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Friday, 17 April 2009

'Shed'ding a tear ...

Dear Vandal

I am probably old enough to be your mother, but when i was brought up, i was taught to respect other peoples property, i assume you did not have this kind of upbringing!!

What is the fun in ripping the doors off someones shed and smashing the window only to throw tools etc across all the other allotments, this you did to all of the allotments where DH and i have our plot this week. Was it the boredom of the school holidays?

A few of the people are unable to pay for repairs for the 3rd time in less than 12 months so are giving up their hobby and this makes me really sad.

Word has been passed round in the village that there are some undesireables out there and a group of young local boys (early 20's) are patrolling the area of an evening/night to see if they can locate the culprits. I do hope that you are caught and brought to justice, but i did hear that if you are there are 2 lovely broom handles that are waiting for you and you might just end up like
Worzel Gummidge on one of the plots!!!

Awaiting your early capture, just so i can see what scum looks like!!!

(a very sad and out of pocket allotment owner)


  1. This is really sad, especially when so much effort and care goes into an allotment, Just like if someone came into our houses and decided they were bored and ruined everything we had stitched.
    FIL has an allotment and the same thing happens on that allotment, It is sad that some are having to give up their hobby! Have you thought of sending that letter to your local paper!


  2. Oh that is just heartbreaking. Surely there is a comittee or a dept which charges you that can be 'asked' to pay for better security?
    I dont know what is wrong with people these days.
    Hope you get it sorted soon

  3. So sorry to hear that your beautiful shed got beat up! :o(

    It's even sadder when citizens feel a need to take matters into their own hands, because police seem useless.

    Perhaps what they need to encounter is a guard dog.

    Hugs to you.

  4. That is very sad, I can never understand mindless vandalism, but then maybe I was bought up well to respect other people's property too. Hope they are caught soon!

  5. I'm so sorry, this is just awful. I've never understood vandalism, or what kind of fun can be had from it. I hope the culprits are caught and pay some restitution and community service.


  6. Oh no Julie, how awful. I simply don't understand what possesses these people. Makes me so mad when they cite "boredom" as a reason, they've got 24hr satellite tv, computers, playstations, the list goes on... far more stuff to do than we had at that age

  7. Oh no, so sorry to hear that. I feel allotments are an extension of our home kitchen cupboards, so we could find where these vandals live and then go and vandal their food cupboards and destroy their food supplies!

    The local paper sounds a good idea Julie. Have your committee looked into CCTV. Dads allotment have and the security is great.

    Hope they find them and soon.
    BIG Hugs x

  8. sorry to hear this Julie, people like them make me so angry. I hope the culprits are found, they need to bring back the stocks!

  9. This is one of the reasons they need to bring back that chain gang thing. Put criminals on chains and make they pick up trash along the roadways. I bet that would make people think before commiting these kind of acts. They get to smoke, watch tv and play ping pong when they get caught, no big deal to them.
    So Sorry you had to suffer.

  10. Surely this didn't happen in my beloved England ! This only happens here where civilization is a little slow in coming.

    I am so sorry for you and your neighbors. I wish I were close enough to help.

  11. Sorry to hear about this Julie, I hope they find them. Dh is at the allotment as we speak. The allotments are often broken into here in the city, and dh no longer locks his shed after it was broken into several times, he got fed up of repairing it. He no longer keeps anything of value in there, and the inside is in such a mess, I don't think they can be bothered to look for the tools, under all the rubbish noW.

  12. Oh dear how awful for you. Sending hugs ((((((((((())))))))))))xx

  13. It's such a pity that some people can only occupy themselves by destroying what means such a lot to others. I hope that this doesn't lead to folk giving up their allotments. Can fully understand your anger and frustration

  14. Julie,

    I was so saddened to read this. I hope they are caught soon.

  15. Oh that's awful - some people do seem so destructive! There often seem to be things stolen from where DH has his allotment too.

  16. Sorry to hear this Julie. I hope they catch them soon.

    Lots of hugs.

  17. Oh Julie not again! Most thugs barely have any self-respect so can't understand the concept of respecting others property. Hope they are caught soon. Lots of (((((((((hugs))))))))).

  18. how terribly sad Julie. And how scary to know there were that kind of people so close to your home.
    I hope they find who did it real soon. Hugs!!!

  19. Julie,
    You should send this letter into
    your local newspaper. It would make more people aware of what's
    going on and they will be on the alert. I hope this will be resolved and everyone will be able to continue to use their allotments.
    Best wishes and blessings...

  20. Sory to hear your news some people have no respect for anything these days. Keeping an allotment is very rewarding and also very hard work. Maybe when caught they should be made to dig a few acres of hard ground. Sheila


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