Allotments and waiting lists

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

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Worthing 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 Worthing 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

Worthing Borough Council

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Dear Worthing Borough Council,

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

Worthing Borough Council

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Sent request to Worthing Borough Council again, using a new contact address.

Information.officer, Worthing Borough Council

Dear Ms Campbell,

I refer to the e-mail below, which appears to be a duplicate request.

I have acknowledged your original request for Worthing Borough Council and assigned a reference to it of FOI13/052. This was an e-mail that you sent at 07.25am on 21 February 2013.

I will answer your original request in 20 working days as per my earlier acknowledgement. If you have not received the acknowledgement, please contact me and let me know.

I trust this has been of assistance to you.

Yours sincerely

Michaela Sauerteig – Information Co-ordinator Corporate and Cultural Services | Adur and Worthing Councils
Location: Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1HA DX 142960 Worthing 10
Internal: 1113 | External: 01903 221113 | E-mail: [Worthing Borough Council request email]
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Dear Michaela Sauerteig,

Thank you for the response. Just to clarify, please would you send the responses to my requests (to both Worthing and Adur Councils) via the WhatDoTheyKnow website system - there's no need to send it via my personal email address.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Margaret Campbell

Information.officer, Worthing Borough Council

Dear Madam,

 

Re: Your Request for Information from Worthing Borough Council

 

I refer to your e-mail of 11 February 2013 asking for:

 

 

     “As of January 2013, please could you tell me:

    

     1) How many allotment sites are there in Worthing 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

 

The answers are as follows:

 

1)    There are 8 sites

2)    There are 1025 sites in total

3)    718

4)    No

5)    None  5a) not applicable 5b) not applicable 5c) not applicable 5d)
not applicable

 

 

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I trust this answers your questions.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

Michaela Sauerteig – Information Co-ordinator Corporate and Cultural
Services | Adur and Worthing Councils

Location: Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1HA DX 142960 Worthing 10

Internal: 1113 | External: 01903 221113 | E-mail:
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