20 May 2011

Allotment threat averted

Having raised on this blog the threat to allotments and raising it at the recent opening of our allotments, I have been meaning to blog that we won. The threat to allotments from the Government’s review of the 1908 Allotments Act has been averted. Big thanks to the huge response from the public and the media. 

The Prime Minister commented: "It is extremely important that allotments are made available. Many Members will find that when they ask about that in their constituencies there are massive queues for allotments, as many people want to grow their own vegetables and food and understand more about where food comes from. It is a great movement, and it has my full support.”

The National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners comments here. See also Independent article here.

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