Allotments and waiting lists

Margaret Campbell made this Freedom of Information request to Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Wigan Metropolitan 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 Wigan 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

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

 

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Dear Madam

I am emailing to confirm the receipt of your recent FOI request to Wigan
Council.

We will respond as soon as possible and in any case no later than 5th
February 2013, which is 20 working days after the receipt of your request.

If you have any comments or questions in the meantime, please direct them
to [Wigan Council request email], or at Wigan Council, Town Hall, Library
Street, Wigan WN1 1YN.

Your contact is Sharon Crippin.

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Dear Sharon Crippin,

On the 8th January I sent a request for information on allotments and waiting lists. By law, you should normally have responded promptly and by 5 February 2013.

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

Many thanks,

Margaret Campbell

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Madam,

I am writing to respond to your freedom of information request. This
request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request and our response in blue is detailed below.

1) How many allotment sites are there in Wigan for which the Council has
access to waiting list data? 

12 statutory sites and 36 non statutory sites 

2) What is the total number of plots on these sites?   252  on statutory
sites and 238 on non statutory sites 

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

sites?  809  for all sites 

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  - one 

b) names of new sites  - Worsely Hall Community allotments 

c) total area of new land in hectares  -  0.27

d) total number of new plots  - 14 and a community allotment

Note: There is  also a community managed statutory allotment site in
Tyldesley which has circa. 144 plots on it. As this site is not managed by
the Council it is not included in the figures above.  

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I apologise for the delay in responding to this request, this is due to
the high volume of requests that are currently being received.

Yours faithfully,

 

Rita Wood
Legal Practice Officer
Wigan Council
Resources Directorate - Legal and Risk
Town Hall,  Library Street, Wigan WN1 1YN
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