Allotments and waiting lists

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

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Slough 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 Slough 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

FOI, Slough Borough Council

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Wolski Linda, Slough Borough Council

Dear Ms Campbell

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

 

Your freedom of information request has now been considered and an answer
is outlined below.

 

     1) How many allotment sites are there in Slough for which the

     Council has access to waiting list data? 11

    

     2) What is the total number of plots on these sites? 932

    

     3) What is the total number of people on waiting lists for these

     sites? 465

    

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

    

     5) How many new allotment sites on council land were brought into

     use in 2011 and 2012? Please give:

     a) number of new sites None

     b) names of new sites

     c) total area of new land in hectares

     d) total number of new plots

 

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Mr Leslie Jarrett left an annotation ()

Slough Borough Council could create more plots by compulsory purchase of the piece of land in Colnbrook which is a dumping ground called George Meadow and bring it back into working use as an Allotment. Also there are no allotments in the Borough on the Colnbrook side of the M4 something that should be dealt with

Brian Sanders left an annotation ()

Suggest next time you start to track how long people are having to wait for a plot.