Dear Sir or Madam,
Allotment waiting lists
As of January 2009, please could you tell me:
1) How many allotment sites are there in the Council area for which the council has access to waiting list data?
2) In total, how many plots are on these sites ?
3) In total, how many people are on these waiting lists for an allotment?
4) Are any of these waiting lists closed to further applications?
5) How many sites are there in total in the Council area?
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Neil J Masson
Dear Neil Masson,
On the 30th January I submitted a request for information. Under the Freedom of Information Act you should have replied by now, and are breaking the law.
I would be grateful for an early response to this.
Many apologies for not responding sooner. I can confirm that Alnwick District Council does not manage any allotments. We have some garden land but nothing that we class as allotments.
If it helps I understand that in this area Alnwick Town Council, the Alnwick Freemen and Northumberland Estates may all manage allotments.
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