The sound of breaking glass should be a thing of the past on vandal-hit Yorkshire allotments.
A kind-hearted firm stepped in and offered to replace shattered greenhouses and sheds with plastic sheeting that is damage proof.
Over the last few years the 34 plots at Berry Brow, in Huddersfield, have been regularly targeted by hooligans.
In the latest incident, yobs wrecked greenhouses and shed windows, causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage.
“They hit five greenhouses and three sheds,” said allotment secretary Peter Budd. “It was mindless vandalism. You can understand somebody stealing vegetables, but this was malicious. Two tenants gave up their plots because of it.”
Shattered panes will be replaced with polycarbonate sheet supplied free by local firm Chem Resist Group.
“It is robust stuff and a cheap alternative that should be vandal-proof,” said director Odelle Hewitt. “We will supply as much as needed.”
Three boys responsible for the vandalism, aged between 12 and 13, have now visited the plots with their fathers, accompanied by police, to apologise to gardeners.