Welcome to the Barriedale Blog

This is the home of the Barriedale Allotment Society's magnificant web presence. We hope to get some more people adding content soon but contact details, rules etc have been posted. In the meantime have a look at some pics taken over the last couple of years.
If you have an article or pic for the site mail it to nick.beagin.images@blogger.com

Email Contacts

Olivier Busin - Lettings Secretary
Nick Beagin - Committee Secretary

Monday, 30 December 2013

The Waiting List is Closed

The Waiting List is now closed for the year.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013


I have a mountain of very old well rotted horse manure Free to your fellow allotmenteers if they would like it?
They can hire a lorry to collect it or come with their cars and fill up their bags.
It's an on going offer and we are open 7 days a week, 9am to 6pm and there is no need to make an appointment.
There are no herbicides used, so the manure is organic.
Many thanks
Leigh :)
Shannon Leigh Stables,
Far end of Stable Lane (take left track at Mount Mascal when lane splits in two)
Off Vicarage Road,

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Site Day

Due to a decent turnout of hard working folk and a last minute grab of scaffold it was a good site day to start the year.  Despite some early rain there were people on site at 10 am this morning working hard and having a laugh.  As everyone mucked in we got through most of the jobs on the list but there is still some work to.

We have some plexi glass for the notice board if anyone fancies trying to rebuild that. 
The treated boards need stowing for next site day (there is more shoring up to do)
Rear steps need some attention and there is always strimming and weeding of steps and paths to get on with.

So thanks to everyone who turned out - it was a good days work, shout to Clare for the chips and Geoff for getting the strimmer fixed.
Site Day Jobs

 This is a list of jobs for today.  Any members unable to attend today can attend the next site day in Sept/Oct or if any of these jobs don't get done today they can have a crack at them.  Ill post later what remains to be done..

To be moved and treated

Shoring up
Sean, Brendan’s old plot and Nicks

Maureen plot has a hole which needs fixing – I have some fencing.

Paint and any general repairs – north side needs attention

Water tanks
Check all plumbing – and report back

Wood Store
Check out possibility of using the scaffold we have –
Move wood out of the roof space

Mark to get materials – sand, liners etc

Notice board on site hut
I have some Perspex – need someone a bit handy – maybe a job for later

Safety Check on poles 
Tennis balls to be cut and placed on top

Dead tree on top path to be taken out – Mehmet’s plot – some sort of post reinstated

Strimming and weeding – geoff to run strimmer to test

Rear steps – to be weeded and checked – repaired if needed

Check site boundaries - report back

Dandelion dead head - they are everywhere this year

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Waiting List is Closed

The waiting list is full again so we have closed it for the year and are not accepting anymore applications. 

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Site Day

Site Day is Saturday 11th May - weather permitting.  If there are any jobs that you think need doing please let me know.