1:04pm Monday 8th August 2011
A few weeks ago, all plot holders on Orford Park Allotments received a letter stating that Warrington Borough Council's Animal Welfare officer would be visiting the site on Thursday, August 4, to inspect individual plots and provide advice where required. The letter read “If you cannot be there to provide access to your plot please contact this office.”
Even though the weather was dismal, not a day for visiting the allotments, a number of people turned up for this meeting only to find that it had taken place before the stated time.
The person they had visited has a shed approximately 40 foot in length in which he keeps racing pigeons. They didn’t even bother to look in on our resident allotment cat who, amongst other things over the last year or so, has had the trauma of being caught in a trap on the allotments.
The majority of us attended this meeting because we’re worried about the unexplained death of wildlife and thought this would be the ideal time to voice our concerns.
When we complained we were told that the letter we had all received didn’t apply to us and we should have ignored it.
In this economic climate why does the council waste valuable resources sending correspondence out to people it doesn’t concern?
Most people working our allotments are organic gardeners who care very much about the environment so are also concerned about the type of weed killer WBC used on the uncultivated land at the side of the plots.
Was this herbicide animal friendly?
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