Allotment holder get his plot back

NEAABE120327e1, Arthur Martin, allotments at Dovecote road Eastwood.

NEAABE120327e1, Arthur Martin, allotments at Dovecote road Eastwood.

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A COUNCIL backtracked on its decision to take a pensioner’s allotment off him after more than 100 people turned up to a public meeting to protest about at this week.

Furious residents filled the Dora Phillips Hall in Eastwood to support Arthur Martin who had his allotment taken off him by Eastwood Town Council for having a bad hip.

They shouted and jeered at councillors who called the meeting to discuss whether or not to give Mr Martin his allotment back, with one resident branding councillors ‘idiots’ and saying they should have had a ‘mental health check’ before they were elected.

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