MPAA Stall at Moor Pool Festival Sunday 10th September 2017.
The MPAA stall at the Festival was as ever a great representation of the produce grown on the Moor Pool Allotments.The day was a cool and overcast but mostly dry day. We had a full table of produce. Thanks to Ted Fearon for assisting all day, and in particular for donations of produce from Steve Wright, Ted and Janine, and that special Moor Pool vintage wine generously supplied by Andrew Hackett. Thank you also to the donor of the tasty figs which were much remarked upon. On the day £40 was raised.
Cala Pays Residual Allotment Restoration Funds.
Simon Stirling, Chair of the Moor Pool Heritage Trust has confirmed that Cala have abided by the agreement to pay over the residual funds from the £50,000 their subsidiary Banner Homes agreed with Birmingham City Councils planning department to be paid towards restoration of the allotments. The confirmed sum paid is £6,441 and is being held by the Trust. We can now start to identify the outstanding issues particularly the state of the Winterbourne allotments where impoverished material was brought in replacing the original fine soils and detrious materials such as glass and asbestos.
The MPAA has proposed to Simon Stirling that we form a joint group to identify remaining issues and manage the expenditure.
MPAA to Have Stall at Moor Pool Festival Sunday 10th September.
As usual the Association will have a stall at the Festival on Sunday 10th September. This will be an opportunity to show what's grown on the allotments and answer questions on the Association.