Allotments and waiting lists

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

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Waiting for an internal review by Hackney Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Margaret Campbell

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

As of January 2013, please could you tell me:

1) How many allotment sites are there in Hackney 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 allotment sites on council land were brought into use in 2011 and 2012? 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

Information Management, Hackney Borough Council

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Dear Information Management,

On the 7th January I sent a request for information on allotments and waiting lists. By law, you should normally have responded promptly and by 4 February 2013.

I'd be grateful if you could follow this up.

Many thanks,

Margaret Campbell

Margaret Campbell

Dear Information Management,

I'm writing to request an internal review of your handling of my request for data on allotments and waiting lists.

I submitted the request on the 7th of January and have had no response apart from what looks like an automated confirmation of receipt of the request.

Yours sincerely,

Margaret Campbell

Charlie left an annotation ()

Margaret, in my recent experience Hackney are regularly failing to respond to requests until you complain to the ICO. I'd encourage you to do so. With enough complaints the ICO will eventually take enforcement action.
Your work on the allotments waiting lists is extremely useful!

J Thornton left an annotation ()

Hi Margaret,

What a great request. Sadly, I agree with Charlie, please put in a complaint to the ICO.

I hear the Communications Dept at Hackney Council is in total disarray so you might try writing to a local councillor: to see if she can help too.

Good luck!