I’m sitting here at 9am with the application form from the council to join the Allotment waiting list. Thing is, I just don’t know whether to fill it in. I love the idea of expanding my growing space and becoming an Allotment owner, but, do I have the time? Our local Council charge £31 per year for a site and as from 2008 (taken from the website) they had 359 people on the waiting list. What I don’t understand is that when we called to the Allotment site the other day, there were so many run down plots, messy plots and plots that looked like they hadn’t been tended to in years. I thought the Council had the right to evict Allotment tenants for un-cultivated plots? So why are so many looking drab and lifeless? I might venture back to the Allotments on Saturday and take some photo’s of just how poor it is.
Anyway, back to my discussion. Would I have time? Well at the moment, yes, yes I would. But I don’t drive? And as I’ve never had an Allotment before, I wouldn’t know if this was a necessary or if it would create problems if I didn’t. My Mum has a car, so I could always get her to take me and maybe she’d even help? Who knows. I mean, I’ve not even decided to fill the form in yet.
What would you do? I think this photo sways it for me….