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Sunderland Council putting up allotment rents by 60%

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

  1. I have no idea I dont live in sunderland but general point is council should of course provide, support and improve allotment provision but not at a lot of cost to tax payers.
  2. The council have a legal responsibility to provide allotments where there is demand. There are several laws relating to this. I don’t think they are legally required to maintain, but it is generally accepted practice for them to do so.

    Allotments and the law
  3. TZMouk

    TZMouk Midfield

    As long as this gets weekly bin pick ups back then I'll be happy.
  4. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

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  5. Butcher's Coat

    Butcher's Coat Striker

    And the glum face.
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  6. West_Winger

    West_Winger Winger

    £32 a year more. Where’s the just giving page?
  7. Mackem Tommy

    Mackem Tommy Midfield

    The criticism of SC here isn't that they've raised the rate, it's that they've let cheap rates go on so long.
  8. Butcher's Coat

    Butcher's Coat Striker

    They've fucked up
  9. Mackem Tommy

    Mackem Tommy Midfield

    Glad they've moved to put it right though.
  10. Secret Visage

    Secret Visage Winger

    That rapid charging station, has to be paid for somehow.
  11. ned_werby

    ned_werby Striker

    so it's gone from a quid a week to about 30 bob? :lol:
  12. Butcher's Coat

    Butcher's Coat Striker

    Should be a maximum of 5% increase as per tenancy agreements.
    Instead they are trying to implement a 60% increase.
    The actual pennies per week are negligible to me.
    But to a lot of people, it is a great deal to lash out as you must pay in advance
    Also if they get away with this, where does it end??
    The Council are not playing the game correct, they are trying to get something implemented wrongly.
  13. TexasMackem

    TexasMackem Winger

    We had a few visitors from Texas over to the north east a few years ago, one bloke remarked at how shocked he was see the poverty in the UK. It's obviously not as affluent as Dallas, but I had to find out what he'd seen. He said he passed shanti towns on the way here.

    Turns out it was allotments :lol:
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  14. Butcher's Coat

    Butcher's Coat Striker

    Tory cutbacks from Westminster.
  15. Scimmy

    Scimmy Striker

    So did you contact the council as you said you would?
  16. Fucking wont like, once the shops are empty Im strait up the allotments on the rob pal.
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  17. Butcher's Coat

    Butcher's Coat Striker

    It's ongoing.
    I shall report back :cool:
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  18. Weremuthe

    Weremuthe Striker

    Mines gone up from £55 to £66 I think - and that includes water rates/skip sometimes.

    So for less than £1.27 a week I get a lovely bit of land to spend my retirement on.

    This has only gone up because the Tories have taken £293million off our council - they said they would eradicate the National Deficit but they initially failed miserably and so had to pass all the debt onto councils by removing their central grants. The National Debt has now gone up to £3Trillion.
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