Garden sharing has its drawbacks

PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 23:28 15 June 2010

The problem with garden sharing is lack of security for the plot holder, loss of privacy and, of course, a denial of the right to a piece of land under the Allotments Act.

The problem with garden sharing is lack of security for the plot holder, loss of privacy and, of course, a denial of the right to a piece of land under the Allotments Act.England is everyone's garden and those of us interested have a right to garden in it, and not just as evictable squatters. However well-intentioned the sharing scheme is, what happens if the owner moves, is ill, or sadly dies? As citizens we deserve better. Michael Parsons Larkfield LaneSouthport


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