Our local council allotments officer has drawn our attention to the following, which should be of interest to all.
The duty of local councils to provide allotments is included in an ongoing government review of 'burdens' on local authorities.
Please follow the below link to see details of this "review of statutory duties placed on local government":
Allotments are only mentioned at line 137 of the first spreadsheet, so this item takes some finding.
The review is under consultation until next Monday, April 25th and responses are invited from the general public as well as from councillors and council staff.
If you'd like to register your views, follow the link on the right of the web page to the 'Statutory duties webform'. It's quite quick and simple to complete.