Please can you ensure that gates are always locked when entering and exiting the allotments. We have recently had a couple of instances when fruit has been removed from allotments and locking the gates will help prevent this sort of theft.

If you have a friend/neighbour visiting the site to water and pick produce whilst you are on holiday please can you also ensure that they lock the gates and are aware that they are only to take produce and flowers from your allotment not other peoples.