Allotments Data for Barnet Borough

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Michael Klimes

Dear Barnet Borough Council,

I would like to know:

1)How many allotments do you have in the borough now?

2)How much ground do these cover in acres?

3)What is your current waiting list for allotments ranging from the longest to the shortest applications?

4)How much money do you receive/make from allotments per year?

5)Please provide records for the last 5 years (if 5 years is not available, records for 3 years please) for all of these statistics.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Klimes

Barnet Borough Council

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Dear Mr Klimes

I acknowledge your request for information received on 25 OCtober 2010.

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London Borough of Barnet

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Calderbank, Sarah, Barnet Borough Council

Dear Mr. Klimes,
I acknowledge your request for information received on 25th October 2010.
Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days (22nd November
2010) as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the
information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

If appropriate, the information may be provided in paper copy, normal font
size. If you require alternative formats, e.g. language, audio, large
print, etc. then please let me know.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an
assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the
information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the
case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then
they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to
release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information. This will be considered
and you will be informed if a fee is payable.
Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter should
be sent to
Mr C Sunderland, Environment and Operations, London Borough of Barnet,
North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP.

Regards

Sarah Calderbank
Environment and Operations
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
Tel: 020 8359 5646
Barnet Online: [1]www.barnet.gov.uk

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Calderbank, Sarah, Barnet Borough Council

Dear Mr. Klimes,
I am writing in respect of your enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Please find the information you requested enclosed. If you have any
queries concerning the information please contact me at the supplied
address.

1)How many allotments do you have in the borough now?
There are 45 allotment sites in the London Borough of Barnet

2)How much ground do these cover in acres?
The sites over approximately 228 acres of ground.
3)What is your current waiting list for allotments ranging from the
longest to the shortest applications?
Each allotment secretary keeps their own waiting list for their site.
However, it is estimated that the shortest waiting time is 3 months, and
the longest is up to 10 years. You may find the Barnet Federation website
useful: [1]www.barentallotments.org.uk Here you can find details of each
allotment site, and the estimated waiting lists that they hold.

4)How much money do you receive/make from allotments per year?
Please see the table below for details of the income and expenditure
related to allotments.
YEAR INCOME EXPENDITURE Subsidy/Loss
2005 £66,160 £86,743.84 -£20,583.84
2006 £71,656 £86,103.09 -£14,447.09
2007 £64,981 £140,472.07 -£75,491.07
2008 £76,449 £70,606.53 £5,842.47
2009 £83,626 £79,943.45 £3,682.55
If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review by writing to the FOI Officer at: The
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London, N11 1NP ([2]email [Barnet Borough Council request email]).

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at: The
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF (telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45; website:
[3]www.ico.gov.uk).

There is no charge for making an appeal.
Yours Sincerely

Sarah Calderbank
Environment and Operations
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
Tel: 020 8359 5646
Barnet Online: [4]www.barnet.gov.uk

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Michael Klimes

Dear Calderbank, Sarah,

Thank you very much for this swift reply!

Yours sincerely,

Michael Klimes

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