It was sunny this morning for the first time since July, so I went to the allotment to remove some of the weeds and leaves.
After about ten minutes, a member of the Committee, who I shall call Antonius, marched past. Antonius is a responsible and hard-working member of the Committee, but has a rather illiberal attitude to untidy plots.
He looked surprised to see me.
“Getting rid of the grass, are yer?” he demanded.
I thought about this for a moment.
“Yes, I suppose so.”
“You was gonna get a Notice,” he said, and walked off.
I was going to explain that I was not pulling up couch grass, but harvesting green manure, and the unraked leaves were a new-fangled organic weed-suppressant mulch. But he had gone away, to improve the pathways.
We are, in case you're concerned, unlikely to get a Notice. Before you get a Notice you need to have received a Letter, and we have not received a Letter.
It has started raining again.