It is very important that tenants think before trying to drain of the excess water from their own plots, to ensure that their actions do not lead to a legal nuisance in houses on William Road (where gardens and patios are flooding very badly).
Recently there has been an incident in which someone who was not a plotholder, but who was acting on behalf of a householder, gained access to the allotments and attempted to dig a drainage ditch across several allotments to divert water away from the house.
Plotholders should be aware that people who are not tenants are only allowed on the site at the invitation of a tenant, and that anyone else who enters the site and attempts to interfere with plots is breaking the law. (It is normal to allow householders onto the site to maintain their own boundary fences, but for no other purpose.)
Ashford Borough Council has scheduled the installation of a proper drain which will take excess water away from the site. This work cannot be done until the ground is dry enough for machinery to work on it, so plotholders will have to wait till the clay has firmed up. Until then, please do not do anything which could cause problems later.