Allotment waiting lists

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Dear council,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to request the following information.

Please can you provide a breakdown of the following for each of the past five financial years for the council area.

• How many allotment plots does the council own/rent
• A list of all the allotment sites in the council area
• How many people are registered as allotment holders in the council area
• How many people have been on the waiting list for an allotment for each of the past five years
• The length of time that each person on the list over the 2018/19 financial year has been waiting for an allotment

If you have any queries about my request, please contact me by e-mail [email address] or by phone 01224 343426.

Yours faithfully,

Ewan Cameron

InformationGovernance, Angus Council

Dear Mr Cameron

Thank you for your information request dated 11 December 2019 (received by Angus Council that same day).

If we are unable to provide you with a response within 20 working days, we will advise you of this in writing.

Please refer to the information below which explains your right to complain if you are unhappy with how the Council is dealing with your request.

If you have any queries, please ask for me on 01307 491752 or email [Angus Council request email]

Yours sincerely
Brenda Angus

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Brenda Angus | Business Support Assistant | HR, Digital Enablement, IT & Business Support| Angus Council | Angus House | Orchardbank Business Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | Tel: 01307 491752 |DX 530678 FORFAR|Email: [email address] ; [Angus Council request email]

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004
INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

Your Right to Request a Review by the Council

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments, you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your request to the Director of Legal & Democratic Services, Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or e-mail [Angus Council request email] within 40 working days.

Your request must:
be in writing (or recordable format);
give your name and address for correspondence;
give details of the information which you originally requested from the council; and
give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which your application for information has been dealt with.

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s review panel. The review panel will write to you informing you of its decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

Your Right to Appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:
be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);
give your name and address for correspondence.
give details of the request for information which you originally requested from the council;
give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response to your original request;
give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the council's review panel.

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date that the review panel should have responded). No such time limit applies under the 2009 Regulations.

Appeals to the Commissioner can be lodged online through the following hyperlink:
http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR... or by contacting:

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611; Email - [email address]

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HendersonD, Angus Council

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Dear Mr Cameron

 

Information on allotments within Angus Council is available from the
Council's website:

 [1]https://www.angus.gov.uk/leisure_sport_a...
 

 

The website does need to be reviewed and I have attached a spreadsheet
identifying the allotment sites which are contained in our database as
currently owned by the Council.  Please note that Hillend Road, Arbroath
and Barry Road, Monifieth are not listed as Council owned sites on our
database although they appear under Council allotments on the website.

 

Allotments either leased out to associations or are operated by Angus
Council are contained on the attached spreadsheet.  The only council
operated allotment is at Rutland Crescent, Montrose doesn't have any
vacant plots.  The waiting list is closed for new applicant however there
are currently 5 people on the list although we don't hold data on waiting
times for plots.

 

As the other allotments are not operated by the Council for further
information please contact the operators as detailed on the Council
website.

 

In compiling responses to information requests we invariably use
information which is routinely published on the Council’s website or
through its Publication Scheme.  If you require further information please
first check that the information you want is not routinely published as
any such information is exempt from release in terms of Section 25 of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 or Regulation 6(1)(b) of the
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

Please note that the information contained in this reply is believed to be
accurate as at today’s date (unless otherwise indicated) but no warranty
is given.  Further, Angus Council does not accept liability for any loss,
injury or damage which arises from the use of the information contained in
this reply either by you or by any other party.  Please refer to the
information set out in the Appendix which explains your right to complain
if you are unhappy with how the Council has dealt with your request.

 

If you have any other queries, please contact me using the details below.

 

Regards

 

Douglas Henderson |  Manager Property Asset| Angus Council |
Infrastructure | Assets|01307 49 2057 | [2][email address] |
[3]www.angus.gov.uk

 

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

Your Right to Request a Review by the Council

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with
your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments,
you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions
regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your
request to the Service Leader – Legal and Democratic, Place, Angus
Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or e-mail
[8][Angus Council request email] within 40 working days.

Your request must:

o be in writing (or recordable format);
o give your name and address for correspondence;
o give details of the information which you originally requested from
the council;  and
o give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which your
application for information has been dealt with.

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s
review panel.  The review panel will write to you informing you of its
decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for
a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its
reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

Your Right to Appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or
where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the
right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council
in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:

o be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);
o give your name and address for correspondence.
o give details of the request for information which you originally
requested from the council;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response
to your original request;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the
council's review panel.

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the
decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date
that the review panel should have responded).  No such time limit applies
under the 2009 Regulations. 

Appeals to the Commissioner can be lodged online through the following
hyperlink:

[9]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR...
or by contacting:

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611;
Email - [10][email address]

 

 

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