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Allotments: Gloucestershire

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many allotments there are in each local authority area in Gloucestershire. (218170)

We do not require local authorities to provide figures for the number of allotments in their area, so it is not possible to easily provide the answer. Allotments can be in the control of many different parties: borough, district, parish, town councils, church bodies and private societies.

However, we have been able to obtain some information, which is summarised in the following table.

Authority

Findings

Gloucester City Council

11 sites found on web, unable to find information on number of plots.

Tewkesbury BC

No information available.

Cheltenham BC

18 sites: Two church owned, one with unknown number of plots and one with ten. One private site with 80 plots. Remaining 15 sites contain 810 plots.

Cotswold DC

Allotments are managed by town and parish councils, no central data available.

Gloucestershire County Council

No reply within available time.

Forest of Dean DC

Allotments are managed by town and parish councils, no central data available.

Stroud DC

Allotments are managed by town and parish councils, no central data available.