In my first week, I’ve met eveyone who introduced themselves, been given nearly 100sqm of tarpaulin to cover it (kill the grasses), given 3 raised beds to get going, given loads of plants to plant in first beds, lent oil drums, tools, and no-one would accept a penny.
Everyone is thoroughly pleasant. What a lovely existence!
alternativley, someon started planting/ diggin on our plot, our poly tunnel was burnt down and my wife was reguarly threatened by the guy who used to have our plot (but never paid). The heroin users thanked me for the sharps bin though.