Brit Woman Faces Losing Plot For Growing Flowers, Not Veggies!

by VR Sreeraman on  July 1, 2009 at 10:20 AM Lifestyle News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
 Brit Woman Faces Losing Plot For Growing Flowers, Not Veggies!
An 89-year-old British woman faces losing allotment for growing flowers instead of vegetables.
Advertisement

Edith Avery, of Cefn Road, Rogerstone, near Newport, south Wales, was informed that her plot of 30 years would be cleared due to her failure to comply with the Rogerstone Community Council regulations.

Advertisement
"They said there should be veg on there and I did have veg for years and years, but I'm 89 now and I don't find it easy so it's gradually gone over to shrubs and flowers," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

"It's quite well tended, it's not neglected, but they said they've got a list of people who want allotments.

There are so many that are unattended and overgrown, but it seems they want this one," she added.

Newport West MP Paul Flynn, who is fighting widow Edith's case, said: "Her offense is that she is growing flowers. There are many neglected overgrown allotments nearby that cry out for the councilors' attention. I have appealed to the council to show a little common sense and flexibility.

Destroying her work of 30 years would be a cruel and heartless act."

Source: ANI
SRM
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Nervous Tic 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive