Sunderland Council putting up allotment rents by 60%

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

  1. I'm Spartacus

    I'm Spartacus Winger

    Buy British idiotic! What the fuck is wrong with you?
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  2. lurker

    lurker Striker

    For all his faults, Jeremy Corbyn would never have let this happen.

    Well done any allotment owners who voted for the Tory scum
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  3. vinegar hill

    vinegar hill Striker

    It’s for nowt if ya ask me.
  4. yorkyexile

    yorkyexile Striker

    Look at the poster and the word British...
    Not just SDC though all councils seem to be being arseholes lately. stuff that should be coming good in austerity are being left to rot out of no more than spite. Markets, Allotments, amenities for people who are staying at home like parks and museums etc
    pillars of hercules likes this.
  5. seahamstar

    seahamstar Winger

    ..Which is exactly what the Tories are brainwashing folk into believing.
    It's not Councils that are being aresholes, it's Tory cuts that are making it nigh on impossible to finance ESSENTIAL services, never mind anything else.
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  6. How's it wrong? The council either own the land or lease it and are providing a service which costs. If people don't or won't pay there will be others who will I'm sure.

    Not sure why all residents should subsidise a hobby for those who have allotments. The council don't pay anything towards my season ticket!
  7. It would be worth any amount to be married to Felicity Kendall.
  8. Butcher's Coat

    Butcher's Coat Striker

    Quite simply - my tenancy agreement states that the price rise shall be no more than 5% -NOT 60%.

    As mentioned before, they provide NO SERVICE - they do sweet FA to my allotment - they simply rake in my ground rent every year, and do nowt in return.

    Don't know marra.
    I shall be asking this on Monday
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
  9. Hodgie1979

    Hodgie1979 Central Defender

    I know what you mean mate fair enough...
  10. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    5% per month = 60% per year. Should have read the smallprint. ;)
    cruze likes this.
  11. Butcher's Coat

    Butcher's Coat Striker

  12. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    The council are obliged to provide land for allotments where there is demand under the allotments act

    Go down and protest now, the echo will be down for a photo straight away, councils always take protestors more seriously than a man asking questions
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
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  13. Don’t forget the glum face for the photo shoot.
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  14. DurhamRifleman

    DurhamRifleman Central Defender

    Nail on head.
  15. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    Either arms folded or a finger pointing at the held up new price letter
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  16. cruze

    cruze Winger

    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
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  17. True and rightly so...but it shouldnt be free...what about those tax payers who havent an allotment - why should they subsidise your hobby?
  18. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    They aren’t free and how are tax payers subsidising them?
  19. Because if you arent paying the full cost of allotment sites then they are subsidising it.

    I have an allotment plot and fully understand the benefits of allotments...however I dont ask anyone to subsidy my hobby much in the same way I wouldnt ask the cooncil to pay part of my season ticket.
  20. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    But the council hardly touch allotments. There are about 2000 council allotments in Sunderland which will generate about £170k per year in fees. Does the council spend more than that on them?

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