Dear Manchester City Council,
Please would you acknowledge this request.
As of January 2013, please could you tell me:
1) How many allotment sites are there in Manchester 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
Dear Ms Campbell
Re: Request for Information - Reference No: NBH/93SDBV
Thank you for your request for information which was received by Manchester
City Council on 07 January 2013.
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Dear Ms Campbell
Freedom of Information request - Ref: 27CCS NBH/93SDBV
Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 07 January 2013. The Council has considered the
information requested and as the subject matter is allotments, the Council
is satisfied that it falls within the broad definition of “environmental
information” in the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). The
Council has therefore considered your request for information under the
provisions of the EIR. Please accept my apologies for the delay.
I set out below your request for information and the Council’s response:
How many allotment sites are there in Manchester for which the Council has
access to waiting list data?
The Council has access to 7 waiting lists in Manchester. The Council does
not hold the information for the 35 allotments that are managed by the
Association of Manchester Allotment Societies.
What is the total number of plots on these sites?
The total number of plots on the 7 allotments is 84.
What is the total number of people on waiting lists for these sites?
The waiting list for the 7 allotments currently stands at 66
Are any of these waiting lists closed to further applications?
How many new allotment sites on council land were brought into use in 2011
and 2012? Please give:
a) number of new sites - 0
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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