Ensure Council allotments break even

Currently the dservice provided by Glasgow City Council to their allotments is  heavily subsidised.

I would enquire why this unsustainable support for a liesure past time for a small minority of Glasgow citizens is not cost nuetral and if any consideration has been given to ensuring the allotment service breaks even.

Failure to do so will perpetuate the idea that there are rules for some and rules for others in this Dear Green Place.

 

Why the contribution is important

This has the potential to enure that other more vital services do not suffer from the unintended consequences of supporting the views of a very vocal yet unelected lobby.

by sanchufish on September 09, 2016 at 12:18PM

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  • Posted by Ellisdee September 09, 2016 at 12:56

    Spelling could be better but a good idea! Seems unfair that one services in in receipt of subsidy at the expense of others, surely needs look at ??
  • Posted by Beckola September 09, 2016 at 13:06

    This seems very unfair to the old and disabled souls that own and depend on their allotments. Glasgow needs thousands more allotment plots and we have to encourage them - not discourage them.
  • Posted by sanchufish September 09, 2016 at 13:32


    I'm reliably informed that the current rental price for an allotments of £34.50 PER YEAR!!! working out at under 10 pence a day is well within the range of " the old and disabled souls that own and depend on their allotments"
    Now while this may seem a ridiculously reasonable price purely for rental then consider how ludicrous it is that as a service provider , Glasgow City Council will also ensure access to mains water and uplift your waste for this extortionate outlay.
    (Bearing in mind the above daily rate doesn't consider the generous concessions available for those who need them)

    You are right that we need thousand more allotments to ensure people can access local grown produce but at what cost to the rest of our citizens; fence in more green space thereby restricting it's use by the wider public?

    Fair Rent for a fair service.
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