Allotment waiting lists

Margaret Campbell made this Freedom of Information request to Boston Borough Council

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Boston Borough Council,

As of January 2010, please could you tell me:

1) How many allotment sites are there in Boston for which Boston Borough Council has access to waiting list data?

2) What is the total number of plots on these sites?

3) What is the total number of people on waiting lists for these sites?

4) Are any of these waiting lists closed to further applications?

5) How many new council allotment sites were brought into use in 2009? Please give:
a) number of new sites
b) names of new sites
c) total area of new land in hectares
d) total number of new plots

Yours faithfully,

Margaret Campbell

Margaret Campbell

Dear Boston Borough Council,

I wrote to BBC on the 1st January requesting data on allotment waiting lists (see below). I haven't yet had a respose to this, even though by law, the authority should normally have responded promptly and by 1 February 2010. I would be very grateful if you could follow this up.

My request was as follows:
"1) How many allotment sites are there in the council area for which the Council has access to waiting list data?

2) What is the total number of plots on these sites?

3) What is the total number of people on waiting lists for these sites?

4) Are any of these waiting lists closed to further applications?

5) How many new council allotment sites were brought into use in 2009? Please give:
a) number of new sites
b) names of new sites
c) total area of new land in hectares
d) total number of new plots"

Many thanks,

Margaret Campbell

FOI, Boston Borough Council

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Good Afternoon

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 8 February 2010.

You have told me that you have previously sent an e-mail on 1 January
2010 requesting this information but have yet to receive a response. I
have checked our email accounts and I am sorry to tell you that I cannot
find any record of your original request being received. In light of
this, I will try and respond to this request as soon as possible but by
4 March 2010 at the latest.

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FOI, Boston Borough Council

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Good Morning

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information Request. Please find below the response to your request: -

1) How many allotment sites are there in the council area for
which the Council has access to waiting list data? 6

2) What is the total number of plots on these sites? 312

3) What is the total number of people on waiting lists for these
sites? 85

4) Are any of these waiting lists closed to further applications? No

5) How many new council allotment sites were brought into use in
2009? Please give:
a) number of new sites 1) How many allotment sites are there in the council area for
which the Council has access to waiting list data?

2) What is the total number of plots on these sites?

3) What is the total number of people on waiting lists for these
sites?

4) Are any of these waiting lists closed to further applications?

5) How many new council allotment sites were brought into use in
2009? Please give:
a) number of new sites 1) How many allotment sites are there in the council area for
which the Council has access to waiting list data?

2) What is the total number of plots on these sites?

3) What is the total number of people on waiting lists for these
sites?

4) Are any of these waiting lists closed to further applications?

5) How many new council allotment sites were brought into use in
2009? Please give:
a) number of new sites 1
b) names of new sites Wyberton Low Road (Cuckoo Land)
c) total area of new land in hectares 4.25
d) total number of new plots" 56

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Yours sincerely

Mrs Kelly Clarke
Customer Relations Manager
(responsible for FOI)
Boston Borough Council

Tel 01205 314430