I did a tour of the area today with our Warden Linda and we came across 4 rats on a property bordering the allotments. We can’t blame the residents for this, they are coming from the household rubbish being dumped all over the allotments. Sorry for the not so nice pictures, but its an evidence trail. Also note the amount of household rubbish dumped close to where the rats were found.
I have been told by many people that the allotments are attracting rats, this is conclusive evidence.
All the best