Waiting lists for allotments

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Margaret Campbell

Dear East Dunbartonshire Council,

Please would you acknowledge this request.

As of January 2011, please could you tell me:

1) How many allotment sites are there in East Dunbartonshire 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

6) What is the current annual rent for an allotment?

7) If concessions rates are available for O.A.P.s and/or unwaged people please give details

8) Does the Council plan to increase the number of allotments?

9) Is it the policy of the Council to advertise or promote allotments? If so please give details.

Many thanks,

Margaret Campbell

East Dunbartonshire Council

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East Dunbartonshire Council

Dear Ms Campbell,

Thank you for your information request dated the 3rd of January 2011,
below. In response to your enquiry I am able to confirm that at present
East Dunbartonshire Council does not maintain any allotments in the Local
Authority area and does not have access to the waiting list of any sites.

In response to Question 8, I can confirm that the Council is working to
develop a site in late 2011/ 12 although this is subject to available
funding.

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Waiting lists for allotments





Dear East Dunbartonshire Council,

Please would you acknowledge this request.

As of January 2011, please could you tell me:

1) How many allotment sites are there in East Dunbartonshire 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

6) What is the current annual rent for an allotment?

7) If concessions rates are available for O.A.P.s and/or unwaged
people please give details

8) Does the Council plan to increase the number of allotments?

9) Is it the policy of the Council to advertise or promote
allotments? If so please give details.

Many thanks,

Margaret Campbell

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Margaret Campbell

Dear Stephen Armstrong,

Many thanks for such a prompt response.

Yours sincerely,

Margaret Campbell

East Dunbartonshire Council

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578 8057.

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Sue Bond left an annotation ()

Margaret I didn't know this existed. I have contacted the council on and off for about 4/5 years over this issue. I think East Dunbartonshire should be ashamed that it is one of the few councils in Scotland to have no allotments. They told me years ago they have land in Kirkie.but as far as I know nothing has been done with it . I live in Milngavie and want a sml plot here. Are you getting anywhere? I try and contact them everyyear but so far nothing I say makes them think it's an important matter which they should act on. Sue

Margaret Campbell left an annotation ()

Sue, the request was done as part of a survey of allotment waiting lists of the prinicipal local authorities of Scotland, England & Wales. You can download the data at this link http://www.transitiontownwestkirby.org.u...

It appears that in Scotland, there were 133 people waiting for every 100 plots.

I know that SAGS have been working with the Scottish Parliament to promote allotment provision, so it may well be worth getting in touch with them to see if they can help you to campaign for allotments in your area.