Allotment holders losing the plot over rainfall and flooding

The Percy Estate allotments in Warwick have been badly hit by flooding and plot holders are hoping for a reduction in rent from Warwick Town Council.
Pics of Syliva Murray (representative for plot holders) who will show you the flooded plots.
MHLC-02-01-12 Flooded allotments Jan07

The Percy Estate allotments in Warwick have been badly hit by flooding and plot holders are hoping for a reduction in rent from Warwick Town Council. Pics of Syliva Murray (representative for plot holders) who will show you the flooded plots. MHLC-02-01-12 Flooded allotments Jan07

ALLOTMENT holders in Warwick are seeking compensation from their landlord after the recent bad weather has flooded their plots and destroyed their crops.

Half of the 86 plots at the allotments on the Percy Estate, which are owned by Warwick Town Council, have been affected by days of heavy rain and flooding at the nearby River Avon with one third of them being completely saturated and submerged.

The Percy Estate allotments in Warwick have been badly hit by flooding and plot holders are hoping for a reduction in rent from Warwick Town Council.
Plot holder Peter Wilson and his five year old granddaughter Kimy Burton walk through the devestation.
MHLC-02-01-12 Flooded allotments Jan07

The Percy Estate allotments in Warwick have been badly hit by flooding and plot holders are hoping for a reduction in rent from Warwick Town Council. Plot holder Peter Wilson and his five year old granddaughter Kimy Burton walk through the devestation. MHLC-02-01-12 Flooded allotments Jan07

Sylvia Murray, who represents plot holders at the site, said this was the worst flooding there for ten years and has contacted the council to see if it can offer any reduction to rent to cover loss of crops and make up for loss of access to their patches of land.

 

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