vandals on our lottie
I hope you excuse me and allow me to have a bit of a rant.... I have been an allotment holder for about 4 years now and everyone there are a friendly bunch, i love growing vegetables for my family and last april I got 6 hens that have given us loads of beautiful eggs , my daugters who are 2 and 4 treat them as pets. Just in the last few days vandals and thieves have been stealing hens from neighbouring allotments and now they have tried to get into the ones on our allotment, we would all be devastated if they succeeded as the hens are our pets as well as practical egg layers ! the old guy in the allotment next to mine had been growing pumpkins for his grandchildren , they had reached a grand size too . . . vandals broke into his shed and threw them over the allotment smashing them to bits .Anyway what I would like to know is if anyone has had a similar experiance and has any advice on how to beat the vandals etc.. also we would like to make our allotment more secure which will cost money, are we entitlled to any sort of grant ? Any advice wolud be appreciated. . . when you work hard looking after your plot and someone just wrecks it it can get soul destroying . thanks.
- 3 Nov, 2008