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    Question Looking for an Allotment in Inverclyde, Scotland

    Hi guys!

    This one is a bit of a long shot, but I thought I'd give it a go.

    I'm looking for an allotment in Inverclyde, Scotland, most likely Greenock. Now, I known there are a number of allotments in the area, but getting in touch with them is somewhat problematic. I've been able to get in touch with Caddlehill and am currently waiting for them to send me a registration letter to get on their waiting list.

    I've had a hard time finding any information on allotments in the area in general, I've tried contacting Inverclyde council but the only information they were able to give me was that they "do not own any sites in the area."

    So, now I'm here in hope that a plot holder on one of the sites is lurking in the depths of the forum. But if anyone in the west of Scotland can provide any information on allotments in the West that would VERY much appreciated.

    Craig 

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    Is this of any use Craig:

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    Hi Craig and welcome!
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    Your best bet may be to visit the sites and make yourself known. Ask who to contact - maybe there's a notice board or a site hut.
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    Snap BM..................
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    Last edited by veggiechicken; 19-02-2017 at 10:24 PM.
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    Hey again!

    Finally on the computer (original post sent from mobile) so can provide a little more information regarding my search!

    In regards to th elink from Inverclyde now: this is something I've had my eye on for quite some time, however at this moment things appear to have stalled, the woman dealing with the drive to get allotments established says things may continue, but it won't be for quite some time.

    Lemmon Street Gardens (which i think has the most WONDERFUL name) is another funny one. A family friend is a plot owner there. Originally council owned [as far as I'm aware] these plots are now owned by a local housing association. There are 5 plots on site, however only two are allocated. I asked that particular housing association a few years ago, and they said they had no interest in letting the vacant plots. My friend suggested i "squat" on site, but I'm not sure that's exactly wise.

    I've just sent an email to Wellington Street gardens, that blog post is fairly old, but the email address is a gmail one.. so fingers crossed!

    I think my best bet, as you both suggested is to pop in to the allotments one day and hope that there's someone there that can point me in the right direction.
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    You're welcome...............
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