Thursday, July 02, 2009

Allotment consultation

Billy from Plot Tales is urging us all to get involved in the Council's consultation process. An article also appeared recently on the APT blog.
'Good to see HC now see a need for allotments, details in this weeks Nairnshire. They are asking you to to send in your views on this as I have already done. As Nairn expands we will need more plots to meet the demand this is a good chance for all of us to say what we think on how the ground is used around our town. The benefits of having an allotment are immense not only do you get to grow your own fruit and veg but you have the social aspect as well also good for the mind and body. So come on folks more allotments 4 Nairn.'
"Consultation responses are invited before the deadline of Friday 11 September, in writing to Keith Walker, Policy Officer, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX or by email to"
There's over thirty hopefuls now on the Nairn Allotment Society waiting list and we desperately need more land for allotments in Nairn. Please get involved Gurnites.


Nairnac said...

Didn't there used to be allotments down Mill Road ?

Graisg said...

Yes correct Nairnac, and there will be again if Nairn Allotment Society gets funding to sort the site out. The Highland Council are in agreement and perhaps some of the Euro 'Leader' dosh might be on the way.
It will only take about half a dozen off the list however and more sites will still be needed.

There are plans for allotments on Sandown and the Delnies developments but who knows when that will be. In the meantime there is a business opportunity for any local landowner to rent out a field for plots?