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