SPRING FAIR 2017

OUR SPRING FAIR IS ON SUNDAY 21ST MAY 11AM UNTIL 3PM

THE FOOD & DRINKS MARQUEE WILL BE FULL OF HOMEMADE CAKES & SAVOURIES.

HOMEMADE SAMOSAS.

STAFFORDSHIRE SPECIALITY CHEESES.

SADLERS BREWERY BOTTLED BEERS.

NEW THIS YEAR ………… THE SEVEN DEADLY GINS…… SEVEN FLAVOURED GINS.

NIGEL’S EXCELLENT PORK SAUSAGES.

TEA, COFFEE, HOMEMADE CAKES AVAILABLE OR STAY FOR LUNCH WITH A PORK ROLL WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS OR VEGETARIAN FIVE BEAN CHILLI.

WE WILL HAVE A VARIETY OF BEDDING PLANTS, SHRUBS & VEGETABLE PLANTS FOR SALE AND WHY NOT VISIT OUR GARDEN SHOP.

THERE WILL BE OVER 30 CRAFT & GIFT STALLS WITHIN OUR MARQUEE AND GAZEBO’S BE SURE TO VISIT THEM ALL.

NO PROBLEM KEEPING THE KIDS ENTERTAINED WITH OUR FREE BOUNCY CASTLE (WEATHER PERMITTING) AND FACE PAINTER.

HAVE A GO ARCHERY.  DONKEY SANCTUARY. BIRDS OF PREY.

SEVERAL LOCAL GOOD CAUSES WILL BE INVITED TO COME ALONG INCLUDING FRIENDS OF JOHN TAYLOR HOSPICE.

PARKING ON SITE FOR BLUE BADGE HOLDERS ONLY.

 

 

Vintage Afternoon Tea with Songs from Stage and Screen ~ Sunday 26th June 2016 1.30-4pm

Afternoon Tea

This fabulous event is back this summer by popular request.

Tickets are now on sale at £7 per person from Court Lane Allotments’ site shop (open Saturday and Sunday 11-3).

Sutton Coldfield Community Choir will be singing Songs from Stage and Screen whilst you enjoy your afternoon tea served in vintage crockery in our marquee.

Please hurry to get your tickets as soon as possible as we need to gauge numbers for catering.

 

It’s Four-in-a-row for Linda!

Court Lane Allotments’ very own Linda Shucksmith has broken the records for winning the BDAC annual Cliff Jones Memorial Trophy competition for Best Plot in Birmingham. In 2015 she has won it for a prestigious  fourth time in a row. A very happy Linda is seen here receiving her trophy from Birmingham’s Lord Mayor.

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Here are photos of Linda’s prize winning plot in all its glory.

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Court Lane Allotments is very proud of Linda and all she has achieved, with the very able assistance of her “gopher”, Bob Dawes.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Court Lane Allotments Autumn Fair ~ Sunday 4th October 11am-3pm

As the leaves from trees begin to fall, we invite you to our Autumn Fair on Sunday 4th October from 11am to 3pm. We will have home baked produce, artisan foods, arts and crafts stalls, and plenty of the other delights to view, sample and buy.

 

CakesFOOD MARQUEE

The ever popular food marquee will once more be filled with culinary delights to entertain your taste buds. There will be home baked cakes and savouries, jams and pickles, the blink-and-it’s-gone pork bap stall and our own Court Lane Honey from our bees who have been working hard this summer to supply you with sweet yummy goodness. There will also be local food outlets to entice you even more. Teas and coffees will be available. Oh yes, and we are also having a real ale stall with local Midlands ales.

 

 

 

Crafts

 

ARTS & CRAFTS MARQUEE

In our other marquee, there will be local artists with their creative wares for you to take home. From pottery to jewellery to other hand crafted items. There will also be a varied collection of stalls to suit your own interests and pursuits, including stalls selling pet foods, books and you can even have a Tarot reading.

 

 

 

CHARITY STALLS

We have invited several charities to promote their causes. Please visit Snuffles Hedgehog Rescue, RSPB, Cats Protection and a stall supporting dogs for the blind.

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Our plot holders do enjoy growing vegetables, so you can visit our Community Garden where vegetables will be on display in the Portacabin and you can explore the garden with it’s varied nooks and crannies. Please be aware although we welcome visitors to our Community Garden, please do not go onto any allotment plots. See if you can spot the winner of our Tallest Sunflower competition.

 

 

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

We are not a site to exclude anyone so please bring your children to not only enjoy the food and crafts but also to take part in the many activities for children. From Tin Can Alley to a Bouncy Castle (providing it’s not too windy or wet).

So do come along and enjoy the fun.

 

Music Night at Court Lane Allotments ~ Friday 28th August 2015 at 7.30pm

Court Lane Allotments are holding a Music Night in the marquee on Friday 28th August, 7.30pm onwards.

It will be a fantastic night for anyone who loves music from 1960s up to the present day, featuring popular local band, Freefall. They have their own Facebook page, so do check it out.

Tickets are available at £5 each (2 tickets free to Court Lane plot holders, if you haven’t already got yours). Children (under 16) are free, but still need a ticket. The only way to get tickets is to collect/buy them from the site shop on Saturdays and Sundays 11-3, or by phoning Ken Simpson on 0121 350 5146. Tickets are limited, on a first-come-first-served basis and there will be no tickets available at the door, so you do need to claim/buy them by 23rd August.

Food and drink will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own with you. 

Looking forward to a fabulous evening. We would love you to join us.

Best Plot in Birmingham ~ It’s 3 in a row for Linda

Court Lane’s very own Linda Shucksmith has once again won Best Plot in Birmingham at the Annual Allotments Show run by Birmingham and District Allotments Confederation. Take a look at the photographs and I am sure you will see why she has won it for three consecutive years. We are justifiably proud of her and other half Bob for all their hard work. This is an example of how a lot of hard work and dedication can reap rewards.

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Vegetables that wish they were something else

The end of March is the time that the growing season really starts to take off. Hopefully you all have your plots dug over ready for planting and your seed trays are already full to bursting.

This was sent to us recently and I thought I would re-post it here as it is just a bit of fun. See the link below.

Weird vegetables

Maybe we should have a weirdly shaped vegetable competition on site this year. What do you think?

 

 

Court Lane Allotments presents “The Merry Tiller” ~ Sunday November 10th 2013 @ 7.45pm

Court Lane Allotments in association with Folk at the Fold would like to invite you to “The Merry Tiller”.

This lighthearted potted history of Growing Your Own will take place in the upstairs function room of The Red Lion Inn, Station Road, Erdington B23 6UG on Sunday 10th November 2013 @ 7.45pm. There will be a bar in the function room. Tickets cost £5 per person and are available from the site shop at weekends, from Ken, or from Alison (see poster below for further details).

Merry Tiller