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Thread: Allotments in Wakefield

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    Rich72 is offline Germinator
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    Default Allotments in Wakefield

    Evening all. My first visit here. I have been on the waiting list for an allotment in Wakefield for 2 years. I am currently using a small portion of a friends allotment to grow some stuff for myself. But it's 6 miles away from my house which I think kind of defeats the object of trying to be a little greener. I have visited a local allotment and there is at least 2 plots that are completely neglected and overgrown, I contacted the council and they just insisted that all plots were in use!

    Think I will just have to wait until one does become vacant. At this rate I will be too old to do anything with it.

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    How old are you now Rich? Go back to the site you like when people are working on there and start chatting. They will probably be a lot more helpful than the council. For example, find out who the site representative is and then get in touch with him/her.

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    I'm only 39 but council says at least 5 years before plot available. My nearest site only has 20 plots. A guy who goes in my local pub has a plot there and he said he was waiting for 8 years!!!

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    Another OP who hasn't been back to the Vine since 2012
    Thanks for trying to help, newtonuk
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    Are you actually in Wakefield.
    We have a plot in South Kirkby, there are at least 3 unused over grown plots around us.

    It's not fair that people are neglecting them, when theres such a waiting list.
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    The opening post was made in 2012 Keat and hasn't been back since.
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    I never spotted that.

    I guess he's top of the list now :-)

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