According to the National Allotments
Garden Trust and the National Society of Allotment
and Leisure Gardeners, there are lots.
Through new community rights, local residents have increased opportunities to protect existing allotments
from development and increase provision of green spaces.
POLICE are plotting the downfall of thieves who target allotment
They are highlighting the need to strengthen the protection for our remaining allotment
sites and emphasising the benefits allotments
bring to both people and to the environment.
John Whitehouse, chairman of the School Lane Allotments
Association in Shard End, said: "The rent increases are a concern but the contract being offered is the major problem for us.
Over the weekend, break-ins took place at a number of sheds at the allotments
off Saltwell Road in Gateshead.
The strategy includes creating a central database of all allotments
and waiting lists in the Vale and encouraging developers to provide allotments
as part of housing developments.
The main focus for its work is liaising with government to ensure that the voice of allotment
holders is heard and to emphasise that allotments
remain an important part of today's society.
But this law now faces the axe, and gardeners fear their allotments
will be sold for housing.
More and more families are taking on allotments
in a bid to show their children the benefits of home-grown produce.
With a city-wide waiting list of almost 1,000 people, allotments
are more popular than they have been in 30 years due to the rise in greener lifestyles and the grow-your-own organic food culture attracting younger tenants.
Revolutionary New Upgrades Made to Allotments