Councillor John O'Shea, cabinet member for street scene and parks at Birmingham City Council, said: "We've always known that allotments
play an important role in the fabric of city life.
All members of the public are invited to visit the allotments
on the respective open days to see the range of allotments
being cultivated and to talk with allotmenteers about what they are growing, find out good growing tips and to hear about what it's like to cultivate an allotment
"We have been telling them for two years that our allotments
were statutory and that we had proof, and they ignored us.
Today angry plot holders at Walsall Road Allotments
said it would be "a travesty" if the site was lost.
in the Governorate of North Batinah rose by 144.3 per cent to 513, while it declined by 28.4 per cent in the Governorate of South Batinah to 3,003 during the five-month period under review.
There were hopes the allotments
would be reopened after a clean-up but the matter has still not been resolved.
| Find details of open days and events at nsalg.org.uk and on the National Allotments
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On some Liverpool allotments
, the waiting list can be as long as 18 months - but each allotment
is different and it might be the case that you get one much quicker.
CDA has issued notification regarding restoration of allotments
of plots and constituted the committee comprising officials of Land, Estate, Finance and Planing for implementation of transparency in this regard.
Temporary inspector Chris Stoddart from Thornaby Neighbourhood Policing Team, who is leading the operation, said: "Theft, burglary and criminal damage are continuing problems at allotments
and our assistance in handing out free padlocks and alarms gives officers and cadets the opportunity to improve awareness amongst allotment
holders of the vulnerabilities the allotment
So what are the benefits of allotments
? According to the National Allotments
Garden Trust and the National Society of Allotment
and Leisure Gardeners, there are lots.
In January 2014, the department published allotment
disposal guidance: safeguards and alternatives replacing the previous guidance from 2002.