I am being personally harassed on the allotment by the warden who was given the job as no one else put themselves forward for the post last year when my friend gave it up.
I have know this man as a previous neighbour for twenty odd years ! I always knew he had an attitude and was a nosy Parker and a potential trouble maker. Sadly since taking on this voluntary post of warden the job has gone to his head and he is like the Gestapo ! Talk about a jobs worth !
He paroles the allotment at least three times a day (I'm told more by people who are up there longer than me) waiting to pounce on anything he can see, just so he can ' Have a word' that's how he describes it ! He mainly picks on us female plot holders ! So clearly a coward! Unfortunately for him he didn't count on me ! Never being one to take things without a fight we are now in a very personal situation! He is making my life after five peaceful years on my plot unbearable.
I have written two letters to the council, both unanswered and he's now gloating that nothing was said to him! Another female has also written to the council as he was rude and offensive to her too.
He has gone too far now by almost threatening in a blackmail way by holding up his mobile phone to me and saying he has a photo of me dumping rubbish from my plot over the wire fence of the wasteland (which is already full of natural composting materials as it got trees and growth there)
The truth is I was throwing a bucket of fowl smelling water and weeds and slugs that I couldn't put in my car to take to the tip or leave on the plot. All fully compostable but nowhere to put it.
I have been advised to go to the police if the council don't do anything about it. I have called his bluff and told the council in a letter about the photo as he said in a very threatening manner that if he has to have words with me again he will send the photo to the council and accuse me of fly tipping and in his words I will be off my plot in seconds ! Is that blackmail ? Is the taking of photos on the plot without permission Legal ?
This is now a personal case of harassment !
I would love your opinions and advise please !
Sorry this isn't the normal cheerful post but I'm sure someone out there may have similar problems with a silly little warden.