Allotments and waiting lists

Margaret Campbell made this Freedom of Information request to Brighton and Hove City Council

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Brighton and Hove City Council,

As of January 2013, please could you tell me:

1) How many allotment sites are there in Brighton & Hove 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

Freedom Of Information, Brighton and Hove City Council

Thank you for your request for information and I confirm we shall respond no later than 1 February 2013.

Wendy Kassamani
Information Compliance Officer
Tel: 01273 296636

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Dear Wendy Kassamani,

On the 7th January I sent a request for information on allotments and waiting lists. By law, you should normally have responded promptly and by 4 February 2013.

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

Many thanks,

Margaret Campbell

Freedom Of Information, Brighton and Hove City Council

A response was sent to you on 8 January 2013. I will resend now.

Wendy Kassamani
Information Compliance Officer
Brighton & Hove City Council
Tel: 01273 296636

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Wendy Kassamani, Brighton and Hove City Council

Your response sent to you on 8 January 2013.

 

Wendy Kassamani

Information Compliance Officer

Brighton & Hove City Council

Tel: 01273 296636

 

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Clive Aspen left an annotation ()

Margaret Campbell,

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

3,051 plots.

I dont know if you are aware but Brighton and Hove Council are presently chopping in half every plot that becomes available for rent and renting it to two people. However they are not distinguishing between half plots and full plots in their figures. So the figure you have been given of 3051 plots is in fact a mixture of full plots and half plots. So this does not truly tell you how many plots they actually have. In the last few years of this happening you will see that the number of plots the council say they have has been increasing, but the have not infact opened any new sites or increased the amount of allotment land at all. They are merely chopping plots up which gives the impression that more plots are available, when in fact thats not the case.
If you wanted a 'real' figure' you would need to ask how many full plotys and how many half plots they have.
All the best,
Clive