The National Allotment Society theme for National Allotments Week 2016 is “Growing Together” which draws attention to the inclusive nature of allotment gardening, appealing to all sections of society from the unemployed to the professional, all races and religions and all levels of ability. You can find out more from the National Allotment Society on their website.
From a Community Safety perspective allotment holders should also consider the security of their sheds and outbuildings. If stolen, equipment and materials being stored there, could be used in domestic and business burglaries. We have some additional information about Shed and Garage security here.
Suffolk Police also have a Shed and Garage Security leaflet which also highlights these issues.
Additional Security Information
The Metropolitan Police and other Police Forces, have put together a number of helpful film clips on YouTube. One in particular by the Met Police is specifically about shed security.
You may also want to check out a previous article published during Neighbourhood and Home Watch Week which contains further clips from YouTube which demonstrate a range of preventative measures and actions you could take to help to protect your home and outbuildings.
For existing allotment holders in Suffolk, did you know that you can join ‘Allotment Watch’? Details on the Suffolk Police website.
Suffolk Police also have an ongoing home security campaign ‘Close it – Lock it – Check it’ and by following their simple precautions, you could also reduce the chance of becoming a victim of burglary.