Sadly, a number of plotters have reported that recently, items have gone missing from their plots. Examples include hand tools from sheds, perennial and other veggies dug up from beds, bird feeders removed from fences and hand-sanitiser taken from the composting toilets.

We know that this happens from time to time, but we have had a long period relatively free of such thefts. Stuart asks that we take care to lock away items where we can, make sure communal buildings and containers are kept padlocked and report to a member of the Committee any recent losses or others in the future. It’s important that we build up a picture of how bad the problem is, as we plan an appropriate response.