Don’t privatise our allotments

I am greatly opposed to ‘self-management’ of allotments, and see it as a pathway to privatisation.

I want my contract to remain with the local authority, which has a legal duty to provide the service.

At our AGM yesterday, there were noises implying that HBC would push us into self-management with the threat of bringing in private operators if this wasn’t done.

This year I paid £34.60 for my plot, or 66p per week.

I would pay £5 per week (£260 p.a.) and consider this fair and reasonable.

Multiply this by the number of allotment plots administered by HBC, and you Would make a considerable increase in income, thus safeguarding the allotments and officers’ jobs for the future.

Anyone who seriously wants an allotment would find this cheap at the price.

Penny Beale

Croft Road

Hastings

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