The September PC Agenda includes an item on allotment allocation and management.
It is asking the councillors to consider the following:
- To consider requesting a licence for the parish council to occupy the allotments prior to formal handover of the land from the developer;
- To receive a letter from a resident about the statutory obligation to provide allotments and fairness to residents on the waiting list since 2011 of allocation by ballot;
- To re-open the allotment waiting list in order to determine demand for plots, consider how it will be advertised, and any terms and conditions that may apply.
Comment: Unsure about item 2. I think 50% of the allotments should be allocated by ballot for the original village and the other 50% for the new village by ballot. This has to be the fairest way, not a claim that there has been an invisible list since 2011.
Item 1 and 3 are well worth considering.