Waiting lists for allotments

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

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Blackpool 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 Blackpool 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

Customer First, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Ms Campbell,

Thank you for your email dated... 1st january 2011

So that we can deal with your enquiry, your email has been sent to our
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Amanda Jones, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Ms Campbell


I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the
information you requested on 1st January 2011.

The answers to your enquiry are as follows:

1. Number of sites that the Council has access to waiting list data?
Answer - eight (8).

2. Total number of plots on these sites?
Answer - three hundred and seventy (370).

3. Total number of people on the waiting list?
Answer - two hundred and fifty six (256).

4. Are any sites closed to further applications?
Answer - none.

5. Number of allotment sites brought into use?
Answer - none.

If you have a complaint about the handling of your request you may ask for
an internal review and you should submit this in writing to: Council
Complaint, Blackpool Council, PO Box 50, Town Hall, Blackpool, FY1 1NA.

If you are not happy with the outcome of the review, you have the right to
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. You can
contact the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF,

If you have any queries about this letter you can contact me, or write to:
FOI, Town Hall, Blackpool, FY1 1NA, or email us at
[Blackpool Borough Council request email]. Please remember to quote your reference
number when you contact us.

Yours sincerely

Amanda Jones
Administration and Quality Manager, Blackpool Services Blackpool Council,
Progress House, Clifton Road, Blackpool. FY4 4US

T: 01253 478479 E: [email address]

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Amanda Jones,

Thank you for such a prompt response.

Yours sincerely,

Margaret Campbell