Allotment waiting lists

Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council did not have the information requested.

Margaret Campbell

Dear Hammersmith & Fulham Borough Council,

As of January 2010, 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) 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

FOIRequests, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Dear Ms Campbell

REF: 2010/COR0001 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION - INFORMATION REQUEST

I acknowledge your request received on 04 January 2010

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Alison Ross-Dow
Senior Information Management Officer
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
Information Management Team/Finance & Corporate Services
2nd Floor, Hammersmith Town Hall Extension
King Street
London W6 9JU
DL: 020 8753 2455

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Director of Finance & Corporate Services: Jane West

Locke Marianne, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Dear Ms Campbell,

Your request for information regarding allotment sites in the borough has now been considered. There are two sites, both of which are leased to external trusts (Emlyn Gardens Estate Allotment Society and the Fulham Palace Meadows Allotment Association) who manage the allotments including allocation, waiting lists etc. Therefore, unfortunately we do not hold the information in your questions 1-4 although I can tell you that there are currently 450 plots at the Fulham Palace Meadows site and 90 plots at Emlyn Gardens..

Question 5 relates to the number of new allotment sites in the borough brought into use in 2009. I can confirm that no new allotment sites were brought into use but we now have a Community Garden in use in Normand Park (since summer 2008).

I apologise that your request cannot be met but if you have any further information needs in the future then please contact me.

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Yours sincerely,

Marianne Locke
Assistant Director Parks & Culture

Parks & Culture Division/Residents Services Department
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
Tel: 020 8753 2469 [mobile number]
Email: [email address]
Web: www.lbhf.gov.uk
Director of Residents Services: Lyn Carpenter