Five-year waiting list for Sidmouth allotments

Waiting for an allotment has been an issue for some time now – as this piece from the Futures Forum of February 2014 shows:

Allotments in East Devon

Things seem only to have got worse, as this piece from the latest Herald shows:

Poor management has made already long waiting times for allotments in the town even worse, it’s claimed.

 

Allotment holder Ruth Rose in front of her old plot now untended

 

Allotment holder Ruth Rose in front of her old plot now untended

Sidmouth allotment plots overrun with weeds as more gardeners join waiting list

 

It’s clearly an issue which affects the rest of the District:

Homes planned for allotment site

Council anger at developer’s allotment u-turn

 

And sometimes things actually go well:

Ottery’s new 95 allotments prove popular with gardeners

   
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