Waiting lists for allotments

Margaret Campbell made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Barking & Dagenham Borough Council,

Please would you acknowledge this request.

As of January 2011, please could you tell me:

1) How many allotment sites are there in Barking & Dagenham 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 council allotment sites were brought into use in 2010? 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

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Dear Margaret Campbell

Thank you for your e-mail received 06 January 2011 requesting information regarding waiting lists for allotments .

Michael Fenn in Adult and community Services will arrange for the information to be provided to you no later than 01/02/2011.

Whilst it is the Council's policy to provide information wherever possible, I need to advise you that there are a number of exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. These may prevent me from releasing all or some of the information you have asked for. You will, however be informed if this is the case and why.

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Remi Ahmed
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Barking and Dagenham Direct
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Fenn Michael, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear Margaret Campbell

Request for information LBBD:51251

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
is below;

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

14 operational allotments

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

477 plots and 35 raised planters

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

337 persons on waiting lists

4) Are any of these waiting lists closed to further
applications?

No

5) How many new council allotment sites were brought into use
in 2010? Please give:

a) Number of new sites:

Two but they are not yet fully operational yet

b) Names of new sites:

Linkway and Groveway

c) Total area of new land in hectares

Approximately 60 hectometres

d) Total number of new plots:

It is estimated that we should create 74 new plots but due to
the shape of the area this could be more or less

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Yours sincerely

Michael Fenn | Senior Information Officer

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | Room B34 Civic Centre | Dagenham
| RM10 7BY

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Michael Fenn,

Thank you for such a helpful and prompt reply.

However, the area of new provision you've given is 60 square hectometres, which is about 150 acres. I would be grateful if this could be checked.

Many thanks,

Margaret Campbell

Fenn Michael, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear Margaret Campbell

I am sorry, we have rechecked the area of the site I gave you the information for and it is 6000 sq mts, which translates to 0.6 hectares sorry for the confusion.

Yours sincerely

Michael Fenn | Senior Information Officer

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | Room B34 Civic Centre | Dagenham | RM10 7BY

Phone: 020 8227 2619 | Fax: 020 8227 2324

Email: [email address] | www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Fenn Michael,

Many thanks.

Margaret

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