Freedom of Information request - Waiting lists for allotments (June 2018) (FOI-577)
Dear Hackney Borough Council,
As of June 2018, please could you share a:
1. List of allotment sites the council owns, and for each site:
1.1. Is the site 1) council managed, 2) community managed, or 3) managed by a commercial third-party?
1.2. What is the address of the site?
1.3. What is the total size of the site (please include the unit of measurement. E.g.. hectares, acres, etc.)?
1.4. What is the total number of plots on site?
1.5.1 Are plot rents 1) charged per individual plot (where plot fixed), or 2) by size where plot size optional/variable? Please indicate the measurement unit for plots for both scenarios (e.g.. hectares, acres, etc.).
1.5.2 What is the rental cost of 1) individual plots, or 2) cost by plot unit (e.g., £2 per sq meter) in Pounds Sterling? (please state ranges of rents if variable)
1.6 How many vacant plots?
1.7.1 Does a waiting list exist for plots on site?
1.7.2 If yes; what is the total number of people on the waiting list?
1.7.3 If yes; is the waiting list open for new applications?
1.7.4 If yes; what is the approximate waiting time for a plot?
All responses will be recorded as part of a London survey of allotments here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cxJ-fGAZs2P2b9alEijhrG-Nw0std1Yhp-DlaCA0dYM/edit?usp=sharing
Thank you for your request about allotments in Hackney.
The Council are the freeholders for nine allotment sites with a total of 125 full plots (some split into half plots). We"re responsible for maintaining fences and gates around the plots. The Hackney Allotment Society has a 12 year lease on all nine sites and are responsible for the day to day management of the sites. This means that we do not hold the information you have requested.
The Hackney Allotment Society is a registered charity (number 294128) managed by a voluntary committee and aims to promote horticulture in Hackney.
Although they are not covered by the Freedom of Information Act, we suggest that you approach them for this information.
If you are dissatisfied with this response and wish to appeal, please respond to this email to request an Internal Review.
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Information Commissioner"s Office
0303 123 1113
London Borough of Hackney