Tenants of Brigg’s Redcombe Lane allotments have been reminded of the restrictions within their allotment agreement and advised works should not take place on allotments that are not expressly authorised within that agreement.
The directive was discussed at the monthly meeting of the Brigg Town Council Property and Services Committee and followed the cutting back of a cherry tree on one of the plots in the autumn, witnessed by Town Clerk Jeanette Woollard.
The tenant had not been aware permission was needed before taking action.
The tree had been considered to be unsafe following rotting.
Committee members heard the clerk report the tenant had felt he was doing a favour to all the other tenants at the popular site by chopping the tree back.
The clerk advised she had previously arranged for the cherry tree to be inspected and the North Lincolnshire Council Tree Officer had ruled it to be sound with no remedial works required.
Work on cutting back of the tree had been observed when the clerk arrived for her routine inspection visit - the tree remains in situ.
Remedial works are being undertaken though on Poplar Trees within the site as part of routine maintenance.
At the neighbouring Grammar School Road allotments, several tenancies have been terminated by the town council after routine inspection.
Despite a letter from the clerk reminding tenants their plots must be prepared for winter, several plots remained unworked.
As a result, especially with a waiting list, the existing tenants have been evicted and the plots relet.