A number of local allotment tenants have been threatened with eviction after receiving stern warning letters from the Council, criticising the condition of their plots.
In an effort to feed the growing demand for allotments across the city, the Council has issued large numbers of warnings to existing tenants, in the hope they will give up their plots to people on the waiting lists.
Tenants were told they had just 28 days to make “significant improvements” to their plots or face eviction.
After summer inspections were carried out, tenants we spoke to at Grimesthorpe allotments have still not heard a thing from the Council. Their website says the outcome of the inspections will be posted on the internet later in the year.
The Council have also announced a plan to develop ‘community food growing’ across the city including a proposal to convert unused land in Page Hall into allotments. The exact location has yet to be confirmed but it is hoped that local groups and individuals could eventually use the renovated land for community food production and gardening projects.
If you are concerned about a letter you have received, contact the Messenger on 242 0564.