Save The Ribble

A blog dedicated to preserving the beauty and delicate ecosystem of the River Ribble, and opposing the Riverworks 'vision' to build a barrage on our River and develop on our riverbanks, floodplains and green spaces, causing damage to wildlife and the environment and increasing the risk of flooding to our homes. Save the Ribble Campaign is not responsible for the content of external blogs or websites which link here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Waiting List Closed for Preston Allotments

Preston City Council has closed it's waiting lists for allotments, and is subdividing plots and jacking up the fees.

Running an allotment is a brilliant pastime for anyone who wants to get healthy by working hard in the open air, eating cheap fresh organic vegetables and by meeting a community of like minded people.

There is still plenty of unused land held by public sector institutions, the city and county councils, the NHS, the civil service, even the army. Why can't some of this land be turned over so that local people can start growing their own food with a zero carbon footprint?

Of course, if these institutions were to hand over such plots to locals, the potential value of the land to private developers would plummet,,,

1 Comments:

At 11:02 am, Blogger jabberwocky said...

Don't councils have an obligation to provide allotments if they are needed? So surely an increased demand ought to mean an increase in provision...?

 

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