Allotment holders have been told their number is up if they fail to mark their plots correctly.Beware the council-employed number-marker squads!
Fed up with not being able to find various plots, Brighton and Hove City Council has issued a warning letter to those holders who have not clearly numbered their allocated area.
As a deterrent, officials have said they will “haphazardly daub” electric lime green paint on sheds and posts in any plot which is not properly labelled or numbered.Well, would we expect anything less from council employees?
In recent days, a reminder sent out to all allotment holders alongside the annual rent bills said: “Tenants who continue to leave their plots unnumbered run the risk of having their plot numbers painted on the side of any upright object by our maintenance |team.
“We have sourced several pots of paint in a particularly unpleasant shade of electric lime green and plan to begin haphazardly daubing large plot numbers on to unnumbered plots in the New Year.”That’ll show you! It's one up from The Comfy Chair!
Steve Miller, a site representative at Eastbrook Farm allotments in Portslade, said he felt it was a good idea.
He said: “On some of the larger sites it can be quite difficult to locate various plots.
“If the officers got it wrong on their inspections and sent a notice to the wrong person, then they would probably get quite annoyed.”And you wouldn't like them when they were quite annoyed…