Petition for More Allotments in Bridgwater

Petition for More Allotments To Bridgwater Town council: We the undersigned, being registered as parliamentary electors within the parish of Bridgwater and/or liable for council tax within the parish of Bridgwater, respectfully request that you fulfil your statutory duty to make available suitable and sufficient allotments to meet the needs of the residents within the parish of Bridgwater There are currently insufficient allotments to meet the needs of the people of Bridgwater. With an ever lengthening waiting list and very little provision in some areas people are put off from applying. Meanwhile, dense housing development is bringing new residents who, lacking garden space suitable for growing food, are much more likely to desire an allotment than residents of older houses with larger gardens. We therefore believe that there is an increasing and unmet demand for allotments in Bridgwater. We note that if there is such a demand, it is required under Section 23 of the Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908 to provide a sufficient number of allotments and to let them to persons residing in its area who want them.

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