Allotments have been vandalised
Vandals have struck at Driffield’s town council-run allotments, causing damage and smashing eggs in pigeons lofts on the site.
During their fortnightly meeting on Tuesday, town councillors were told there was little that could be done to improve security at the Cemetery Lane site.
Coun Steve Poessl, the allotment committee chairman, said: “Unfortunately, it is sad, but we had some more vandalism on Friday night.
“They attacked some of the pigeon lofts and smashed some of the eggs in one of the lofts.
“It is purely mindless. I cannot believe why someone would want to do that.
“I cannot get my head around it - it’s absolutely crazy. Unfortunately it is something that goes on around the country, we are not the only people to suffer from it.”
Coun Poessl added: “As for security, really it’s difficult. If people want to be in they will be in regardless of what we do. They go to other sites which are very well secured and they still get in and cause vandalism. I just think it is the mentality of some of the people today.”
Allotment rents rose from £15 to £20 per year from April last year and the town council was told that rents must be reviewed with a possibility of a rise in April 2014.
The allotment committee wants to implement some major infrastructure improvements in the next couple of years, which means a rent increase will need to be considered.
The council has obtained examples of rents charged by other councils which show that currently Driffield’s are very reasonable and that a rise would be justifiable.
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