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Association News - July 2017

2 July 2017

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Summer BBQ 2017 for Members & their guests. Join us from 5.30pm at the Pound Lane Allotments Site on Saturday July 30th. Join in the games, quiz & treasure hunt or just sit back and relax. A three course meal (plus cheese board) will be served from around 7.30pm.  Tickets at £8.50 each are available from ‘The Hut’ or Graham info@capelallotments.co.uk. B.Y.O drinks. Teas & Coffee available all night from our ‘pop-up kitchen’. Limited seating will be available so please bring your own. Sample menu on our web site which is subject to change. Tickets are going fast so book now if you would like to join us.

The 2017 "PHOTOGRAPHY TROPHY" - Picture to depict

  • Life in Suffolk in the 21st Century
  • A great British Holiday
  • Transport through time
  • Bird life
  • Photo of your choice.

All photographs to be colour, minimum size 150x100mm/6" x 4" and maximum size 190 x 130mm/7.5" x 5" and mounted and taken within the last eighteen months.

OPENING TIMES - THE HUT is open 10-12 noon on SATURDAYS ONLY from July until the end of October.

MEMBERSHIP - 80% of our members do not have an allotment but still enjoy the benefits of our bulk buy prices and seed scheme. Membership is just £5 per annum

ROTOVATOR AND CULTIVATOR HIRE - A rotovator and a cultivator are available for hire for on-site use only. The fee is £10 for the first two hours. Hire time runs from handover and ceases when the machine is returned to the machinery shed. Please give Dennis advance notice to hire this equipment or for any matters relating to the site please contact Dennis

‘THE BONFIRE’ - Plotholders & co-workers please note that this is now CLOSED & re-opens on Friday 4th August. Please keep waste materials on your plot.

POND & WILD LIFE AREA - Watch out for damsel & dragon flies, frogs & newts. Check the information boards if you see something interesting that you can’t identify.

PLOTS - HALF PLOTS are available at £16 per annum. If you live in Capel or the surrounding area & fancy a go at ‘Growing Your Own’ please contact Dennis on sitemanager@capelallotments.co.uk.

Summer BBQ  – 29th July 2017 - All this for our Members & their guests for just £8.50.

From 5.30pm. Join in the games, quiz & treasure hunt or just sit back and relax.

A three course meal (plus cheese board) will be served from around 7.30pm.  B.Y.O drinks. Teas & Coffee available all night from our ‘pop-up kitchen’

(Proposed) 2017 BBQ ‘40th Anniversary’ MENU

This is a ‘sample’ menu of what we are planning for 2017 & is subject to change


Prawn & Crayfish Salad

Mediterranean Hedgehog           

Rustic Breads, Dipping Oil 


Pork Ribs

Or Pan Fried & Foil Wrapped Fish Fillets *

(see Di or one of the BBQ team to reserve a fish dish)

Hot Onion, Tomato, Red Pepper, Mushroom, Garlic & Italian Seasoning

Mexican Bean Vegi Burgers

Flame Grilled Bangers & Burgers  

Salads (this is what we had in 2016)

Thai Noodle Salad

Fruity Rice  

Herby Aromatic Couscous    

Pasta with Olives & Green Beans

Chunky Red Cabbage Coleslaw                               

Tomato, Goats cheese & Balsamic Glaze

Red Onions                                        




Mixed Roll Selection   / butter   / spread                                      

Puds – (this is what we had in 2016)

Black Forrest Gateaux 

Pineapple upside down Cake

Fruits of the Forest & Vanilla Terrine

Gooseberry & Yogurt Fool with Biscuits

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Summer Pudding                    

White Chocolate & Lemon Cheese Cake                                 

Fresh Fruit Salad


Cream & Ice Cream

Cheese Board 

Teas & Coffees   Please help yourself from the ‘pop-up’ Kitchen at any time.

*We will do our best to remove all bones from the fish but please take care as some may still remain.

Alfresco Cuisine International – Hand Crafted Gastronomic Extravagance for the Discerning Diner.


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