Saturday, July 11, 2020

Socialism - Allotments for All?

There has been a surge in demand for allotments, with waiting lists in England growing from fewer than 10 people per 100 plots in 1996, to more than 50 for every 100 plots in 2013. Councils have a legal obligation to provide enough growing space to meet demand. 

And yet, a recent study by the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield found that the quantity of land used for allotments in urban areas has fallen by 65% over the past 50 years. And it has been poorer areas have lost out most, with eight times the number of closures seen in the wealthiest neighbourhoods. 

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