Allotments and waiting lists

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

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Rushmoor Borough Council,

Please would you acknowledge this request.

As of January 2013, please could you tell me:

1) How many allotment sites are there in Rushmoor 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

Margaret Campbell

Dear Rushmoor Borough Council,

Please would you confirm that you received my request of 7th January for information on allotments and waiting lists.

Many thanks,

Margaret Campbell

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Response from Rushmoor via personal email:

4th February 2013
Margaret Campbell

Dear Margaret

Re: Freedom of Information request – allotment data

Thank you for your enquiry under the freedom of information request regarding information on Rushmoor waiting lists.

Your enquiry has been allocated reference number 2022.

Please find below, a copy of your questions and the answers you have requested information on -

As of January 2013, please could you tell me:

1. How many allotment sites are there in Rushmoor for which
Rushmoor Borough Council has access to waiting list data?
There are 11 Council owned sites in total; nine in Farnborough and two in
Aldershot.

2. What is the total number of plots on these sites?
Alexandra Road – 4
Calvert Close – 2
Birchett Road – 17
Cherrywood Road – 40
Ratcliffe Road – 4
Cove Green – 69
Hazel Avenue – 37
Horn Road – 72
Oak Court – 7
Park Road – 83
Prospect Road - 39

3. What is the total number of people on waiting lists for these
sites?
395 people waiting in total for any site that becomes available

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

5) How many new council allotment sites were brought into use in
2011 and 2012? Please give:
a) number of new sites - Zero
b) names of new sites – N/A
c) total area of new land in hectares – N/A
d) total number of new plots – New plots are created on existing sites as a result of tenants either relinquishing full 10 rod plots that have been split in to 2 x 5 rods or from current tenants relinquishing half of their 10 rod plot.

If you require further information regarding Council owned allotments in Rushmoor, please see our website – www.rushmoor.gov.uk/allotments

I hope that this answers your question satisfactorily, but if you are unhappy with the reply you have received, I attach a link to the Council’s Complaints Procedure, which is the means by which you may request the Council to review it.

http://eforms.rushmoor.gov.uk/AF3/an/def...

Alternatively, a printed copy of the Comments and Complaints Leaflet is available if you wish.

If, following a review you are still dissatisfied, you can ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the legislation. The address is:

FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution
Information Commissioner’s Office
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Tel: 01625 545 745
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An online complaints form is available on the ICO website at www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Laura Somers
Community Development