Stop Eviction of Allotment Gardener
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Nottingham resident, Anke Wellhausen is facing eviction from her allotment garden at The Robin Hood Allotments Association in Carlton, Nottingham, without being given the standard warning procedure or a clear reason. Please sign the petition to support her in the campaign to stop her eviction. Ask Gedling Borough Council to intervene in the committee’s decision to evict Anke and give her a chance to tidy up her plot in 28 days as is the standard procedure on this site. Anke has been gardening for over 20 years and as a medical herbalist, has a good understanding of how to look after plants. The allotment committee have given ‘non-cultivation’ as the reason for the eviction, which is a standard phrase used by many committees. Despite sending a letter appealing the eviction and requesting a meeting with the committee, Anke has not been granted either, nor a more detailed reason for the eviction. Non-cultivation implies no plants are being grown and the ground is not being prepared for planting, both claims are wrong. Anke gardens environmentally friendly and uses the no-dig method. The committee have not been following their own rules. They have not let Anke become a committee member, have told her she was not allowed to bring strangers on site, have not followed their own appeals procedure and have generally tried to avoid communication. On one occasion Anke had to request to talk to the secretary five times just to ask some questions. Gedling Borough Council are currently investigating the case for unfair treatment and unfair eviction.
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