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Sunderland Council putting up allotment rents by 60%

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Butcher's Coat, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Butcher's Coat

    Butcher's Coat Striker

    Not WDSC!!!:evil::evil::evil:
    Got my bill in for next year's allotment rent today.
    From £52 last year 2018/19 to £84 for 2019/20.

    A total fucking disgrace - over 60% hike!!!
    I will have to get onto the fuckers on Monday to sort this out.
    Falconhoof likes this.
  2. TheWanderer

    TheWanderer Striker

    Proper old gadgies game that mind!

    Can’t remember the OP looking 85 when I met him.
    Butcher's Coat likes this.
  3. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

  4. I've had one since I was in my 20s man. Been making raised beds with my 7 year old all day. Great being out in the fresh air and plenty of food for the Brexit Armageddon :lol:

    Mines gone up a tenner.
    Lord Alfred and TheWanderer like this.
  5. Yankee Mackem

    Yankee Mackem Winger

    That's allot ment
  6. Space Hopper

    Space Hopper Winger

    Somebody keeps adding topsoil to my allotment. The plot thickens.
  7. Yankee Mackem

    Yankee Mackem Winger

  8. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    £84 a year seems pretty reasonable tbh.

    Thought it would cost 5 or 6 times that amount.
    Mackem00, MrB and gazc24 like this.
  9. gazc24

    gazc24 Striker

    Sunderland council thinking will probably be, if we raise the prices the lad will become vacant and we can give it to gentoo to make overpriced houses
  10. riffraff

    riffraff Striker

    Or split them into smaller plots to give a few more council tax payers a go....
    gazc24 likes this.
  11. No chance of the fuckers being tidied up and painted then.

    And the allotments either.
  12. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    Have you seen the waiting list for an allotment? You fill a dead man's shoes when you get one.
    Some Random Guy likes this.
  13. riffraff

    riffraff Striker

    If one becomes available it should be halved...
  14. Kevj

    Kevj Striker

    I was going to say: do you not have a garden. Then I realised the point of having an allotment.
  15. Butcher's Coat

    Butcher's Coat Striker

    It's the principle of the thing though marra.
    I have just checked my tenancy agreement, which states that the yearly rise will be limited to 5% - as it has done over the last 9 years.
    But this 60% rise is taking the piss.
    As I mentioned - I shall have a word with the council on Monday.
    Lord Alfred and Falconhoof like this.
  16. monkeytassle

    monkeytassle Striker

    Thought you liked the principle of rich people paying their way.
  17. Butcher's Coat

    Butcher's Coat Striker

    It's the principle of the whole thing though.
    The Council do absolutely sweet F.A. towards the upkeep of the allotments- it is up the tenants.
    The gadgey who used to come round and spray the weeds around the perimeter fences even got paid -off, and I have only seen the Allotment Officer once in 9 years.
    By the way, I can well afford it marra, but that's not the point.
    - But the widow who has the next allotment to me has next to fuck all - so she's well pissed off - extra money she can ill-afford.:evil:
  18. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    I'd be annoyed.

    Although in my experience when someone is complaining for the principle of the thing they are normally hitching over something that doesn't really matter.
  19. bigmarlon

    bigmarlon Midfield

    Anyone blamed Brexit/the Tories/Theresa May/Russians/Trump yet?

    Well that's a first!
    dcl0sc likes this.
  20. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    That’s a shocking rise, however £84 for what is the size of a small farm is still a decent rate

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