Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:47
We had our allotment broken into three months ago. The shed door was forced and the lock and hasp were ripped off the door to wor shed. Though this was somewhat disconcerting, only a few basic tools were taken, ie, tool boxes with favourite spanners, blades for secateurs, mole grips and the boxes them selves. It was still enough to boil my bladder !
Anyway, I improved the access to the lotty, and made the shed door more secure, and locking it with an Ikea metal bed base across the hinge bolts.
Then, a couple of nights ago, only 30 minutes after my good lady and I had been oop t'lotty for a bit of watering and nulching, no not a euphemism for ANYTHING !, a neighbour came to our door and said that our gate had been kicked in off it's hinges. I went up , not in a happy frame of mind, and sure enough, it was hanging off but still there without TOO much damage, and OK for temporary repairs.
Soon fixed with better bolts that do not have slots on the ends. Goody goody.!
Inside the shed, all was serene, but I still feel uneasy. The obviously brainless twit/twerp that had decided to do this, has apparently NO regard for the law, respect for others, and cares not one whit about the distress caused by their deeds.
The recent claims that crime rates have fallen, despite financial restrictions and cut backs, is a total dream and fabrication. They just change the rules, the categorisation of crimes and it is all smoke and mirrors
If I come across as 'angry', well you can bet your bottom dibber I am !! Gardening is an expensive hobby, making food production no any cheaper than buying in the shops, BUT it is a darned sight nicer, spiritually enhancing, and I don't feel that I should need to have to engage in a siege mentality against numpties as well as the pigeons !
How goes it out on the range for others ?