The BBC interviewed me on my allotment on Thursday in my role as a local councillor. Gateshead Council wants to put up rents for council owned allotments by up to 230%. I am helping allotment holders who are fighting the proposals. You can see the article on allotments on the following link. It is 50 minutes into the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01r80cy/Sunday_Politics_North_East_and_Cumbria_17_03_2013/.
As you will see, my hens, ducks and bees are the real stars.