious and moving comedy-drama about allotmenteering and the great outdoors and is based on interviews with local plot holders. Are you one of them? Do let us know if you’ve contributed!
Here’s what the theatre have to say about Ladies That Dig:
A hilarious and moving comedy-drama from the team that brought you Ladies That Bus.
Ladies That Dig is about the great outdoors and the people who enjoy it. Budding love, blossoming middle-age, exploring our roots, and unearthing buried treasures, lead us to discover what it means to ‘grow’…
Collected from real local interviews from Allotmenteers, Metal Detectorists, Archaeologists, Grave-diggers, Forensic Anthropologists and people who just love gardening, Ladies That Dig is a fertile blend of live music, comedy, and true tales from women who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.York Theatre Royal
For more information and to book a ticket visit the Theatre Royal website.
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Some great news from Dobbies. You can now recycle your old compost bags at the York store. This is particularly good news as this packaging is typically difficult for people to recycle easily.
You’ll find the recycling collection points in their car park and you can also recycle any unwanted plastic plant pots too.
Mikron Theatre will bring their new show RED SKY AT NIGHT to Scarcroft Allotments on Sunday 22nd May at 2pm. The subject is topical for gardeners….THE WEATHER!
About the show
The wild and wonderful world of weather
Through the chronicles of history, people have gazed up and marvelled at the mysteries of the weather. Generations have tried to master the elements, and understand the magic of the skies.
Hayley’s sunny, beloved dad was the nation’s favourite weatherman. He could make a typhoon sound like a tickle. Hayley is now following in his footsteps, to join the ranks of the forecasting fraternity. Or at least, local shoestring teatime telly.
When the pressure drops and dark clouds gather, Hayley is melting faster than a lonely snowflake. She’s seen the future’s forecast, but will anyone listen?
Bring your anorak and your factor 50. Well, you never know.
No tickets required, a ‘pay what you feel’ collection will be taken after the show.
Scarcroft Allotments can be found on Scarcroft Road, YO23 1PF, with the entrance just opposite the Croquet club and the park. The performance will take place outside, so bring a chair or blanket and why not bring a picnic too.
View show details on the Mikron Theatre website or facebook page
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This is the revised Tenancy Agreement coming into use from January 2022.
In the September newsletter we highlighted that a new Agreement was in process and posted an initial draft on the website for information and comment. A number of tenants got in touch by email with the suggestions for changes and improvements. There were also three online Zoom consultations that provided additional helpful feedback. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed. Wherever possible we’ve tried to incorporate all comments and suggestions received.
The new Tenancy Agreement is intended to help everyone get the best out of their plot in a way that respects and cares for everyone and everything on allotment sites, now and in the future. There is no need to sign and return the Agreement, payment of your 2022 rental invoice will signifies consent to the revised terms.
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[THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED – For the New Tenancy Agreement please visit this page: Updated Tenancy Terms and Conditions January 2022]
It’s now nearly four years since YACIO took over running the allotments from the City Council. One of the problems we inherited was a Tenancy Agreement that was overdue for review. A hotchpotch of clauses, some of which are outdated, we’ve been conscious for some time that this needs improving. We did make a few changes last year but we’ve now given it a complete overhaul.
Ideally, we’d present the revised Tenancy Agreement at a YACIO members’ meeting. We had hoped to hold one on the 9th October, but due to continuing uncertainty about Covid and social distancing restrictions on numbers imposed by our usual venue we’ve decided it’s not feasible for this to go ahead.
Trustees want to have a tenancy Agreement that’s as clear as possible and has the support and confidence of tenants. We welcome comments and suggestions from members. These can be made by email or via three consultative Zoom sessions we’re holding on the following dates: 12th, 20th and 28th October between 7 & 8pm.
To comment or for Zoom joining instructions please email email@example.com. We look forward to hearing your views.