The Government has announced a “Review of statutory duties”, aimed at identifying and removing duties from local authorities which are a “burden”. One of the duties they are considering removing is the duty to provide sufficient number of allotments for people in the area who want one. This means ALL allotments, including existing ones, not just new ones.
What You Can Do:
- Write to your MP. The National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners has some information about the threat. We have also compiled some useful background information for you to use.
- Look at the Government’s web page on “Review of statutory duties placed on local government“. Then fill in the “Statutory duties webform” which is in the top right-hand corner. Time is short. We have only until 25 April. The webform is a bit confusing, so here are some model answers which you can use. Better still, write your own. But do fill in the form!
Link to background info and model answers for filling our the webform:
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