Author Topic: Exercise in lockdown. Can a. Hour or two at the Lottie be classed as daily exerc  (Read 539 times)

Tiny Clanger

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We are allowed exercise. Does a trip to the plot count?
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ACE

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Going to be awkward if you are driving there, I can cycle or walk and we have already worked out a plan. Mine is private but I bet some of the council owned ones will send out a note 'In the interests of safety bla, bla, bla and will padlock your site.

Vetivert

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Probably. It is at least two of the permitted activities - exercise and 'essential shopping' i.e. veg supply, probably a third in there if you could argue it is also 'essential travel'. Some people have allotments that have livestock that need care. I have some faith the police would enforce this with a bit of common sense. But after the population took the absolute piss over the weekend I'm not so sure what to think. Lovely weather for the next few days - people are probably going to continue to pioneer stupidity. Keep well  :wave:

plot22

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That was on my mind when I heard Boris last night. My allotment is 5 minute drive or half an hour walk away from my home. I have loads of stuff in the greenhouse at home which will not be ready to take to the allotment for a month or so but there is lots to do as I was hoping to put my onion net up tomorrow and gets the early potatoes in. I would look at it like the allotment gives me badly needed exercise and I am feeding my family at the same time. Fortunately last weekend I called at the allotment shop and bought all the compost and fertiliser that I needed for the season and the previous weekend my farmer friend delivered me the biggest load of manure that I have ever seen

markfield rover

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Iíve just had a look at Sean James Cameronís  (Horticultural Channel) twitter thingy and he does seem to have some up to date advice including defra etc.

ACE

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Good news Gove has just said allotments count as exercise as long as distance is kept

markfield rover

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Mr Gove has yes to going to the allotment but no to golf!

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It seems OK to:
Continue as normal.
Council allotments and parks should be open.
No socialising, no groups above 2.
Keep min 2 metres apart.
Gather food for the return journey(as purpose, not a picnic!)
If anybody stops you, scream!

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gray1720

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the previous weekend my farmer friend delivered me the biggest load of manure that I have ever seen

Now you are talking a load of s**t! :-)
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Paulh

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Gather food for the return journey(as purpose, not a picnic!)

If necessary, take a cabbage or some rhubarb with you to show on your way home!

(Bananas or pineapples might be seen as taking the proverbial!)