Allotment gardening provides a wide range of benefits to communities and the environment.
Do you rent an allotment? Are you on the board of an allotment? If so we need your views!
There are two surveys available.
The first is seeking the views if you are on the board of an allotment site. It is asking general questions about the allotment site, for example if there is a waiting list, what facilities are available.
The second questionnaire should be filled out if you are renting an allotment site. This questionnaire is asking you all about your plot.
The questionnaires will be available until 28 May 2018.
We are gathering this information so that we can begin to build a picture of how the allotments across the Borough are being used.
The information gathered is completely anonymous.
Apart from providing low cost food, they also provide valuable recreational opportunities involving healthy activity and social contacts. Allotments are significant to our green spaces and provide habitats for many forms of wildlife.
Allotments have evolved through a rich and varied history of social and economic change, the most notable being the 2nd World War where the public were encouraged to 'Grow their own Greens' and 'Dig for Britain'. The first legislative reforms date back to the Enclosures Act of 1845.
Taking on an allotment plot is not all hard work; it can have many advantages, providing fresh home grown vegetables, fruit and flowers for you and your family, free from artificial additives and at a fraction of that you would have expected to pay in a supermarket or greengrocer.
There is also the social side, meeting new friends with similar interests and enabling you to enjoy a healthy outdoor life with gentle exercise and a place to relax and unwind.
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens - Our vision is to increase allotment uptake by individuals and community groups.