Monday 11 May 2009

Shed break ins

Apparently 4 sheds have been broken into up at the plot over the weekend. Yesterday evening I was up there until 9.15 so I'm not sure when it was done but I'm in shock. You read about these things but I didn't think it would happen in our rural paradise. Reality check for me and a slight uncomfortable feeling about being out on my own in the near dark which I so love. Damn them!


  1. I am so sorry to hear about the shed break-ins. That is terrible, I dread that happening. Apparently it did happen to one shed on our lottie about 4 years ago and it was a shed that had it's door turned away from the road and houses overlooking the allotments. So anyone putting up a shed now is advised to have the door facing the road.
    Take care if you are up there late.

  2. It's horrible when something like this happens. It isn't only the break-in itself which is so terrible, it's the knock-on effect.

  3. How awful. Does make you think twice about being there at dusk. I can easily spook myself in the evenings at the allotment but not in the early morning!

    Have you a dog you can take with you? Or a personal alarm?


  4. I know how you feel. We had a break in on our lotties months ago, before christmas and it really upset me (it wasn't even my shed or my field). We know who it was and it was one of our own so I was doubley upset. None of us stay down there after sun down and we all look out for each other, on our field anyway. 2 locks on the shed door and curtains over the window. I'd love it if the council would one day put up somee security lights but money is always a problem.. best wishes and don't let them ruin it for you x