The RSPCA were commenting today on the dramatic rise in animal cruelty cases over the half-term period. It looks as if allotments aren't safe either.
Reader Sue writes:
"My husband has an allotment in Dane valley near Drapers Mill and someone has burnt his shed to the ground and trashed his allotment and his neighbour's. This happened this afternoon between 1 and 6. The shed was brand new. Only been up there a month and cost £400. Easter Holidays? I'm speechless!"
Ed: Sorry to hear it Sue. Perhaps the only solution is a heavily armed scarecrow?
On a separate note, Tony Ovenden writes:
"Margate museum has a archive of election literature, in the past it has been difficult to obtain conservative literature from the local elections, which is a shame as it makes the archive incomplete. Any chance you could have a word in the right ear so the museum can have at least one item of literature from each candidate."
Ed: I'll try and hopefully posting your request here will mean that some councillors and candidates will send you some literature. I'll make sure you get a copy of my own to throw darts at, when it arrives!