Allotment waiting lists

Margaret Campbell made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Barking & Dagenham Borough Council,

As of January 2010, please could you tell me:

1) How many allotment sites are there in Barking & Dagenham for which Barking & Dagenham 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

Clist Julie, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear Ms Campbell

Thank you for your e-mail received 04 January 2010 requesting information regarding allotments.

Michael Fenn will arrange for the information to be provided to you no later than 25 January 2010.

Whilst it is the Council's policy to provide information wherever possible, I need to advise you that there are a number of exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. These may prevent me from releasing all or some of the information you have asked for. You will, however be informed if this is the case and why.

Yours sincerely

Julie Clist
Business Support Officer
Corporate Complaints & FOI Team
London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
Room 104 Town Hall
1 Town Square
Barking
IG11 7HE
020 8227 2875

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Fenn Michael, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear Margaret Campbell

Request for information LBBD:42625

Your request for information about has now been considered and the
information is below;

1. How many allotment sites are there in Barking & Dagenham for which
Barking & Dagenham Borough Council has access to waiting list data?

There are 13 allotment sites open. We do not have immediate access waiting
lists i.e. names and addresses these are kept by the individual
societies, however this could be obtained from the societies if required,
any requests received from individuals are passed on to the relevant
society.

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

477 plots and 35 raised planters at various sites

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

There are currently 240 people on waiting lists

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:

There were no new allotments sites brought into use in 2009

a. Number of new sites N/A

b. Names of new sites N/A

c. Total area of new land in hectares N/A

d. Total number of new plots N/A

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Michael Fenn | Senior Information Officer

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | Room B16 Civic Centre | Dagenham
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Margaret Campbell

Dear Fenn Michael,

Thank you for such a prompt response.

Best wishes,

Margaret Campbell