Appeal for land as waiting list for allotments grows

SO many people are taking up growing their own fruit and vegetables that a council is appealing for land to use for more allotments. There are 38 allotments in Sandy run by the town council but with a waiting list of 60 garden lovers the wait for a plot c

SO many people are taking up growing their own fruit and vegetables that a council is appealing for land to use for more allotments.

There are 38 allotments in Sandy run by the town council but with a waiting list of 60 garden lovers the wait for a plot could be up to 10 years.

On average only five or six plots become available every year and with the waiting list growing all the time with more and more people keen to grow their own the council, through The Comet, is making an appeal for anyone with a spare plot of land to contact them immediately.

"The waiting list is getting longer all the time," said town council clerk Sue Foster.

"With such a low turnover of only five or six allotments a year becoming free and a waiting list of 60 people, gardeners wanting allotments could be waiting years unless we get more land.

"Growing your own vegetables has become very popular so we are actively searching for more land so we can accommodate all the town's keen gardeners."

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Anyone who has a plot of land that could be used for allotments should contact Mrs Foster at Sandy Town Council on 01767 681491.

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