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Wakefield Community Growing Licences

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We are asking Wakefield District Council to solve the problem of allotment waiting lists and to give local communities throughout the district a way to get involved in the “Grow your own food” revolution. Over 1000 people are on Council waiting lists in the district and Wakefield councils own website advises applicants for an allotment that they may have to wait at least 12 months for a plot, meaning many more people that want to grow their own fruit and vegetables, but don’t have access to growing plots, don’t even bother putting their name down. We are calling on the council to adopt a scheme called community growing licences which is already in use by Calderdale Council. The licences allow local individuals and groups to apply to use council plots for the purpose of growing fruit and vegetables by entering into a simple standard agreement with the council, paying a nominal fee of around £10 and taking out a small insurance policy. Growing licences would allow the community to grow their own healthy, local food, take responsibility for improving overgrown plots of land and have the added benefit of saving the council money currently spent on maintaining underused plots of land. Please support us by signing this on-line petition.


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