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Alliance Welcome Council Consultation on Community Allotment Provision

Alliance Councillor Eóin Tennyson has welcomed news that an online consultation to on increased community allotment provision in the Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Council Borough is to be launched.. 

The survey will take place on the Consultation Hub section of the Council’s website and will last a period of 8 weeks.

Councillor Tennyson said, “Community allotments can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing, and on the local environment. We have some fantastic allotment providers in the borough. However, there is clearly huge demand and it would be fantastic to see greater Council support for existing providers and potentially even some new Council-owned sites. 

“I first raised the issue of allotment provision at committee in September. It’s fantastic to see progress on the matter. The proposed survey will be good news to many local residents who wish to grow their own food but don’t currently have access to appropriate facilities.

“Information presented at committee clearly highlighted the popularity of allotments in other areas with both Antrim and Newtownabbey and Mid and East Antrim Council, with some having waiting lists of five years or more. 

“Once the online survey has been completed Council will analyse the results to determine if there is demand additional allotment provision and put plans in place to meet that demand.” 

ENDS

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