Wednesday, 13 October 2010


It would appear there is going to be a hike in the price of renting an allotment. The very reasonable current £28 a year rent is to jump to £75 in 3 years time.
While the £28 current rent compares very well with other authorities the proposed fare increases will not.
I well remember trying to help promote the use of allotments in Oscott some years ago. The benefits being- to be able to grow you own health food cheaply, while keeping fit doing it.
I hope these price increases do not put off those who need this service most, those on lower incomes.
What extra services do you get for the price increases? None at all that I can see, in fact the Council have already reduced the allotment development staff from 3 to 1.

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