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    FROSTYFRECKLE is offline Cropper
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    Does Snowdrop know anyone at Henlow that could start asking around to see if someone has an empty garden shed (well anywhere you can store your gardening stuff)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FROSTYFRECKLE View Post
    Does Snowdrop know anyone at Henlow that could start asking around to see if someone has an empty garden shed (well anywhere you can store your gardening stuff)?
    They've aircraft hangars there you know!

    I'd offer to look after some bits for ya gal, but I've just cleared my shed out and bought a new one to store the stuff I couldn't store before. Plus, I've nowhere to store stuff on the plot, and I'm not there often enough to be comfortable looking after bits for someone - they'd probably die knowing me.
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    Pisk

    Unless things have changed dramatically since my day, which wasnt all that long ago, you have the right to refuse a quarter for personal reasons.
    Its not an ideal start in a new area 'tis true, but if you really want a garden and if there are quarters there 'with' gardens then speak to Snowdrop and tell him to tell the families officer in your new home to be that you dont want the offered quarter, and you will wait for one with a garden.

    If none of them have gardens then clearly option A, Sulk, is in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeyWayne View Post
    They've aircraft hangars there you know!
    Mind you, I think that Her Maj might want to keep aircraft stuff in there, rather than Pisk's string/pots/compo/spade/growmore etc etc

    If your new accomodation is garden-less, is there any 'spare' bits of land on site? You're not telling me that there is not a corner somewhere that couldn't be made available for growing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazel at the Hill View Post
    Mind you, I think that Her Maj might want to keep aircraft stuff in there, rather than Pisk's string/pots/compo/spade/growmore etc etc

    If your new accomodation is garden-less, is there any 'spare' bits of land on site? You're not telling me that there is not a corner somewhere that couldn't be made available for growing.
    Equally Her Maj, may have the land earmarked for training porpoises!
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    Hey Piskie,
    Hadn't heard you'd been posted.
    Bobs right, get the welfare officer involved, tell em that gardening is the only way you kept sane while snowdrop was in Afghanistan.
    Can you get in touch with the HIVE? They can be incredibly helpful and might be able to get your name down for a plot.
    I'm really sorry for you cause I know how hard you've work, but chin up chuck, everything happens for a reason.

    Here you go, HIVE details...
    Community Centre, RAF Henlow
    Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 0900 – 1500hrs
    Information Officer:
    Tel: 01462 851515 Ext 7964
    E-mail: henlow@hivegb.co.uk
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    I did wonder f they give accommodation with gardens mainly to peeps with kids????..just a thought....and that they automatically gave you one without a garden because you are a couple.
    Oh- and where are the kitties going to play????

    The welfare officer sounds a brilliant idea!
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    What crackers you are - keeping me sane and smiling

    Welfare Officers aren't what they used to be, they don't have the 'power' over the Housing bods anymore. They (MOD) sold off the housing contract to the Housing Agency (no idea what they are called today cos they change often!) and then the MOD re-lease the houses back from them but don't have any say over how things are run.

    It isn't a case of NO garden - just tiny garden, which is why I feel bad for sulking, but am still doing so

    Thanks for the Lottie site Crosby, I have emailed the Clerk to the Parish earlier this morning. I have everything crossed that he will come good (but I've heard there are country-wide waiting lists ) and I get a lottie and all with be (almost) well.

    Re the Hangars Wayne - Snowdrop has earmarked the only one that hasn't been sold off (!!) for the Harley until we get a garage, if ever we do
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