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Colchester Allotment Association

Colchester Allotment Association (CAA) is an independent voluntary organisation that promotes allotment gardening and works to preserve allotments and support allotment holders. (Colchester Borough Council administers allotment rentals and regulations.)

For a small annual subscription, members receive:

  • four newsletters each year
  • discounted seeds
  • other retailers’ discounts
  • talks and other events
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Colchester Allotment Association

Colchester Allotment Association

Colchester Allotment Association (CAA) is an independent, voluntary organisation, promoting and supporting allotment holders and grow your own enthusiasts alike, primarily in the Borough of Colchester.

One of last years new (or arguably an old returning) events was the Best Produce Competition, there were several awards and trophies given out for this and the Best Kept Plot Competition too.Each member brought a box or basket of produce harvested from the allotment, or produce made with harvests.The level of variety and creativity amongst the entries is astounding and every member should be proud of what they brought regardless of if they won an award.Remember to keep an eye on your emails for details of upcoming events! Now is a good time to prepare for the competitions. Including Best Produce, Best Kept Plot, and the Pumpkin Competition.Credits to Simon from the committee for the wonderful photos!-James #colchester #allotmentuk #allotmentlife #producecompetition #vegpatch #vegetablegarden #homegrown #pumpkincompetition #pumpkin #growyourownfood #gardening #garden #vegetables #GrowYourOwn #essex #caa #allotment #allotments #colchesterallotments #colchester See MoreSee Less
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I hope all our members and local growers are enjoying the season now we're fully into Summer without a frost in sight. It goes by so fast and there's so much to do. Today I'm taking some time to stop and remember my first in-person Annual General Meeting back in 2022, of course having to have our 2021 AGM over video call as was the norm then. We had a very healthy turn out, lots of lovely cake, from members Jan and Sue.We had an inspiring talk from Nick Cristo who was the Parks, Countryside and Greening Operations Manager for Colchester Borough Council at the time. We also bid farewell to outgoing chairman Steve McClure, who was a great champion of the CAA throughout challenging times including the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns. Addrian Hutson succeeded as the new chairman and has been equally brilli#caa#essexs#colchesters#allotmentst#allotmente#colchesterallotmentsesterallotments See MoreSee Less
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We've had some items offered to us from a Colchester resident. If you are interested in any of these items please get in contact by messaging us through Facebook Messenger or through our email address, we are currently unable to see Instagram messages, and we will put you in contact with the kind person that has the items.3 x pallets (2 pictured)Guttering (3.3m longest length metal and muralised) and shorter lengths of plastic Plastic pipe, various diameters1 x 'Night latch' lock with key See MoreSee Less
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Looking back to last years AGM ahead of the upcoming one. Frustratingly I didn't charge my camera so they were taken on my phone and aren't as clear as I would like. Good turnout, slightly down from the previous year, we hope to have good attendance this year too. Each year as a requirement of being an Association we hold a meeting to elect new or re-elect existing Committee members. Important topics relating to Allotments and the Association, and news about this years upcoming events are also discussed. There is a break usually part way through or at the end for free refreshment. It can also be a great way to meet and talk to other members or raise issues of concern or ideas about how the Association can improve. There is no bar to entry for Committee members, as long as you have passion, some free time, and useful skills #allotmentukl#allotmentlifeo#springf#gardenn#gardening##caae#colchesterallotmentsa#colchesterc#allotmentsa#allotment#allotment See MoreSee Less
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