Allotments – Government EDM

Message from West Kirby – Contact your MP re an Early Day motion on Allotments :

I’m sure you’re aware that there is significant unmet demand for allotments in the UK. We did a viagra without prescriptionk/files/ttwk_nsalg_survey_2010.pdf” target=”_blank”>survey of allotment waiting lists in England earlier this year, and you can access figures for any principal local council with allotments on National database.

Bob Russell, MP, has submitted for an Early Day Motion (EDM 687) for debate stating “That this House welcomes the big increase in home-grown vegetables, with seed sales up 14 per cent last year; is pleased that the number of people wanting an allotment has increased by 20 per cent in the past 12 months; is concerned that according to the National Society for Allotment and Leisure Gardeners there are 100,000 people on waiting lists for an allotment; and calls on the Government, local authorities, other public bodies and private landlords to make land available

for new allotments.” To-date 28 MPs have signed the Motion.

I’m wondering if Transition groups around the England would consider checking if their MP has signed the motion and if they have have, thank them for their support and offer to meet with

them to discuss the situation in their constituency and if they haven’t, to seek their support.

Margaret Campbell, Transition West Kirby

Which is very interesting (no local MPs I could see there yet), but it led me to look more closely at our local provision. Will update in a bit, but all is not as it seems;

Have created a separate page to summarise the allotment provision across the conurbation which is constructed mostly at Borough level from the FoI requests Jan 2010 undertaken by TT West Kirby, and at detailed level by me checking websites, and emailing people.

http://transitionbh.org/todo/allotments-around-bh/

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