Running the rule over allotments
As a young family with an allotment, I totally agree with Lia Leendertz ( Over The Fence, November issue) that allotment rules need to change. We are lucky at our allotment as we are allowed to have a swing and a mud kitchen for the kids. However, when the kids are playing and making a noise, we do get annoyed looks from fellow allotment owners, suggesting that all may not agree with us. James Harding, Kent As an allotment tenant, Rob Smith understands the necessity of having rules on an allotment site ( Over The Fence, November issue). We have rules in place to create a site with a pleasant aesthetic appearance. I am sad to say that Lia alluding to young families being the new blood is wishful thinking – on our allotment less than 10 per cent of tenants are under 50. David Faulkner, Kent
Are allotment rules too strict, or are they a necessity?